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Probat to sponsor Roasting Fellow at UC Davis Coffee Center

Probat is proud to announce its sponsorship of the “Probat Roasting Fellow,” a full-time staff position at UC Davis’ Coffee Center currently under development. The new coffee center will consist of 6,000 sq. ft. of space, dedicated as a home for coffee science research and advanced education.

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Brewed Behavior Becomes Official U.S. Training Partner of Probat Burns

Brewed Behavior and Probat Burns have announced a new milestone in their partnership, with Brewed Behavior’s appointment as Probat’s official U.S. partner for roaster training. The companies have long collaborated to elevate roasting skills and standards for the specialty coffee industry. This new chapter marks the start of a promising future for roaster training at Brewed Behavior’s lab in Kansas City, Mo. and at Probat’s lab in Vernon Hills, IL.

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Probat 150 Years Commemoration Reception at NCA

For Probat, the NCA Annual Convention serves as an important connecting point, appropriately offering the perfect backdrop for a special event on the occasion of our 150th anniversary. Alongside our American subsidiary Probat Inc., we invited customers and partners to a reception commemorating 150 years during the NCA Annual Convention at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans.

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Probat Inc. Announces Stir Your Passion Sweepstakes Winner

Probat Inc. the leading producer of coffee roasting and grinding equipment in North America has just announced the winner of its “Stir Your Passion Sweepstakes.” The drawing was one of several highlights at the Probat booth during the SCAA Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle, Washington. Probat revealed that the sweepstakes winner was Tim Thwaites, co-owner and founder of Coda Coffee in Denver, Colorado.

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Probat Burns Invests in Innovation Where Coffee Begins

Probat Burns, the iconic maker of coffee roasting equipment, is the first roast manufacturing company to commit to a sustainable future for coffee where the beverage begins—with the seed. Probat Burns is the newest member of World Coffee Research, supporting the precompetitive, nonprofit R&D organization in their work to create the next generation of coffee varieties.

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Probat Inc. acquires ED Industrial Ltd. and ED Industrial USA Inc.

Probat Inc., a subsidiary of the Probat Group, announced that it has acquired ED Industrial Ltd. and ED Industrial USA, Inc. effective January 13, 2017. With over 150 years of experience in the art and science of roasting coffee, Probat is the most trusted name in the coffee equipment industry with innovative products renowned for their quality, longevity and return on investment.

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Probat Inc. Shapes Its Future with New President John L. Fortin

Probat Inc. has welcomed John L. Fortin as the company’s new president, succeeding former President Karl Schmidt. Fortin brings decades of experience and a proven history of leadership to his new role, and will be instrumental in furthering the company’s vision for the coffee industry.

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