Hello from Greg & Kate at KIN Coffee!

Our story starts in West London where we lived for a number of years, but when the Coronavirus bulldozer hit, we decided to retreat to the serenity of the Kentish countryside.

What we missed the most after moving home was waking up on a sunny morning, hopping on the Ducati and grabbing a flat white at any given opportunity from the array of amazing boutique coffee houses we frequented whilst exploring the city.

We were getting serious withdrawal from our high quality caffeine fix!

We initially solved this issue with the purchase of a beautiful VBM espresso machine and Ceado grinder. However after getting the knack of the perfect grind size and learning latte art, we couldn’t put our finger on why we were not getting the same amazing punchy flavours that we were experiencing in our favourite cafés.

The issue, it turns out, was freshness. We started ordering coffee from websites offering “freshly roasted coffee delivered to your door” and HEY PRESTO our taste buds were back in action!

 

WE THEN TOOK A DEEP DIVE INTO THE NUANCED WORLD OF COFFEE; WHERE THE BEANS ARE HARVESTED (RAW COFFEE “BEANS” ARE ACTUALLY A LIGHT GREEN SEED FROM THE CHERRY-LIKE FRUIT OF THE COFFEA PLANT), HOW THE FRUIT IS PROCESSED AND HOW THE BEAN IS EXTRACTED (WHICH HAS A BIG EFFECT OF EVENTUAL TASTE IN YOUR CUP), HOW IT IS TRADED AND EXPORTED, THEN FINALLY HOW IT IS ROASTED, GRINDED AND BREWED (DEEP BREATH).

ONE DAY THE QUAINT BUT SLIGHTLY SAD-LOOKING “POTTING SHED” IN THE GARDEN WAS SITTING IN THE SUMMER SUN AND WAS CALLING OUT TO BE USED. WE DECIDED THAT REFURBISHING THE BUILDING WAS A GREAT LOCK-DOWN PROJECT, BUT THE SPACE WOULD BE PERFECT TO HAVE A CRACK AT ROASTING COFFEE OURSELVES,  SO WE ORDERED A COMMERCIAL ROASTER!

The rest is history : we have been directly trading with a single farm in Brazil since the beginning for our mainstay coffee and have a diverse range of solely naturally-processed options supplied by Falcon in Lewes, East Sussex. All roasted with a view to develop the natural innate flavour profiles present in the beans and swaying away from the dark side of bitter espresso roasts

SO PLEASE HOP ONTO OUR SHOP, ORDER A BAG AND SEE WHAT YOU THINK. IF YOU LOVE IT THEN YOU CAN SIGN UP TO A SUBSCRIPTION AND GET REGULAR ROAST-TO-POST DELIVERIES OF FRESHLY ROASTED BEANS (GROUND TO YOUR SPECIFICATION).