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Sabins Small Batch Roasters is based just outside Bude. We ethically source Speciality beans from small farmers across the globe. Our motivation is to raise awareness of specialty 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 SouthWest 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 SouthWest. Hand roasting is a marriage of science and alchemy, each bean’s individuality affected by the terroir. Being part of the Specialty 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 use 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. This year we are starting our own cooperative on a West African archipelago. 

All of our customers benefit from our knowledge in… 

  • Green Coffee
  • Sensory Skills
  • Roasting
  • Brewing
  • Barista Training.

All our coffee partners have regular intensive training and source their equipment with us where necessary. 

We offer a full training programme to enable our coffee partners to grow within their companies and the wider Coffee Industry. By training with us they will explore, progress and be inspired to collaborate in the Specialty Coffee world.

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