Well Roasted Coffee
Will Scott has been roasting coffee in rural Leicestershire since June 2015. After undergoing a research trip to Columbia in February of that year, Will came back with a plan. He purchased two Gene coffee roasters and set up shop as Well Roasted Coffee in the picturesque Welland Valley. No stranger to the world of coffee, he first encountered the drink in Kenya in the 1960s. After spending more and more time passionately researching coffee, he decided to make his hobby into a business and started roasting.
For Will, research is key and he has gone on many courses and trips to find top quality coffees. After galvanising his ideas in Columbia, he launched Well Roasted Coffee from his HQ near Market Harborough.
Well Roasted Coffee provide interesting coffees from around the world – from Columbia to Guatamala to Sumatra. Will has invested much of his time ensuring that Well Roasted provides coffees it can proudly stand behind. All of the coffees are top grade, rainforest aligned and high grown. Will says: “At high altitude it takes longer for the cherry to mature so you get much more flavour.” He uses his extensive research to educate coffee drinkers, informing that it takes two years for a farmer to produce a coffee bean, and after an anticipatory 52 weeks before the first flower, they must wait a further 48 weeks for the cherry to develop.
Will has also spent plenty of time ensuring that he gets the roasting profile of each bean right. Offering only a handful of different coffees allows him to make sure every roast is delivered to perfection.
By Mel Stark