A collection of things we love, things we do and people who inspire us.
This month we were fortunate to have a very special guest fly across continents to come and visit little old us at the roastery. Here at Extract Coffee Roasters we put a huge emphasis on the importance of provenance. Knowing where our beans have come from, how they were grown, and learning about the people who have had an input into their journey from crop to cup is as important to us as our responsibility to creating a top-notch product. Read more
During a chat with the team at Millican, we were asked about our mission; to make coffee better. It's simple enough. But perhaps we don't explain nearly enough how it is that we do this.
So to remedy that, we're partnering up with Millican once again and are asking everyone how they "make coffee better". Share your moments and win an awesome Millican Connoisseur Coffee Kit and a sweet Extract Coffee Roasters t-shirt. Ready more about you how can get involved here. Read more
It’s official. It’s summertime. We’ve passed the longest day of the year and now we’re ready for summer. So get out the shorts, organise the barbecues, and keep the umbrella close at hand… just in case. But here at Extract even a rainy day can’t dampen our spirits because we’re STOKED about our new, fresh season of Single Origin coffees all ready to roast and perfect for summer! Read more
A few weeks ago we set off for a trip to Colombia to visit some farms we know, and some others we don’t, to source new and exciting coffees. The trip allowed us to further research some familiar places, like the Veracruz and San Pascual farms, test the new season crop, and bring home a better knowledge and understanding of what makes these coffees great. To that end, this week we are re-launching this season’s Veracruz Espresso... Read more
...and the Insta-feed of Sean McGowan. In developing his ongoing 'Extract Zine', Sean has captured some of the secret corners of the roastery and we’re absolutely loving them… Read more
Today we wish Ashlee, our brilliant Production Roaster, a bon voyage as she sets off on an exciting journey to learn all about the journey of our coffee. A meta-journey if you will. Ash will be spending time on one of the origin farms, based in Colombia... Read more
What goes hand-in-hand with adventure? Coffee, naturally! (In our humble opinion.) So when our friends at Millican told us they wanted to create coffee for travellers, we jumped at the opportunity to get involved with the Millican Coffee Club. This guest post comes from the team at Millican about their experience working with us and the motivation to create the new 50th Ascent coffee. Take it away Millican... Read more
As the days gradually start to warm up, it’s time to invite you back into the roastery. At the beginning of the month, we hosted our first Home Barista Workshop of the spring / summer season. The full day course aims to help home brewers and coffee lovers to have a more well rounded view of... Read more
A couple of weeks ago, our green-fingered roaster Sean drove the two of us out to the Alderman Moore allotment. It was a grey, still afternoon. The plots were empty and quiet, except for a black cat who picked his way silently over the vegetable patches. We parked up next to the shuttered allotment shop.... Read more
The lot is produced by the Musasa Dukunde Washing Station, one of the highest mills in Rwanda at a staggering 2020 metres above sea level. Here, coffee cherries are centrally processed from neighbouring small holders. Most of whom have seen their income from coffee at least double since the proliferation of this style of processing.... Read more
This year we are revisiting the SANTA CLARA ESTATE in a BIG way. We are super excited to be showcasing a series of their expertly crafted coffees, each demonstrating its own processing method. Santa Clara are taking us on an adventure of coffee. Ricardo Zelaya, his family, and a team of enthusiastic, skilled workers are... Read more
New Kenyan coffees are like Depeche Mode albums. You hear a new one is on its way, and you’re excited because its bound to be good. And like very few things in life – it actually lives up to expectation! Kenya continues to produce some of the best coffees in the world. Reliable, whilst wildly... Read more