HISTORY

The company was named after its founder Jabez Burns in 1864. Jabez Burns was the first to invent the self-emptying coffee roaster. Based in New York, this revolutionary invention transformed the coffee industry. John Arbuckle, the owner of a grocery chain, purchased the Burns roaster and became the first grocer to sell pre-roasted coffee by the pound. The Hills Brothers, Folgers and Superior soon followed Arbuckle by purchasing Burns roasters and entering into the pre-roasted coffee market. Burns supported the US Armed Forces during WWII.
Burns has maintained the innovation and quality on which the company was created. Today, we offer the timeless Burns 23R Roaster. This is the most popular roaster in North America because of its batch size. We recently released B270R to add to the long line of quality coffee roasters and state-of-the-art plant equipment.
The Burns company continues to offer quality products and service to our customers.

FULL PLANT EQUIPMENT DESIGNED TO IMPROVE YOUR COMPANY’S NEEDS

The veteran-owned and operated Black Rifle Coffee Company features the 23R ACO, which is flexible, reliable and built to last. The 23R ACO has been serving roasters for generations.