Sabins Small Batch Roasters
Based just outside Bude, we ethically source Speciality beans from small farmers across the globe. Our motivation is to raise awareness of Speciality coffee…
But what is specialty coffee?
A term first used in 1978 by Erna Knutsen, ‘special geographic microclimates produce beans with unique flavour profiles, ethically sourced well roasted and properly brewed’.
The Speciality Coffee revolution has taken the South West by storm and we are proud to be part of this exciting and innovative movement. 2016 saw our inclusion into the Indy Coffee Guide, a passport to the best roasters in the South West. Hand roasting is a marriage of science and alchemy, each bean’s individuality affected by the terroir. Being part of the Speciality Coffee community are aim is to raise the standards with a collaborative and progressive approach.
From crop to cup…
Coffee has been entwined with both the economic and cultural histories of many countries, dating back to the 6th Century in The Highlands of Ethiopia. 125 million people depend on coffee production throughout the world. All the coffee we source is from small farmers who sell through cooperatives. These growers are hugely innovative in terms of growing, whether planting different varieties or shade growing in rainforests. Determining their processing methods; washed, natural or honey? Many growing in ecological sensitive areas supporting the environment of endangered species. Some in politically unstable countries. Many embracing women growers in patriarchal societies.
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Emma & Florence
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Lily, Rose, Fyn, Noah, Jonah
Where We Roast
Nestled in the countryside, enveloped in endless blue skies and rugged coastline, just outside Bude, North Cornwall.
Hotels, cafe designers, and builders of the first Espresso Trike, ‘ The Tradecycle ‘, as seen on the Apprentice and Eastenders.
Sourcing and roasting great beans; so far it has been a journey of endless cup profiles ! The stories behind the coffees; their individuality, the processes, all make the future exciting and unpredictable.