Horsham Coffee Roaster – if you want a coffee roaster who not only sources some of the best coffee out there but also takes to heart the importance behind the origin of the growth of it as well, then look no further than Horsham Coffee Roaster.
They are fanatical about the quality of their coffee, and this obsession goes from the green coffee they purchase right through to the final cup.
How it All Started
In 2012, finding coffee roasters in the Sussex area who created speciality coffee was difficult. Because of this, Bradley and Amelia Steenkamp of Horsham Coffee Roaster decided to change that. So with a 1kg roaster set up in their garage, they set out to change the world of coffee — and that they did.
Over the years they have grown by leaps and bounds — adding five more people to their team to create a company that has a goal of sourcing the best ethically traded coffees in the world.
Their approach to roasting coffee is to focus on the quality control and to bring that full-bodied taste to their customers.
The Ethics Behind Horsham Coffee Roaster
The core focus that Horsham Coffee Roaster focuses on is the sourcing for their Relationship Coffees. These are coffees sourced by their team through direct links with farmers and producers alongside their import partners.
Currently, they have established partnerships in Rwanda, Kenya, and Nicaragua. These partners are essential in matching them with farmers and cooperatives that are dedicated to producing speciality grade (i.e. the highest possible quality) coffees.
Horsham Coffee Roaster is committed to purchasing ethically traded coffees with full traceability to its origins. They want to be able to provide to their customers a full transparency of the coffee’s financial trail, giving you a peace of mind that each farmer has been well paid for the outstanding coffee they produce.
What You Will Find Inside at Horsham Coffee Roaster
Whilst Horsham Coffee Roaster started in a market stall in 2012, they have grown a lot over the last few years. Because of the growth of the family and the business, they left the stall behind and has since moved twice to accommodate their bustling business.
They now roast using a 25kg Joper machine. In 2014 they opened their flagship cafe in Brighton, Bond Street Coffee, whose purpose is to showcase their single-origin coffees through a variety of brew methods.
Our new Ethiopia washed from the Sidamo region is a superb example of the clarity and complexity that Ethiopian coffee can offer. Packed with juicy fruit flavours, exact summer fruits and apricot! Now available to order on our website. For wholesale drop us a message! The plant on the left is our small Arabica coffee plant we recently acquired for the roastery.
They selected an irresistible Bwishaza – Rwandan Coffee with a taste of strawberry and orange and Mundo Freitas – a Nutty Chocolate Brazilian Coffee.
They roast in the medium to light colour range allowing for the characteristics of each coffee to dominate and enable versatility across multiple brew methods.
Meet the Team
Bradley Steenkamp: Co-Founder
Bradley is the co-founder of Horsham Coffee Roaster. His main role is to oversee the day-to-day operations and the longer term plans for the roastery.
Amelia Steenkamp: Co-Founder
Amelia is the co-founder of Horsham Coffee Roaster. Her main role is to oversee and maintain the financial side of the business whilst regularly liaising with customers.
Stevie: Head Roaster
As a head roaster, Stevie roasts the bulk of the week’s coffee. He also works closely with Dudley as part of quality control to constantly improve our roast profiles.
Dudley: Quality Control & Training
Dudley takes charge of the quality control process. He works closely with Stevie to ensure the maximum potential of each coffee. As the head trainer, he runs training sessions for wholesale clients and paying customers.
Jack: Dispatch Manager
Jack oversees the logistics at the roastery. He is in charge of ensuring all of the coffee is roasted in the correct amounts. He also fulfils all orders for wholesale customers and web customers and dispatches everything on time.
Stephen: Dispatch and Social Media
Stephen takes on a variety of roles at the roastery including dispatch and the running of the cafe area. He’s a keen photographer and Fuji camera user. You will see many of his photographs on their social media channels.
To learn more about Horsham Coffee Roaster, be sure and visit their website here. You can also follow along with them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to keep up with all the new blends they will be creating over the year.