"The smell and taste of quality from Dorset"
Hidden in the depths of the South West you will find us roasting away for you in the quiet town of Gillingham, Dorset.
Our passion for quality coffee led us to start roasting our own back in 2009 and from then on, we have been growing the business to what it is today. We roast and blend for some 500 customers.
Of course we are truly passionate about the coffee we produce, and take great pride in sourcing the best coffees available and roasting these to their optimum levels just before they are required to be used. With the growth of the business, we now have new equipment and new roasters working with us to help us to support our customers.
Having roasted on old Probats in the past, we opted for a more modern roaster setup at the new premises. Running a Toper Cafemino 1kg batch roaster, we then upscaled to a fully auto Toper TKMSX10 retaining our old Golden Eagle 15kg & Cafemino 1kg roasters for backup.
From their we have developed even further and now operate a new custom made coffee roaster at 25kg which is to be joined by a brand new 50kg batch roaster very soon.
Being able to micro roast and small batch roast gives us the opportunity to roast some of the rarest and most sought after coffees in micro lots without having to run the cost of running a full batch and allowing the freshness to deteriorate before the customer enjoys it.
With our Master Roaster being very hands on, he is in charge of all roasting operations and this helps us to ensure the quality is always maintained.
Stocking around 10T of raw coffee at any time, of various origins, enables us to cater for the larger user also, we can blend match and replicate your coffee should you wish us to as well as developing new blends.
We often invite clients to come and try a number of different blends before selecting one they want to work with.
We have invested heavily in up to date printer technology and offer a full design and label service. This means we can provide you coffee with your details, artwork and wording on. Anonymous packaging is included within the cost of your bags, so it saves money on having to get a printer company do all your labels for you.
Our much increased roasting capacity along with our workforce and commitment to great coffee has lent itself to enabling us to contract roast for others in the industry. So if you are looking for a family run coffee company to manage your coffee requirements - you are already in the right place - give us a call and let us help you.
Sample some of the finest coffees of the world with 918 Coffee Co.