It looks like I’ll be doing a fair bit of roasting over Christmas although I wish it was under different circumstances. As you may already know, we roast all our coffee in house on a 5 kilo Probat and are currently going through around 400 kilo’s a month. Sadly over the next few days, two of the best staff we’ve ever had, Liv and Dave will be leaving. Liv is heading off to work in Austria and Dave is moving back to Malmo in Sweden where I beleive he is keen to get involved in roasting, even if it means commuting to Coppenhaggen each day.
Luckily one of the baristas in the cafe Rachael has developed anough of a passionfor coffee that she’s gonna leave the bar behind for the glory of roasting. I remember when I first stepped away from focusing wholly on my barista skills and became more aware of roasting, and the immeadite sense of Christ I haven’t a clue. But surely enough, you stick at it, an d you knowledge and skill develops but all the same I think it’ll be interesting to see Rachael go through the same process.
The reason I’ll be doing more hours though is that we are yet to find another person to become a roaster. We’d like to get someone with a little coffee backround if possible but its not a necessity. What is important though , and it seems a little superfluos saying this, is that they must drink coffee. So should you know anyone who lives in Ireland, or the EU, has good english, and a friendly personality, drop me an e mail and we’ll arrange an interview.