The company was named after its founder Jabez Burns in 1864. Jabez Burns was the first to invent the self-emptying coffee roaster. Based out of New York city, this revolutionary invention changed 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. Hills Brothers, Folgers and Superior soon followed Arbuckle by purchasing Burns roasters and entering into the pre-roasted coffee market. Burns then supported the US Armed Forces through WWII.
Since that time, Burns has kept with the innovation and quality that the company was created on. Today we offer the timeless Burns 23R Roaster. The most popular roaster in North America for its batch size. We recently released the 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.