Coffee Roaster Introduction: River Coffee Roasters
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.
River Coffee Roasters
Who: Director Will Harrigan & team.
Since when: 2018
Why: These guys have sustainability and ecological consideration running through everything they do, even down to the design of their logo. As well as creating some really exquisite coffees, River also have a unique focus on how water is used in coffee production and how this can be made more efficient to support, no only the growers but native landscapes and habitats too.
What’s the story: River Coffee are on a mission to source, roast and supply unique and tasty coffees through direct relationships. They believe in all coffee professionals working collectively towards overall progression in terms of the ecological and human impact of the industry. Specialising in sourcing and roasting coffee from Latin America, River have some truly special coffees in their catalogue to try.
Sustainability credentials: River Coffee Roasters have spent months visiting and spending time with growers across South America, learning about the challenges to the industry and the eco-systems. They now trade directly, with a focus on paying a premium to the farmers and feedback funds back into protecting the local environment.
Their packaging is plastic-free; made from a plant-based starch and recycled paper, meaning you can compost it at home.
Our favourite coffee:
Sao Luiz pulped natural coffee pods - These single-estate pods are fresh & well-balanced with tasting notes of golden raisin, dark chocolate and muscovado sugar. These pods are also completely compostable, made from corn starch & flushed with nitrogen for freshness.