Monthly Archives: July 2023
The Highest Quality
Having established long-standing relationships with producers within the coffee farming community, we consistently source the best Arabica and Robusta beans from over 40 origins across the Coffee Growing Belt. We buy only the best grades of "Strictly High Grown" (SHG) coffee beans or specialities. By selecting coffee beans from the highest elevations we can be sure that the bean has slowly matured, growing to a larger size with more density to create a consistently great taste profile. We primarily supply Fairtrade or Organic coffee as we believe that a fair deal that encourages conservation, whilst also avoiding the use of pesticides and certain agrochemicals, is hugely important for both our customers and our farmers.
We are unique in that we roast on a clean bed of air in small batches as opposed to conventional drum roasting - only 1% of coffee is roasted this way. Air roasting elevates the natural sweetness to give a smooth and clean taste. Unlike traditional roasting, the chaff (the skin of the bean) that surrounds the raw bean is removed during the process whilst in normal roasting this is burnt onto the bean. This makes the resultant air roasted beans purer as the beans taste less burnt and less acidic.
Our beans are fresh, being roasted weekly in the UK rather than importing roasted beans on a much longer timescale. Our Neotec roaster is more environmentally friendly and energy efficient than conventional drum roasters in that it can roast in specific small batches with unique roasting profiles. This allows it to compensate for product variations and to unfold the unique flavour of each individual coffee blend whilst reducing wasted heat, recirculating this in the fully enclosed system. Not only does it typically use 40% less energy per kilo of coffee, it also boasts carbon capture technology.
The Lowest Price
We buy direct, ensuring no middle men or third parties add costs to you, the end consumer. By buying direct we do not have to buy in separate pallets saving on shipping costs. We actively consider forward hedging and currency management to ensure we get the most for our money.
Production & Processing
An initial high capital investment into state-of-the-art premises and machinery has ensured both a high level of quality control and consistency. This results in less wastage as well as a lower energy cost per kilo than other roasters, with semi automation resulting in a lower labour cost per kilo too.
LogisticsWe use full containers, ensuring that each container wastes no valuable space. We do not use any middle warehouse, handling agent or third party shipper and as such do not incur the fees commonly involved.
In this post, we wanted to share how choosing Kingdom Coffee and our products helps us continue to support Toybox, an amazing charity who aim to help street children and run prevention and outreach projects in Guatemala City. The following comes from a report we have been sent by Toybox directly.
Over the last 12 months, your generosity has helped some of the most vulnerable children on the streets:
• 100 street children and young people a month were provided with night-time support with the distribution of food, drinks and given basic medical care.
• Over 100 street children were actively involved in life skills workshops, recreational activities and/or child rights workshops, where they also received food & drinks.
• 63 street children accessed therapeutic and psycho-social support.
• 38 street children accessed health care.
• 95 young people in street situations were supported & gained work skills.
• 343 street children and young people were suppor