Ruggero Petroncini, a master craftsman with a strongly creative attitude, founded Officine Petroncini in Bologna in 1919. At first, Ruggero shared his dream of building a business with a fellow friend who had the same passion for coffee roasting. Unfortunately, the two were soon torn apart by different thoughts about roasting: Ruggero fostered the convection roasting technique, which uses a hot air stream to transfer heat to the coffee beans. In his opinion, no other method could allow the coffee beans to develop such intense aromas and flavours.
Officine Petroncini has since developed and enhanced the technology connected to the convection roasting technique. Nowadays, our roasting machines perfectly put into effect the convection roasting technique, thus allowing Officine Petrocini to become one of the leading companies in the field of coffee processing.
Since 1919, Petroncini Impianti designs, manufactures and installs processing plants for coffee and similar product like peanuts, barley, pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts and cocoa, providing roasters from 3,5 kg per hour up to 3,5 tons per hour.