Coffee Bean Moisture


Unlock the secrets to perfect coffee roasting on MoistTech Corp.’s coffee bean moisture monitoring. With a deep understanding of moisture’s influence on coffee flavor, we offer insights into our cutting-edge moisture monitoring methods. Discover how we help you maintain ideal moisture levels in coffee beans, resulting in a cup of coffee that embodies rich aroma and taste. Explore how our solutions can take your coffee bean roasting to the next level.

Why Measure Moisture Content?

Processing coffee beans requires a reliable moisture measurement and control system to ensure the manufacturing process is not wasting product, time, or energy. Very accurate coffee bean moisture levels have become a critical component during the production of coffee because, without close attention, the coffee bean moisture can easily become out of acceptable range. Are you properly monitoring coffee bean moisture?

With the help of industry partners and 40 years of knowledge, MoistTech has developed the IR-3000 coffee bean moisture sensor, which is ideally suited to measure the coffee bean moisture levels in the coffee production process while improving the manufacturer’s product quality and lowering their energy costs.

Compare MoistTech to Competition


Unsurpassed in performance, our sensors can accurately measure moisture within tenths of a percent of most applications


MoistTech sensors withstand the test of time and are low to zero maintenance


Rely on MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors to never drift or need re-calibration


A moisture measurement system is essential for the production process and in some cases will pay for itself in less than 30 days

Installation & Dryer Efficiency

By installing the IR-3000 at the exit of the roasters as well as after grinding, a manufacturer can continuously monitor the process and can control the coffee bean moisture content either manually or automatically.

Another common application is to monitor the drying process for freeze-dried and spray-dried coffee. To accurately measure the coffee bean moisture levels, the sensor should be installed over the conveyor transporting the coffee or anywhere the coffee product can be viewed. The sensor should be mounted several inches above the belt and screw conveyor.

In certain applications, MoistTech can provide sampling systems which are designed for sanitary installations where it is difficult to monitor the product.


What is the Solution?

MoistTech has studied moisture and its applications in manufacturing for over 40 years. That’s why we’re confident our moisture analyzers are a step above the rest. We’re constantly working to develop the latest, most advanced moisture testing technology—which is how the IR-3000 came about.

We’ve combined our decades of experience and knowledge with feedback from our industry partners to create a moisture sensor capable of taking instant, non-contact measurements of moisture, temperature, and other vital levels with the utmost accuracy. When it comes to moisture sensors, the IR-3000 is the most advanced system available.


Identify pivotal stages within your production process where moisture assessment is paramount. Uncover the potential for leveraging moisture data to drive improvements and seamless integration into your PLC infrastructure. Keep in mind that these key stages might extend across multiple installation points.


Enhance your manufacturing process by seamlessly integrating a moisture measurement system, culminating in a self-contained feedback loop. Cultivating a proactive approach to moisture control serves as a safeguard against costly setbacks.


MoistTech’s experts will meticulously evaluate your unique application, conducting precision lab tests, calibrations, and accuracy assessments. This ensures our equipment delivers optimum performance tailored to your requirements. All our sensors are pre-calibrated, facilitating a plug-and-play experience for end-users.


With a global presence, we offer comprehensive service and assistance for our moisture measurement sensors. Reach out to us today to be connected with a representative in your vicinity. Explore how our solutions can reshape your moisture measurement journey.

Moisture Experts

Our specialized team of professionals at MoistTech are very experienced with the requirements in the production of coffee. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture, and the typical analog range is 0-10% moisture and up to as much as 40%, subject to application. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

Understand the Process

Very accurate coffee bean moisture levels have become a critical component during production of coffee. Without close attention, the coffee bean can easily become either too wet or dry and wastes the processors’ time or money.