Our wood roasting technique is extremely unique, largely due to our custom built roaster which makes our process very different to the traditional wood roasting process. So we have decided it is time to clear up some myths about wood roasted coffee.
1. WOOD ROASTING IS INCONSISTENT
Coffee roasters are known to be met with challenges such as controlling temperature, and if using a direct heat source – burning and tipping the beans because of no air flow.
We have overcome the challenge of wood roasting being inconsistent with an air roasting approach through our custom-built, fully temperature-controlled wood fire coffee roaster. Our roaster uses enhanced data logging technology that actively regulates the method of roasting.
When using an air roasting approach, green (raw) coffee beans are roasted by roughly 60% convection heat, 30% conduction and 10% radiation heat. This soft convection heat penetrates easily within the raw beans to roast coffee evenly inside out.
2. SMOKE INFLUENCES THE FLAVOUR
We use an air roasting approach and utilise the dry heat to roast our beans so our beans do not make direct contact with the fire or smoke, this eliminates any smoke from influencing the flavour! The external furnace sits at 700 degrees (while smoke only burns at 350 degrees) and from there we suck the hot air into the roaster which results in no smoky flavours influencing the coffee.
Our roaster is able to utilise the dry heat to caramelise the beans and draw out the inherent flavours of the high quality beans we source. This means, we can deliver a roast that’s more consistent, cleaner & sweeter.
3. WOOD ROASTING CAN'T BE SUSTAINABLE
We are currently using wood from a sustainable forest in Queensland where for every tree removed, another 3 are planted, our roastery is powered by 52 solar panels, we recycle our coffee husks by sending them to farmers & we use compostable coffee pods.
Our mission is to provide the best tasting coffee from the best parts of the world, while reducing our impact on the planet.
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