Coffee Roaster Introduction: Hard Lines Coffee
Best Coffee's roastery guide is a compilation of the very best, tried & tested coffee roasters from around the world. We’ve hand-selected a small collection of amazing coffees for you to sample. Not all coffees are created equal, and not all coffees make it into our shop. So we’re starting a series of articles shining a light on our chosen roasteries to explain why we picked them for your drinking delight.
Hard Lines Coffee
Where: Cardiff, Wales
Who: Director Matt Jones and Sophie Smith head up the Hard Lines team
Since when: 2018
Why: We’ve been eyeing up coffee from Hard Lines for a while. We love their fresh & fun attitude to business as well as the incredible coffee they’re roasting. Now seems like the best time to feature their coffee in our subscription since we’ve been working alongside Hard Lines’ designer Cadi Lane for the Hario Artists Edition V60. Read Cadi’s interview here.
What’s the story: Despite their fun & funky branding; Hard Lines take the story and sustainability of their coffee very seriously. They aim to build strong, long lasting relationships with producers at origin. Back in Cardiff their incredibly loyal customers are a testament to the company’s dedication to quality.
Our favourite coffees:
The big blend – Brazil, El Salvador
This seasonal blend constitutes a Natural Brazil & honey-processed El Salvador. The result is a sticky, fruity, flavourful coffee with big Autumn vibes. Tasting notes: Sticky toffee apple.
This fruity, sweet, washed coffee comes from Asocafé Tatama Santuario, an association of over 200 members collectively working towards commercial empowerment of specialty growers in their region. This coffee, with tasting notes of sweet, berried and mandarin delivers a complex and vibrant cup of coffee.