Ask the Roaster
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We are micro coffee roastery based in Hilperton near Bath.
We roast by hand in small batches, carefully profiling all of our roasts to get the most from the beans and to ensure each batch is reproducible. Each roast imparts lessons about how best to perfect flavours in the cup; we use this knowledge to constantly improve the quality of our coffee.
There is no right or wrong way to enjoy coffee, but there is good and bad coffee. Just as you instantly know the difference between processed and artisan bread, so too with commercial and hand-made coffee. Small-batch roasted coffee has greater vitality and preserves more of the bean's true flavour.
Quality starts with selecting the best green beans; adopting a diligent approach to production to ensure consistency, good hygiene and dependable results; resulting in freshest quality products, delivered on time in perfect condition.
Our goal is to recognise that there is a limit on how many coffees one can enjoy in a single day and to ensure each and every cup delivers a pleasing break and refreshment from our busy lives.
We recognise that our customers know best what they like to drink in their cup. We strive to open new opportunities to explore new tastes without dictating what coffee should be. (Unless of course you happen to believe that great coffee starts with instant and can never be better than small quantities of dark-roasted coffee in tin-foil pods ☺)
We want to share whatever we learn that helps to make the enjoyment of coffee ever better: brewing methods, techniques, equipment
Dog and Hat
Dave had come across the Dusty Ape whilst getting lost (a lot) around the London Coffee Festival and was intrigued by the great yellow gorilla. Then, as chance had it, Phil and Dusty Ape were also exhibiting down at The Coffee House Festival in 2018 alongside us. Su got chatting, some samples were sent and the rest is history... now we just need to know the name of the Ape!!!!