About

The Roasting Shed is a small batch coffee roastery based in Hackney Wick, East London.

We hand-roast speciality coffee beans carefully selected from farmers around the world.

The Roasting Shed philosophy is simple: uncompromising quality. Our beans have been specifically chosen for their superior flavours and are sourced from responsibly minded green bean importers and coffee hunters, working directly with farms and cooperatives who strive continuously for a superior quality product.

Founded by Ricardo, whose love for coffee came from his home in the lush hills of Quindío, Colombia where his family and friends grow coffee. Ricardo established The Roasting Shed to bring a taste of Colombia back to a little corner of London. He has a first hand experience of cultivation, harvest & processing at source; knowledge he relies on to select green beans and develop each roast to bring out the bean’s specific characteristics.

His partner Neil, joined The Roasting Shed in 2014 after living and working in Central America for a year where he followed his curiosity for speciality coffee. He became a qualified barista trainer and coffee roaster with the National Coffee Association of Guatemala before returning to the UK and managing an independent coffee shop in East London.

All of our beans are classified as speciality coffee, a premium product which demands premium prices.  We select coffees that command prices far higher than those of Fair Trade. We believe that improved economic benefits for agricultural workers only come about through fostering agronomy education and environmentally sustainable practices.  As such, our single origin arabica coffees are either Rainforest Alliance accredited, certified organic grown or promote ethical working conditions through farmer cooperatives and schools.

At The Roasting Shed we put all of our energy, expertise and love for what we do into our coffee. And we do this because……..

Life is too short to drink bad coffee.

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