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Roast Lab Coffee Roasters

Found! A local small batch coffee roaster that's so good tea drinkers will be tempted. Sit back with a Americano and discover the super-cool Roast Lab.

Rise and grind, people. If you’re a coffee lover there is one brand you need in your life. Roast Lab is a super-cool, boutique roastery on the Berkshire-Bucks border that’s so good we think their coffee would lure even steadfast tea drinkers over to the dark side.

Roast Lab is committed to offering some of the best single origin coffees in the world. Run by husband and wife team Sarah and Wayne Coetzee, they roast small-batch speciality coffees using only the finest, ethically-sourced green beans. Just like wine, Roast Lab’s coffees come with tasting notes, which actually make it a more of a sensory experience.

Each bag has three or four key flavours listed. Take my favourite El Tambo. It has a delicious blend of caramel, nut, chocolate and honey, a SCA Cup score of 85.75 (a rating given by the Speciality Coffee Association) – 80 plus points are classed as speciality coffees, 95 and above are seriously swanky and grower details too. So just like wine and vineyards, you get to learn exactly where your coffee beans have grown and who they have been handled by.

The ‘Lab’ is their super-whizzy ‘Novoroaster’ – German kit that embodies the principles of being methodical, precise and consistent; batch after batch. ​Using a healthier ‘hot-air’ method, the result is a smoother flavour and personalised service. The bitterness that can overpower some roasts but these coffees are seriously smooth.

Whether you’re a coffee lover, foodie or want to impress your mates, join the nerds in the Roast Lab. They also offer a subscription service so you’ll never have to run out.

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Roast Lab 93 Langtons Meadow Farnham Common, Slough SL2 3NS
07548 895 358

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