We were keen to implement our years of experience into roasting some of our own ethically sourced green bean, so plans were put in place to install a state-of-the-art coffee roastery at our first distribution centre in Sheffield in 2016.
Quality equipment was paramount and after careful research we bought and installed a brand new Diedrich IR-12 roaster and Probat BR-2 sample roaster.
We also invested in a Sinar Beanpro; a superb little bit of kit that gives us moisture and density readings from our green and roasted coffee beans – a must-have for quality control and consistency.
Our expertise has developed and growth since this time by throwing ourselves into the fascinating world of coffee roasting therefore we were eager to move to the next chapter of creating a bespoke new Roastery. After searching for the ideal premises we located these very nearby and following the move to our new premises in June 2018 this has seen us develop and create the perfect environment for Roasting of Roastology blends.
Our new roastery which is located on reclaimed land which lies within the footprint of the demolished iconic Sheffield Cooling Towers the landmark when passing Sheffield on the M1 is the ideal location as a distribution hub throughout the UK.
After completing the move in June 2018 we needed to develop and create our perfect roastery and after much research we decided to invest in a Diedrich CR35 as the performance of the Diedrich IR12 has been very impressive. August 2018 saw the commissioning of the new big sister the Diedrich CR35 and she certainly has lived up to expectations as we are now able to increase capacity whilst still maintaining a beautifully clean cup through the innovative infra-red technology.
In addition to the new roaster we have also installed our new Posiweigh station which gives us speed and accuracy when packing however still ensuring that the final touches are by hand as we feel that the personal touch is crucial in maintaining the Roastology look and feel.
We were keen to create the perfect environment in which to roast, host and innovate therefore, we sourced two single use containers and have created two designer units the lower unit as a bespoke office space with a cupping laboratory above which gives a perfect vantage point to observe the roasting process which QC’ing each and every batch of coffee before it leaves.
The new roastery would not be complete however without the skilled team that roast, cup and pack the coffee we would love you to call and see our operation and the level of care and craftsmanship involved so if you are interested please contact us for further information and available dates.