Ask the Roaster - Andrew from Carrow
How was the Roastery founded, what was the inspiration?
We lived in Colombia for four years, visiting numerous coffee farms, collecting green coffee samples and learning to roast in our apartment in Bogotá. When we returned to Ireland in 2017 we wanted to continue this coffee addition – so Carrow Coffee Roasters was born!
What's your favourite part about working at the Roastery?
Receiving sacks of fresh coffee at the roastery door, especially when they come from farmers we know personally.
What's your proudest accomplishment?
We’re always chuffed when someone enjoys our coffee. Winning the Coffee Design Award at the World of Coffee in 2019 for our wooden roastery building was also fun.
What's your favourite place to enjoy a coffee, and what coffee would that be?
A pre-surf filter coffee on the beach when most people are still in bed. Any floral or fruity coffee will do.
What three words best describe your Roastery?
Sustainably-grown - Fair-Price (for farmers) - Flavour.
What is your favourite snack or treat to have to accompany your coffee?
Nothing if it’s a filter coffee. A stroopwafel with a flat white.
What would you drink if there was no coffee?
Earl Grey tea.
What is your favourite tasting notes to find in coffee?
Where would you recommend for food and drink in your local area?
Stoked in Strandhill, Bridgefoot House in Sligo town.
Finally, what Dog & Hat combination would you choose?
We’re located on a sheep farm, so probably a sheep dog in a Panama hat.