Belfast Coffee Roasters - Brazil San Coffee
I went over to Belfast back in March 2019 and Belfast Coffee Roasters was my first place to visit. The guys run a great roastery, slightly out of town and we had a great chat around thier business and how they would like to source coffee. I regularly keep in touch with Allen and will have to get back over to Belfast when the travel situation changes. They really embrace the transparent trade model and are working towards relationships with all of the growers from the various origins they source coffee from.
Belfast Coffee Roasters started on the back of a business relationship in 2017. In April 2018 they started roasting coffee in the original industrial heartland of Belfast. Based in what was originally the Soho Foundry in Townsend Street, Belfast. This industrial area of Belfast was the reason why the population of the city went from 20,000 to 200,000 in the 19th Century.
Everything they do is based on their relationships with their coffee farming partners. Belfast Coffee Roasters work as hard as they can to create transparent trading opportunities to enable sustainable, long-term and ethical relationships.
Roasting in small batches to deliver the distinct flavours in each coffee, they strive to produce high quality, freshly roasted coffee beans.
This fully traceable, transparently traded coffee comes from the San Antonio estate in the Southof Minas Gerias. SanCoffee is a cooperative made up of 20 fazendas or estates.
SanCoffee have a centralised lab, warehouse and dry mill, as well as a dedicated team of Q Graders who manage the quality for all the member estates. Working as a group through the central lab enables estates to share and gain from the collective’s many years of combined experience. More so, having total control of their warehouse and dry mill enables complete traceability and precise milling specifications for customers.
SanCoffee as a collaborative export partnership have managed to mitigate the influence of a dangerously low market price. And in most cases, premiums to growers are 30-50% higher than both the local and C price market rates. SanCoffee and its members continue to mobilise and collaborate to strengthen the ability for its members to sell at above local market rates, in turn championing economic sustainability.
Roaster - Belfast Coffee Roasters
Location - Belfast
Coffee Origin - Brazil
Grower - San Coffee
Location - South Minas
Process - Pulped natural
Variety - Various
Taste notes - Almond, Caramel, Nutty
If you'd like to see the coffee on the Belfast Coffee Roasters web site and also see more of their coffees and their story just click here
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