Ask the Roaster - Davide from Papercup
How was the Roastery founded, what was the inspiration?
Papercup began life in 2012 offering a standard of coffee that wasn’t widely available in Glasgow at the time. Inspired by the Australian coffee scene we wanted to replicate the quality found in Melbourne and Sydney. Over these 9-years we have continued to grow and we now operate a standalone roastery which I operate as the head roaster and wholesale manager.
What's your favourite part about working at the Roastery?
On equal footing, tasting new things every other day and seeing the joy in other people tasting something new and exciting. I suppose the best part about the job is bringing joy in a simple form to everyone, including myself.
What's your proudest accomplishment?
My Q-grade qualification on two weeks notice and no idea what I was walking into.
What three words best describe your Roastery?
Accessible - Fun - Unassuming.
What’s your favourite place to enjoy a coffee, and what coffee would that be?
Outdoors, like a mountain loch shore by the fire with friends. Just now it would be something naturally processed and high grown, like Rwanda, Malawi or Kenya.
What’s is your favourite snack or treat to have to accompany your coffee?
What would you drink if there was no coffee?
White or Green Tea.
What is your favourite tasting notes to find in coffee?
Red Apple or Banana.
Where would you recommend for food and drink in your local area?
Glasgow is lucky to have an amazing food and drink scene and not withstanding any of our places we would recommend Tantrum Doughnuts for a sweet treat, Partick Duck Club for dinner, Moskito for Cocktails and Wilson Street Pantry for lunch and there are so many more. Pop into the roastery and I can give you a full list for each style of food and drink.
Finally, what Dog & Hat combination would you choose?
Labrador in a top hat or Springer Spaniel in a flat cap.