Roasting Saturday…

OK, so it’s roasting of a different variety today….sixteen children to entertain at Ringstead Beach for an all important 14th birthday. We’re lucky to have this on the doorstep.  Twenty-six degrees and not a wisp of a breeze…perfect! .
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Saturday Roast

Beautiful day….Roasting this morning, Patrick, pin sharp weigher and chief ‘coffee dropper’, in to help…hope that doesn’t constitute child labour!  Starting on the Espresso for Monday. .
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Buster, the Security Spider

This fellow, lurking on the Guatemalan, decided to keep me company for a while. He kindly popped back under the pallet so I could open the sack..thanks Buster!  Don’t worry – we Air-Clean all our beans by hand before we roast, specifically to check for any lumps, bumps or travellers from foreign parts that may have stowed away!.
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Friday Roast

Busy day…roasting for orders to deliver early next week. Espresso and complete range of Origins through today..
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New Coffee Arrivals

Latest batch of beans arriving from Tilbury.  We collect the bags ourselves whenever possible as it gives us an opportunity to vet out any bad bags and avoids picking errors. .
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Reads Coffee, a speciality coffee roasting business based in Sherborne, Dorset, are launching the new crop blends of their award winning Sumatra Bourbon and Firehouse Dark Espresso’s. New retail packaging will also be available from February 2013. These excellent coffees, roasted and packed to order, are the end result of constant adaptation and improvement using ethically sourced and fully traceable speciality beans
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For the second year running Reads Coffee roasters from Sherborne are celebrating after winning the prestigious 2012 Gold Great Taste Award for the for their Sumatra Bourbon Espresso. Bob Farrand, Chairman for The Great Taste Awards, said: “Winning Gold in the country’s largest and most respected independent food accreditation scheme is a massive pat on the back for any producer – independent proof their product
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Reads Coffee have won bronze and silver awards for their Sumatra Bourbon and Firehouse Dark Espressos respectively in the 2012 Taste of the West Awards. The Taste of the West Awards program, established 20 years ago, highlights excellence throughout the South West’s food and drink industry. “Hand-Roasting these blends, to order, is at the very core of our operation, so recognition is greatly appreciated”. Reads
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