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It starts with a blind cupping of green coffee samples

We believe in blind cupping. That means that we have a selection of green coffees in front of us, usually from the same country and we have absolutely no idea what the coffee is, how much it cost or how it was grown. This way we focus purely on the quality in the cup and that is very important to us. Our importers only source coffee from origin for us that is ethically sourced and that has been paid above the minimum Fairtrade price and always way above the market price.

Harvesting coffee

Our coffees need to be consistent, distinctive and free from defects. The result has to be a cup that is smooth, exciting and naturally sweet. Some coffees that we source are picked to end up in espresso blends, others make it as single origin or both.

Sample roasting the coffees to find the perfect profile roast

Once we have picked out the coffee that we like we profile roast the coffee to find the very best way to roast this particular coffee. Roasting coffee is special and requires trial and error. Initially this can take a long time as you need to explore various roasting profiles to learn your bean. After years of doing this it does get easier and you start to understand how certain green beans need to be handled.

Times and temperatures are key factors in developing a roast profile. How long you roast for and to what temperature make a massive difference to the final cup quality but its also about the curve of the profile. The speed at certain stages and the so called rate of rise are very important to master when roasting.

After the profile has been designed, the profile software of the roaster can replicate this

This is a very important step. Once we have come up with a profile that we like, the roaster is set to follow a curve. To achieve consistency in roasting, you need to hit certain critical points during the roasting at the right time and temperature.

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Description, label and quality control

Once the coffee has been roasted to a way that makes us happy we come up with a flavour description and develop a label. After this we maintain the profile by tasting and cupping the coffees as much as we can.

We have a responsibility to the coffee farmer to ensure that the coffee is roasted perfectly each and every time and that the coffee is brewed correctly to do the coffee justice. This means that we provide a lot of training and we therefore run training courses on a daily basis.

Yes, it is a lot of work from the samples of green coffee arriving on our doorstep to the final heat sealing of the bags. It is worth it though as the result is something beautiful.

If you like what we do and you would like to learn more about our wholesale coffee services then please have a read through our wholesale coffee page.

Coffee tree
The coffee tree

Learn all about the coffee tree and the different varieties that you can find.

Coffee harvesting
Harvesting coffee

Find out how coffee is harvested and the hard work that the coffee farmers put into our lovely drink.

Coffee processing
Processing coffee

Read about what they do after the harvesting of coffee and the various processing methods.

Brazil
Brazil

The largest producer of coffee with a production of around 43 million bags (60KG) of coffee.

Colombia
Colombia

Producing around 13 million bags (60KG) of coffee, Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee.

El Salvador
El Salvador

Not the largest producer with 0.5 million bags (60KG) but boy do they know how to grow coffee!

Costa Rica
Costa Rica

This beautiful country produces around 1.5 million bags (60KG) of coffee each year.

Guatemala
Guatemala

Guatemala produces around 3.5 million bags (60KG) each year and produces very high quality certified coffee.

Ethiopia
Ethiopia

The birthplace of coffee with wild coffees and a production of around 6.5 million bags (60KG).

Kenya
Kenya

The neighbour of Ethiopia yet with a very different flavour profile, Kenya produces under a million bags (60KG) of coffee each year.

Rwanda
Rwanda

Only about 0.25 million bags (60KG) are produced each year by Rwanda but we love Rwandan coffee.

India
India

With over 5 million bags (60KG) a year, India produces quite a bit of coffee and use the famous Monsooning processing method.

Indonesia
Indonesia

Over 6.5 million bags (60KG) are produced annually by Indonesia with some famous growing regions.

Cupping coffee
Sourcing coffee

How we source our coffee

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How we roast coffee

Find out how we roast coffee here at Limini

Weighing
Weighing and bagging

Yes, we do things by hand. Find out how we do it here.

Espresso coffee
Espresso coffee

The most popular method? Learn a bit about it here.

Drip filter
Drip filter

Automatic filter coffee machines. Read all about it.

Chemex
Chemex

Why Chemex coffee is so good...

V60
V60

An ancient method that has made a big come back.

Cafetiere
Cafetiere

A convenient and popular immersion brew.

Aeropress
Aeropress

Not just intriguing but also really good!


Contact us

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Call us for a chat on 01274 911 419

Our opening times

Monday - Friday

09:00 - 16:30

Closed bank holidays

Our address

Limini Coffee
The Roastery
Unit 6 Luddite Way Business Park
Rawfolds Way, Rawfolds
Cleckheaton
BD19 5DQ
United Kingdom

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