Ask the Roaster
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We are passionate about bringing you the best quality coffee, every time. We source coffee from 4 continents and over 20 countries, because we know where the coffee is grown greatly affects the taste.
We travel to meet our producers, and aim to work with the same farms year after year to create long standing and mutually beneficial relationships. Our coffees are traditionally harvested and selectively picked by hand. We aim to develop long term relationships with producers.
We do this by buying from them year after year, visiting them to understand the challenges they face and paying sustainable prices significantly higher than the Fair Trade minimum.
Part science and part craft, the roasting of coffee is an integral part of the journey that leads coffee cherries from the tree to your cup. We roast in small batches to ensure both freshness and quality. Swing by our roastery on a weekday and you’ll smell the fruits of our labour as the aroma of roasting coffee drifts down the street. In the olden days it was done in a bowl over a fire, these days we have beautiful gas-fired bespoke machines to do the job under the watchful eyes of our roasters. We also use industry standard roasting software Cropster. This allows us to record and review our roasting process.
After the roasting process we carefully taste, smell, and examine each batch before it goes anywhere near your grinder or cup. This is to ensure the roasting process has allowed for optimum flavours/aromatics to be experienced. We also use roasting software Cropster to log all our sensory evaluation.