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Sivetz Roasters An End To An Era
Koffee Kosmo
Sivetz roasters are closing there doors

http://www.gazettetimes.com/article_b...963f4.html

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In wake of founder’s death, family decides to close business

It’s just before noon and Roman Baltram doesn’t have time to chat. As soon as he takes a seat, the phone rings or a customer strolls into Sivetz Coffee.

One caller orders a 50-pound supply of roasted Sumatra coffee beans. Baltram haggles with another over his price for coffee roaster parts.

“Well, you take a few days to think about it,” he says as he hangs up. “We’ll still be in business until the end of the month.”

Sivetz Coffee Inc. founder Michael Sivetz, a renowned coffee expert and inventor, died in March at the age of 90, and his family has decided to close the shop. Baltram has managed his father-in-law’s business with his wife, Martha Baltram, for the past five or six years as Sivetz progressed in age.

Locals know Sivetz Coffee as the place to buy roasted beans or to order the perfect cup of coffee.

However, since opening its doors in 1981, the bulk of the business has been in the back — where coffee roasters, invented and patented by Sivetz, are assembled and shipped to wholesale coffee distributors all over the country.

Sivetz’s roasters use a technology that maintains a more precise temperature level, which Sivetz has credited with improving the taste and roasting the beans in about half the time as traditional roasters.

Housed in an old church on Southwest Fourth Street and Adams Avenue, the business has grown in fame in the coffee world, which can only be traced back to Sivetz’s intense — and sometimes militant — taste for perfection. The man had precise procedures for everything. And he had very little patience, Baltram said, for those who couldn’t follow his directions.

KK
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seedlings
Sivetz lovers and Gurus in general: I mean no offence with the following:

I wonder sometimes if some people like to be the 'only ones' to know some things, and therefore won't share them. I know zero zip nada about Sivetz personally, only watching a few of his seminars online. Did he hold too much information too close to the chest, and the family couldn't run the business without him?

My grandfather invented and patented a specific solar cell. I've read through his patent info, and it's way technical. However, he did say that he wasn't allowed to patent the synthesis - they precise way the chemical reactions need to happen - which was 'the real secret'. (as a side note, everyone wanted a $5,000,000 full scale model before committing to take the cells further, even though the original cells he made in the late 1970s were still working in the 1990s in plastic baggies)

He didn't write that synthesis down, didn't share it with anyone for fear that someone would steal his idea. Well, he took the secret synthesis information to the grave and grandma has let all the patents lapse.

Bless you Sivetz for your significant contributions to the roasting world!

CHAD

http://patents.justia.com/1994/052887...88700.html

http://patents.justia.com/1991/050307...30743.html
Edited by seedlings on 07/13/2012 2:33 PM
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Dan
The roaster-building side of the business has some value. The patents certainly do. I wonder if another mfgr hasn't made an offer that they family can't say no to?
 
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seedlings

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Dan wrote:

The roaster-building side of the business has some value. The patents certainly do. I wonder if another mfgr hasn't made an offer that they family can't say no to?


If so, I hope that Mfr actually makes some air roasters, instead of taking Sivetz roasters out of the picture entirely.

CHAD
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RoasterRob
Did Sivetz still hold patents for the roaster design? To my knowledge the only patent still valid is the coffee preservation patent. There are Sivetz type roasters being built by Heis and an outfit in Australia and I believe also a Sivetz knock off in South America. Not the same as one with the name I know.
Rob
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RoasterRob
OK who put that Avatar in there????

EDited
OK Avatar deleted. I may have to have a talk with my daughter.
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Dan
FYI: The domain SivetzCoffee.com is up for sale.
1 pound electric sample roaster, 3 pound direct-flame roaster, both handmade; modified Mazzer Mini grinder, LaSpaziale Vivaldi II automatic espresso machine. When the electricity goes out I make vacpot coffee from beans ground on my Zassenhaus hand grinder, and heat the water with a teakettle on the gas range.
 
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zombie girl
I am curious who would want it?


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Dan
What this tells me is that they could not find a buyer for the business and they are liquidating everything including its good name.
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Koffee Kosmo

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Dan wrote:

What this tells me is that they could not find a buyer for the business and they are liquidating everything including its good name.


I agree with your thoughts Dan
Family may not understand the coffee business

KK
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Dan
KK, What I didn't mention was why I thought that. Generally speaking, intellectual property is the last thing you liquidate.
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Dan wrote:

KK, What I didn't mention was why I thought that. Generally speaking, intellectual property is the last thing you liquidate.


Another reason is that they may not have the passion for it that the old man had. Its the passion that keeps the small businessman going in this poor economic climate.

Len
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." ~Abraham Lincoln
 
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Dan
And family aren't the only possible buyers. What I'm surprised is that Diedrich or some other roaster company didn't scoop up the patents, name, and customer list. It's like the company wasn't even put up for sale. The reason I say that is that if, say, Diedrich bought the intellectual property they'd have sivetzcoffee.com forwarded to diedrichroasters.com.
1 pound electric sample roaster, 3 pound direct-flame roaster, both handmade; modified Mazzer Mini grinder, LaSpaziale Vivaldi II automatic espresso machine. When the electricity goes out I make vacpot coffee from beans ground on my Zassenhaus hand grinder, and heat the water with a teakettle on the gas range.
 
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Dan wrote:

And family aren't the only possible buyers. What I'm surprised is that Diedrich or some other roaster company didn't scoop up the patents, name, and customer list. It's like the company wasn't even put up for sale. The reason I say that is that if, say, Diedrich bought the intellectual property they'd have sivetzcoffee.com forwarded to diedrichroasters.com.


Dietrich appears to be all about drum roasting. Same with all the other big roaster manufacturers. I kind of wonder if they considered it but decided against possibly diluting their drum brand.

Len
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." ~Abraham Lincoln
 
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Viridian
I believe that Rob is correct. The Sivetz roast chamber patents have run out. You only get 20 years.
 
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