The Art and Science of Roasting Quality Coffee with Loggerhead
As coffee lovers, we are passionate about bringing you the best possible cup of coffee. It all starts with the beans, and we take great pride in sourcing sustainably grown, high-quality coffee from farmers who are doing good things for their communities. Our commitment to quality and sustainability is at the heart of our coffee roasting process, and we want to share with you how we bring out the best flavours in every batch of beans.
Fermentation Methods and Seasonal Availability
The journey of coffee from farm to cup is a complex and delicate process, and fermentation plays a crucial role in developing the unique flavours of each coffee. Depending on the origin and processing method, fermentation with some farmers using classic methods such as washed, natural and honey and others going more imaginative such as using tarps in blistering heat. We also take into consideration the seasonal availability of the beans, ensuring that we roast only the freshest.
Roasting with Precision
Once we receive the green coffee beans, we start the roasting process using state-of-the-art equipment. We use two different types of roasters to cater to the specific characteristics of different coffees. Blends are roasted on the Loring S70, which is a modern, energy-efficient drum roaster, while singles are roasted on the Probat P25, an air roaster known for its precision and control.
Setting Profiles for Optimal Roasting
Roasting is both an art and a science, we carefully set profiles based on water content, density, and flavours we’re trying to highlight in each batch. We monitor the temperature, time, and airflow during the roasting process to ensure that the beans develop their unique flavours and aromas to perfection. This attention to detail allows us to create a consistent and exceptional coffee experience for our customers.
Packing and Delivery
After the beans are roasted (to perfection), we pack them in bags have a one-way valve that allows the beans to degas while preventing oxygen from entering, ensuring maximum freshness. We then deliver the freshly roasted coffee to our cafes and retail partners, and pack for online orders ensuring that our customers enjoy the freshest cup of coffee possible.
At every step of the coffee roasting process, we prioritise sustainability. We work directly with farmers who are doing good things for their communities, paying them a fair purchase price for their beans. We also do our best to invest in eco-friendly packaging and energy-efficient roasting equipment to reduce our carbon footprint. Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond just the beans; it extends to every aspect of our operations.
The process of roasting coffee is a meticulous and precise craft that requires a deep understanding of the different varieties and origins of coffee beans and the flavours they possess. From sourcing quality coffee beans to carefully roasting them using the latest technology, every step is crucial in creating the perfect cup of coffee. We take pride in our commitment to sustainability, our partnerships with farmers, and the precision with which we roast our coffee. The result is a coffee that is not only delicious but also reflects our values of quality, sustainability, and community. We hope you enjoy every sip!