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Relationship Coffee

It’s all quite simple really.

All our coffee can be traced back to each producer, farm or washing station - it is all traded fairly.

Some coffees we work with might have a label such as organic, fairtrade or rainforest alliance. Others may not. It’s more important for us to know the story behind each origin then the label they may carry. Quality and sustainability comes in different shape and forms.

It goes without saying that the coffee we source is specialty grade and of high quality -i t may cost a little more but it tastes so much better.

We are lucky enough to work with some fantastic producers and passionate people throughout Indonesia where our direct relationship with the people who pick, process and package our coffee is invaluable. We centralise our other coffee origins in the USA and ship them directly to us.

In terms of suppliers and partners, we choose those who share our vision and values. Compostable packaging, recycling and minimising our carbon footprint is an important part of our selection criteria.

Roasting

Roasters come in all shapes and sizes. We have been lucky enough to work on a lot of different equipment over the years and with each experience we’ve grown in knowledge and confidence. We are currently roasting on a Swadlo 30 kg drum roaster. We bought this roaster in a poor condition with many parts missing and spent the best part of a year reconstructing it.

As there was no information available for the Swadlo anywhere, we relied upon our previous knowledge to recondition and repurpose the Swadlo from electric to gas fired. We also built new fan chaff, collector unit, afterburner and a staged burner manifold. Now, 10 years on, we are still tweaking and learning about our roaster; whilst using artisan graphing software with a multi probe set up.

Small Batch Roasting

Some of the best coffees we’ve come across are roasted in smaller batches of 100 g at the time. Sample roasting is a great tool when selecting new coffees, checking out a new roast profile or as the name says – when you need to produce a smaller batch at the time.

On top of this, we purchased a Joper in 2017 to have in our Small Batch cafe for roasting small batches of up to 5kg.

Home roasting

Roasting is fun and what’s even better – it has never been easier to give it a crack yourself.

Beginner or pro – we want to create a platform for home roasters and coffee professionals to share their knowledge and experience in a fun and approachable way. From words of advice along the way to workshops, cupping sessions and green coffee supply – we are here to help.

The Huky 500 T home roaster is available to order from us and we are happy to offer a demonstration at our roastery before you go ahead and place the order.

To check out our green coffee offering, please go to our web shop or visit us at Small Batch in Petone – bags available from as little as 500 g.

Green Beans

As coffee roasters, one of our most important jobs is to make sure that we get our hands on the best possible green coffee beans to enable us to create the best possible cup for ourselves and our customers. We import a wide range of seasonal green coffee beans to fulfil the requirements of our specialty blends; whilst also selecting a number of interesting coffees that we roast as One Origin.

Buy our green beans here

For whole sacks please contact Jason for pricing and samples.