Meet The Roastmasters

Roasting is a unique skill which takes years to learn. Thankfully our roastmasters have honed their skills to get the perfect roast every time.

Our coffee is hand-roasted in small batches – no automated machinery used here!

Ever wondered who was behind the perfect roast of your Union coffee? Meet our Roastmasters...

JAMES: ROASTING COFFEE FOR 8 YEARS

Best thing about the job:  You never stop learning.

What most people don't know about coffee roasting: It makes for an interesting conversation when people ask what I do for living – usually people don’t know much!

Favourite Coffee: Revelation

STEVEN: ROASTING COFFEE FOR 5 YEARS

What most people don't know about coffee roasting: Every coffee has it’s perfect shade, from light to dark roast. We roasters have to make sure we gauge the right colour for every roast, monitoring by eye, to bring the best out of the coffee.

Favourite Coffee: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

LEE: ROASTING COFFEE FOR 5 YEARS

What most people don't know about coffee roasting:Weather has an impact on the result: you need to adjust the roast everyday according to it.

Favourite Coffee: Revelation for espresso, Yayu, Ethiopia for filter