Search

Made in Hackney: Roasting Shed founders believe ‘life is too short to drink bad coffee’

PUBLISHED: 10:58 01 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:45 01 February 2017

Neil and Ricardo outside the garden shed they used to roast the coffee in

Neil and Ricardo outside the garden shed they used to roast the coffee in

Archant

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney.

The coffee range at the Roasting ShedThe coffee range at the Roasting Shed

This week we speak to Neil Coyle from the Roasting Shed, which hand-roasts coffee beans from farmers around the world to make its speciality coffee.

Ricardo Rendon and Neil Coyle recently moved the business from their garden shed in Homerton to Mick’s Garage in Queens Yard, Hackney Wick.

The coffee connoisseurs select ethically-sourced beans, which they say command prices far higher than those of Fair Trade.

Each small batch is then roasted without automation, and each bag stamped and dated by hand.

Coffee beans cooling at the Roasting ShedCoffee beans cooling at the Roasting Shed

Neil told the Gazette it is “the true definition of a small batch roastery”.

“We put all of our energy, expertise and love for what we do into our coffee,” he said.

“We do this because life is too short to drink bad coffee.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Hackney Gazette. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Hackney Gazette