Origin Focus // Ethiopian Coffee

ETHIOPIAN COFFEE - THE ORIGINAL SOURCE   Ethiopia is renowned as the birthplace of Arabica coffee; if you're reading this there's a good chance you're already familiar with the story of a certain Ethiopian herdsman and his dancing goats ... The legend goes that before...

Cold Brew Coffee

What is Cold Brew coffee ?   On a hot summers day there’s nothing quite like a nice, cold … coffee? Although Cold Brew Coffee isn’t exactly a new innovation, in the last few years interest in the drink has really taken off, especially in North America, where they even...

Coffee processing Methods

It’s all part of the process …   It’s always incredible to think that our morning cup of coffee started with a cherry on a tree. This tree needed to be in a nice warm climate, without too many sudden changes in temperature, and no frost to speak of. Our coffee tree...

Seasonal Coffee

If you’re a regular visitor to our website, you may have noticed that a few familiar faces are missing at the moment … With the changing seasons coffees will come and go, so we've been busy sourcing and selecting. Here's a taste of good things to come ... COLOMBIA...

Field Notes from Colombia

Last month we were lucky enough to be invited out to Colombia, where we were based in Medellin and Andes, in the region of Antioquia. We met up with Cooperative Occidente and Co-op Andes, two organisations that are doing some incredible work with small scale producers...

FRESH CROP COFFEE / EL SALVADOR / GUATEMALA

FRESH CROP CENTRALS Appreciating coffee as a seasonal product is very important to us; how fresh a coffee is at a given time of year will depend on its origin, with processing method having an influence too - for example 'naturally' processed coffees tend to be done...

12 + 5 = 44

So, we moved the roastery ... About three months ago as it happens!! Anyone who knows us or follows us on social media will have already heard the rumours ... so I guess this counts as the official announcement! It's true we haven't moved too far - it's probably just...

Fresh Crop Brazils – Speciality coffee from Minas Gerais

We Have Fresh Crop Brazils! With a history of coffee production that goes back nearly 300 years, Brazil has been the world's largest producer for over 150 years, currently producing at least one-third of the world's coffee. Good quality Brazilian coffees have...

Meet your local coffee Roaster!

It's always great to get out and about and talk with like-minded people who are keen to meet their local coffee roaster! With Autumn setting in we don't have any festivals or big events booked into the calendar, but if you live in Herefordshire, Worcestershire,...

Notes from the cupping table …

It's been a busy few days at the roastery, where we have been cupping and re-cupping new coffee samples alongside some test-roasts of recent arrivals. We're very happy with our finds, expect to see some of these featuring in a new espresso blend and others making an...

Hello Rwanda! Stunning new coffee from the Gisuma co-operative

Rwanda: Kivu Gisuma We are very excited to bring this delicious coffee to the shop! A firm favourite with everyone at Method Roastery, this bourbon is full of exciting flavours, from citrus and plums, to chocolate notes with hints of spice. As always we only source...

Method Roastery … Roasting Coffee with Love

Method Roastery ... Roasting Coffee with Love Meeting people and 'talking coffee' is always great fun, and one of the things we love about taking our products to sell at farmers markets and food festivals is the chance to connect with people and have great coffee...

Join Method Roastery for a coffee adventure

Welcome to the Method Roastery Journal! Here is where we will be documenting everything that goes on in our coffee world. This is the first entry into the journal, but our coffee adventure started a long time ago, and it's true to say the last 12 months have been a...