Yesterday we visited a Roastery in Sheffield, there are less than 50 roasters of any size based in the UK. This roastery has been family run and roasting coffee since 1879, Simon Bower (pictured) is the current owner.
Simon has green beans bought in from all over the world and stored ready for roasting. They currently roast in 20kg batches and only roast to order so the coffee is alway fresh. Once roasted it is rested for 24hrs then packaged and shipped directly to customers.
Youri was also on hand so we could try some different espresso blends for the Urban Coffee Company house blend. The jury is still out on this so we will need another session to come up with a blend that will work for all our customers.