Coffee is our passion and the roasting process is one of the most important steps in achieving delicious tasting coffee.
Most roasters these days use modern machines which are faster but not necessarily better.
A modern hot air roaster will typically have a gas burner heating the coffee beans directly, which means that the combustion products are drawn straight into the roasting chamber. The two main problems with this is that most of the combustion products are passed directly over the beans and more of the essential oils are lost and burnt away. This will have a derogatory effect on the flavour of the beans.
The thermal transfer roaster that we use, emulates the old wood burning roasters. The roaster is of the indirect heat type.
The roasting chamber is double skinned, thus minimising the scorching of the coffee beans, and guaranteeing an even roast. In these styles of roasters the drum is heated from below, so most of the combustion products are left on the outside of the drum.
In order to ensure that every cup of coffee that you brew at home is of the highest quality we control the production at every stage. Only the finest Rainforest Alliance & Fairtrade coffee beans are used to produce our unique coffees.
Each batch is hand roasted to perfection here in Shropshire and overseen by our Master Roaster Giuseppe, ensuring our customers receive the best quality possible.
Thank you Giuseppe!!