Hands-On Coffee: Our Epiphany
When you drink Hands-On coffee we hope you experience the same epiphany that we had when we first tasted a speciality micro-roasted coffee. Our coffee epiphany occurred in an unusual location: in a backstreet of Auckland, New Zealand, next to some seedy strip clubs. A small café roastery served us the most amazing 'flat white' we'd ever tasted, so good that we've never looked back. If you're ever visiting Auckland it's definitely worth finding Millers: www.millers.net.nz
Once you've had your own coffee epiphany we're sure that you'll want to drink speciality coffee forever after.
Our hands-on approach to coffee roasting means we roast in small batches, using only the very highest quality coffee beans we can source. We call this 'micro-roasting', and we think it makes some of the freshest and best tasting coffee you can buy.
Micro-roasting is like a coffee equivalent to a micro-brewery. What tastes better, a crafted Pilsner from a micro-brewery or a mass-produced lager? We think it's the same with coffee: big definitely isn't better. So we don't have any silos, conveyor belts, or industrial sized roasting machines at Hands-On: just a 15 kg capacity 'Joper' hot-air roaster (named Pedro, he's from Portugal), scoops and containers, a grinder, and lots of beautiful coffee.
Our aim is simple: to consistently roast and blend bloody good coffee, supplied fresh from our roastery to local customers in the shortest time possible.
By meeting this simple aim we think we'll be helping to achieve something much bigger: promoting an independent coffee culture where locally roasted coffee is favoured over stale and mediocre mass-produced alternatives. Cornwall's coffee culture is then set to match its reputation for quality locally produced food.
All our coffee is freshly micro-roasted in Wadebridge, Cornwall. We never have coffee roasted for us to put inside bags with our labels (like many coffee companies do with some or even all of their coffee......)