You can’t even try to disagree that one of the best things in life is a really good cup of coffee. But, here at Postcoder we may have found something a little better – The perfect brew, roasted by wonderful people who are doing everything possible to ensure they are giving back to the farmers they are buying from. The focus on ethical and sustainable roasting is what keeps the coffee from O’Connor-based small batch roasters Pound Coffee a step ahead of the rest.
Irene and Justin are the brilliant minds behind Pound Coffee, with 11 years experience roasting. Their outlook on roasting is to best represent the hard work and effort that goes on in the mountains where the coffee beans used to make your favourite brew actually grow. By ensuring a greater understanding of how the beans end up at their warehouse, Irene and Justin put a lot of emphasis on their roasting processes. The couple feel it is their duty to make the best roast available, using the best ethical process possible. Being a single origin, small batch roasters allows Pound Coffee the flexibility to change their menu frequently. This means they can focus on seasonality and quality.
“We use traditional roasting methods, all done by hand with no computers used”, Justin explains. This is entirely noticeable in the quality of their coffee beans, easily experienced by us here at Postcoder as we sip on a freshly brewed cup of Pound Coffee.
Irene and Justin believe in supporting the people and communities that grow and supply the beans that they roast. The beans are sourced and purchased directly from the farm, allowing Irene and Justin to build a rapport with the farmers themselves. It’s safe to say that not many roasters can offer this level of support in their trade!
This hands on approach doesn’t stop at the roasting though, as we soon learn. Walking through the warehouse in conversation with Justin and Irene the hand press printing equipment is quickly noticed. Irene explains this set-up, discussing her process of hand stamping each bag of coffee. Using an antique hot foil press and a custom made embossing block, each bag is hand stamped with the Pound Coffee logo and bio to ensure their story is shared with all customers.
Irene and Justin aim to continue offering this great quality product at a good price. Irene says, “We want to share our passion of coffee with our customers and to continually search for new and exciting beans to try from all over the world”. The combination of passion, support for farmers, focus on quality and continuous change means that the coffee produced is of the highest quality and there will always be something new to try. The beans featured in this months box from Coffee Scout have been sourced from a micro lot in La Jacoba Asprounion in Colombia. Check them out at www.poundcoffeeroastery.com.au as well as getting this months subscription of Pound Coffee from www.coffeescout.com.au