The process of roasting coffee can be translated into a graph where the temperature of the beans inside of the drum is plotted against time and forms a curve. The roaster watches this curve closely and by modifying its shape he or she can modify the final taste of the coffee. The possibilities there are almost endless. At Curve we are well aware of this and pay close attention to the technical aspects of roasting and diligently make records of our roasting curves so we can then taste test our coffee and link these experiences with the numbers we see on our graphs. This helps us to understand our craft, control the quality of the coffee we roast and constantly improve what we do.
At the same time, we are working with an organic product - coffee that grows on trees, in the volcanic soil of mountain slopes in Kenya or wild rainforest in Ethiopia. And we think we should look at it as such! The technical tools we have at our hand now are an invaluable help in our work, however we believe that they should be regarded merely as tools that help us bring out rather than modify and alter the intrinsic qualities of the coffee itself coming from the plant's varietal, impacted by the soil properties and environmental factors, and the farming and processing practices.
This to us is the beauty of coffee roasting – the chance to act as the mediator taking a beautiful raw material and realising its potential, honouring the work of the terroir and farmer and bringing that to the customer! Of course we can't help but be biased and make it taste the way we like the most but it will always be with respect to the principles outlined above.
Whether you are setting up a new business and searching for a quality coffee supplier or are running an existing one and wondering how to establish or improve your coffee offer we are here to assist you.
We are always looking to team up with likeminded businesses and individuals who share our passion for good quality produce and genuine customer service.
We offer solutions for cafes, restaurants, office spaces as well as retail shops and delis.
We can deliver anywhere in the UK and EU. We provide barista training from beginner to advanced and offer tasting and cupping sessions as a complimentary service to our wholesale customers. Both can be arranged on site of your business or within our roastery premises.
If you'd like to chat further about our wholesale offering or request a current pricelist please get in touch via email@example.com
There's few things we love more than seeing our wholesale partners succeed in their speciality coffee ventures. And this is why we want to do all we can to help you learn about the exciting world of speciality coffee and serve delicious drinks.
Having a wonderful quality product is for sure a great start but it is equally as important to know how to treat it, from preparing beverages through caring for your equipment to communicating what it's all about to your customers.
To help our partners in gaining a better understanding of the speciality coffee world and related skills we have developed a comprehensive training programme to suit different needs and levels of experience. This includes a number of training sessions such as introduction to speciality coffee - from coffee tree to coffee cup journey, basics to advanced espresso bar skills, equipment maintenance and workflow management, alternative brewing methods as well as tasting and development of sensory skills.
Training sessions can be hosted within our roastery premises at Cliffs (172 Northdown Road, Margate) or on site of your business. Sessions can be adapted to suit specific needs.
If you are interested in finding out more or seeing a detailed training scheme with session content please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org