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Coffee roasting - Speciality coffee on a Loring S35
At Horsham Coffee Roaster we believe that coffee roasting is not a dark art. It doesn't require membership to a secret society or decades of slaving away behind an old restored 1960's roaster. It's actually a very scientific process and we aim to bring together science with the sensory skills needed to roast coffee to show off the intended flavours.
We roast all our coffee on our Loring S35. Our roasting style is light yet well developed. Under-roasted/underdeveloped coffee is not an enjoyable experience. It doesn't taste great, damages grinder burrs and is very tough for baristas to properly extract. We use both the roast profile software built into the Loring system and Cropster to help us to log, analyse and roast our coffee to the same high standard time and time again.
Loring make the worlds most advanced coffee roasters. The roasters are designed to give the user precise control over the roaster combined with reducing emissions. The Loring features a single burner system and we have noticed a 60% reduction in our gas usage (and CO2 emissions) compared to our previous traditional drum roaster. You can read more about Loring roasters on their website.
To assess roasted coffee development we use a VST refractometer to measure extractions and solubility and to asses roast colour we use a Lighttells CM-100 colour meter. We cup and evaluate all our coffees on a regular basis always ensuring we work hard to get the best flavours out of the coffee. Our evaluation methods include filter brewing (V60), immersion brewing (Aeropress) and espresso brewing using Compak grinders and a La Marzocco Linea PB ABR.
We don't roast specifically for filter and for espresso. Rather we test roast new coffees and cup them to select the profile that we believe works best for that particular coffee. At times this can be challenging but we work very hard to find the ideal roast development that will allow our coffees to shine through a variety of brew methods. Many of our single origin coffees are fantastic brewed using all methods including espresso and we provide brewing guidance for all of our coffees with some suggested recipes.
Our Workhorse and Nova blends have been roasted for easy espresso extraction and to tame some acidity making these ideal coffees to serve with milk or for customers who prefer coffee without milk but enjoy rich body, sweetness and lower acidity. These coffees are a fantastic start point for anyone new to speciality coffee or home espresso brewing.
The coffee of the month subscription is perfect if, like me, you love discovering new favourites but are worried about ending up with something which disappoints. All the coffee is high quality and tastes great. I have found 3-4 which I absolutely love and then buy again. It’s also extremely easy to adjust the frequency, pause, and skip orders as needed. The packages fit through mail slot so you don’t have to worry about delivery. Highly recommended to all coffee lovers (or even likers) as a way to ensure at least one part of your day will always we enjoyable.
I shop around with loads of different roasters and rarely order from the same place repeatedly but I keep finding myself coming back to Horsham. Excellent coffee and their service is absolutely spot on. Dispatched and delivered more reliably than any other roaster I've used. Recommended to many friends
Great introduction to the company, lovely way of sampling some new coffee. I’ll definitely be subscribing once I’ve used these up.
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Very forgiving beans! Managed to pull a decent shot first time. Slightly darker roast than the workhorse and I prefer the richer flavour of this one. Would def purchase again and I'm glad I purchased 1kg right away.
As someone who doesn't drink dairy I need a decent coffee to pair with almond milk. Many coffees can be either lacking in flavour, or too fruity. This coffee is just right! Plus they roast it to perfection. So many coffees from other roasters just taste burnt! Great job HCR!
Overall a lovely blend of coffee and on of my favourites. it took me a while to dial in on my espresso machine but I think that was down to my inexperience in producing a solid cup of Espresso. I love the tasting notes of caramel and the subtle tone of orange also. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a different Bean to give this a go as I find it great value and very flavoursome.
Great with or without milk.