Ask the Roaster
We invest a lot of time into the process of sourcing and are continually working on how we approach green coffee. With our direct trade sourcing we believe you must be present and accessible to the producers. We do this by travelling to origin monthly, (to certain producers at least 4 times a year); continually fostering and nurturing the relationships we have established. By sharing information and collaborating together, we can help to add value to the whole process and this ultimately means we are paying the producer more for a better quality product. We only work with coffee importers who share our values and methodology and who have extensive relationships with the coffee producers of the coffee we buy. We recognise the complexities of sourcing quality green coffee with true mindfulness to social and environmental impact and understand that many days will be a work in progress and a learning curve. What we can pledge is that each day we are taking that journey and working our hardest at it.
Our goal is to showcase the care, craft and hard work of the coffee’s producer; whether this is an individual farmer, a washing station or a cooperative; we are the intrinsic link in the sensory chain. We use Probat roasters and cropster roasting technology to carefully monitor the roast curve, development time and total roast time. By controlling these factors and understanding the raw material we can achieve varied degrees of flavour and profiles to bring out the best characteristics of every coffee we roast. By the end of a roasting week, after every batch has been quality tested, the green beans that began their journey in some of the most beautiful places on earth have been roasted with care and attention and will make their way to coffee drinkers throughout the UK and the rest of the world. Roasting can be long hours of tough monotonous work, but we will never complain because we love what we do!
Dog and Hat
As we make our regular trips down from York to London, there are a number of coffee shops that we tend to frequent whilst stuck in Kings Cross - one such shop is Caravan's palatial offering in Granary Square.
So it was just a matter of time that we took our regular knowledge of Caravan's coffee and brought them into the subscription for our members (who may get stuck less often waiting for trains out of Kings Cross) to enjoy.