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1. (WO2014207616) A METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING COFFEE BEANS

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/207616    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2014/062340
Publication Date: Thu Jan 01 00:59:59 CET 2015 International Filing Date: Thu Jun 19 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: A23N 12/08
A47J 31/42
A23F 5/04
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: TAN, Jingwei
WANG, Yanyan
Title: A METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING COFFEE BEANS
Abstract:
The present invention proposes an apparatus (100,200) for processing coffee beans, comprising a roasting chamber (102,202) configured to accommodate said coffee beans; a heating element (104,204), configured to roast said coffee beans in said roasting chamber (102,202) at a predetermined temperature; and a delivering element (108,208), configured to conditionally deliver different portions of said coffee beans out of said roasting chamber (102,202) through an outlet of said roasting chamber (102,202) at different times; wherein said coffee beans are inputted into said roasting chamber (102,202) at one time. The present invention also provides a method for roasting coffee beans using above described apparatus.