Sourcing

Ue Coffee Roasters is focused on building sustainable relationships with high quality growers around the world. We understand that the farmers are at the heart of what makes quality coffee rather than any supplier or third party. That’s why we go the extra mile to go straight to the source and cut out any middleman. We like to give credit to the farmers at the origin of coffee and that’s why our ethos is pay fairly for the dedication and effort that they adopt every day.

We believe the fairer the deal between producer and farmer, the higher the quality of coffee is cultivated, it’s as simple as that. 

Quality

The best coffee in the world grows in some of the most remote regions to access. The ideal microclimate, altitude, soil and surrounding vegetation is not easy to come by or maintain for the varieties of coffee we love to drink.

We feel it’s important that these locations and the people looking after them are treated with the respect they deserve. That’s why we only source our coffee from high quality growers that not only pride themselves on the quality of their crop, but practice sustainable farming methods that respect the environment and wildlife around them. 

Roasting

All of our coffee is roasted daily Monday to Friday on site at our roastery which is located in Witney, West Oxfordshire so that you are guaranteed the freshest possible experience.

Unlocking the unique flavours within the world's finest coffee begins in the roaster. Hand-roasted in small batches, our head of coffee is able to judge the timing and temperature to perfection, delicately drawing out the complex flavour notes from raw green beans. We carefully study how the beans turn from green through to straw yellow and then finally to rich, sumptuous brown, ready to be brewed into perfect cup.

Our head of coffee Aaron Torres is once of the most qualified coffee professionals within the speciality coffee industry today. His training over the past ten years has been solely based within the framework of the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) education programme.

His training does not end just with the SCA as his achievements also earned him early in 2020 with the recognition as a licenced Arabica Q Graders. A certificate only held by a few in the UK and awarded to the most qualified coffee professionals within the industry.