Roasting test batches is a crucial part of our process for improving the coffees we sell to online, in-store, and wholesale customers.
These are full-size batches that are either longer or shorter, lighter or darker, or otherwise slightly different than the profile we currently using and are how we see if there's an even better way to roast each coffee.
While this is precisely how we work towards better and better coffee, it does mean that we often end up roasted coffee of excellent quality that lands just outside what we're trying to achieve for normal release.
Instead of trashing these roasts we'd much prefer to see them enjoyed, so we're selling them here at a substantial discount as test roasts. Do they taste any good? Yes! They're usually really delicious, but just surplus from the experiment roast.
We won't always have test roasts in stock, nor will we always have options for both filter and espresso brewing. But when we do, you can be assured that these are fantastic coffees that you're picking up at an excellent price.
Please note that test roasts are available as whole bean, in one kilogram packs only, and may be up to four weeks from the roast date.