Thursday, February 29, 2024

Artisan v2.10.2

We have again updated the best roasting software you cannot buy! To ease the path for Mill-City-Roaster owners to Artisan we added support for all of their machines. This version also extends the support for IKAWA roasters supporting their latest addition, the PRO 100 X, and simplifies the connection to Aillio Bullet R1 machines on Windows removing the requirement of an alternative USB driver installation. For further news see below.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Artisan v2.10.0


Artisan 2.10 runs native on Apple Silicon and adds support for Bühler und Joper roasting machines. There are some more news (see below).

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Artisan v2.8.4


We introduce Artisan 2.8.4 which adds a few features and improves stability while staying full compatible with any previous version.

Buttons – Appearance, State, and Action

A custom button in Artisan is specified by a name, an event type and value, an action as well as button and text colors (see Events, Buttons Palettes). There can be as many buttons as you like. Additionally, each button has an appearance (normal/pressed) and a state. State and appearance are disconnected by default, but can be connected via button actions.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Understanding Roast Color

Taking the color of a roast is quite simple nowadays. Just prepare a sample and point your roast color meter at it. The device will display the roast color as a number. This may raise some questions.

  • Why do different devices report different results on the same roast?
  • What does the reported number mean and how does it compare?
  • Why does the same device report different numbers for the same roast?

This post resembles our report On Idle Noise, where we identified the sources of temperature measuring noise and quantified their impact. This post shares our observations from over 1000 color measurements taken with Tonino and Lighttells CM100+ roast color meters. Our results can help answer the above questions and may lead to better color measurements.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Artisan v2.8.2

This is a maintenance release which fixes some regressions discovered in v2.8.0 and gives the Designer some love.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Artisan v2.8.0

Time for an update! With added support for the between batch protocol and the addition of a phases widget to the Comparator this release focus on repeatability and consistency in roasting. It also comes with many smaller improvements and updated translations.