We are happy to supply green raw coffee beans for the home coffee roaster or small commercial roaster. 

Where do green coffee beans come from? 

We source our green coffee beans from around the world including Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Brazil and Nicaragua. African green coffee beans include Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi. We also have a range of interesting green beans from Papua New Guinea, East timor, India and Indonesia.

What are green coffee beans? 

Green coffee beans are coffee in it’s raw raw state. There are usually two coffee beans to every coffee cherry with the exception of peaberry coffee beans which only have 1 green coffee bean per coffee cherry.

The green bean is essentially the nut or stone of the coffee cherry. The coffees once picked are processed by different methods the main ones in very broad terms being:

Natural, a natural processed coffee beans are allowed to dry naturally – usually in the sun –  before removing the outer mucus of the coffee bean, 

Washed, a washed green coffee bean are fermented slowing the outer outer coffee skin to become soft and them removal using a washing process

Honeyed or semi washed which is somewhere in between Natural coffee and Washed coffee

What are the best green coffee beans to start roasting at home?

We suggest the best coffee beans to use when starting roasting are probably a washed Colombian bean. Actually most coffees that come out of Colombia are washes. 

Why use a washed green bean if you start roasting coffee beans at home? 

Washed green beans are a little more forgiving and can take a little abuse and still create a coffee that is drinkable! The Colombian green coffee beans are especially good for this and will reward you with something quite special once you have nailed your technique. They also have a lot to offer in terms of what you will get out of them. You can get a bright fruity coffee and a dark chocolate taste profile all from the same bean. 

 So if you’re new to roasting green beans at home, start by ordering some quality Colombian green beans and have fun trying different roast profiles. We suggest you start by dropping them just before second crack. Then try dropping your beans towards the end of first crack.  There is far, far more to profiling coffee roasting but this is a good starting point.

Have fun!

One more tip,  try your coffee just after roasting and again in 3 or 4 days. In general, roasted coffee tastes better after a few days and will keep changing up to 24 days after.

Let us know how you get on.

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Rwandan Huye Mountain micro lot single origin green beans

Brazilian Fazenda Mata do Salgado – Green Beans for Home Roasting

£11.40£57.00

Green coffee beans for home roasting.

These Rainforest Alliance Brazilian single origin coffee beans are brought to us by Pedro Humberto Veloso, who has been producing speciality coffee since 1977. Fazenda Paredao is situated in the region of Cerrado Mineiro a specialty-producing region of Brazil. This is a beautiful, exotic coffee which should be carefully roasted to bring out the natural honey and chocolate undertones with apple and grape flavours coming through.

Rwandan tasting notes

 

Colombian decaf green beans

Colombia Buesaco Narino Green Coffee Beans for Home Roasting

£11.40£57.00

Green beans carefully selected for your home roasting.

This Colombian bean originates from small holders primarily based within the Narino region in the South West of Colombia. This area has a really varied climate according to altitude – it can be extremely hot and humid in the Pacific plains but high in the mountains temperatures drop dramatically. Coffee grows here at some of the highest altitudes in Colombia, with some areas reaching 2200 metres above sea level. The region of Buesaco is known for its quality of coffee, producing lots that have placed in the cup of excellence in Colombia. This producer group is made up of 420 small holders from the towns of Juanambú, Buesaco centro, Santa María,  El Naranjal.

Decaf tasting notes

Colombian decaf green beans

Colombian Huila Green Beans for Home Roasting

£11.60£54.99

Green beans carefully selected for your home roasting.

This Colombian bean originates from small holders primarily  based within the Huila region in the South West of Colombia. This area is also home to Colombia’s second highest peak: the Nevado del Huila volcano. This region has all the attributes that are needed to produce an exceptional coffee; volcanic soils, high altitude, plenty of rainfall and forests that provide shade. Traditional farming methods are still used to produce this world-renowned high quality coffee.

Decaf tasting notes

Colombian decaf green beans

Decaf Colombian Green Beans for Home Roasting

£15.30£76.50

Why compromise on decaf? This Colombian decaf is a truly beautiful naturally decaffeinated coffee should be roasted to bring out its bright, sweet flavours with toffee apple notes. It can most definitely hold its own among any non decaf coffees – try it and see for yourself!

Decaf tasting notes

Colombian decaf green beans

Indonesia Old Brown Java Green Coffee Beans for Home Roasting

£11.40£57.00

Green beans carefully selected for your home roasting.

This Java bean originates from small holders primarily based within the Ljen region in the Java islands. This is a wonderfully rich and full-bodied coffee with an immense flavour profile and should be carefully roasted in order to bring out the smokey earthy flavours.

Decaf tasting notes