Aberdeen Coffee Roaster
Last month our Roaster, Alan, made a quick dash to Winchester Coffee School for a few days to learn more of what he didn't know about coffee roasting.
The 2 day course was split between roasting theory, learning about the origins of the beans and cupping on day 1. On day 2 it was all about learning how to develop a good blend and then roasting it on a RoastMax 5kg gas roaster.
The result was then posted onto us several days later and we are now enjoying our blend consisting of Ethiopian, Colombian and Burundi beans. We decided that this would make an excellent Christmas coffee.
As for putting all this learning into practice in our own micro-roastery, well we've been experimenting with a lighter roast profile recently. This allows more of the origin coffee flavours to be tasted, which is good with the pour over method of brewing using a filter.
We've also improved our bag labelling thanks to Jennifer's creative skills. Jennifer has also been busy getting us some space at a few outlets in Aberdeenshire, namely, Everlongart Art Studio and Gift Shop in Alford and Buchanan's Bistro in Banchory.