It may surprise you that Alex, owner of Kickback Coffee Co, started roasting on a popcorn maker. No, that was not an auto-correct or typo, a popcorn maker!
Inspired by a mentor at his local coffee shop, Alex learned that you could use a popcorn maker to roast very small batches of coffee, and this is where his roasting journey began. Ordering small batches of green coffee from eBay and roasting in 50g batches, it gave Alex the opportunity to learn many of the foundations of roasting coffee.
Frustrated by the small roasting batches and having melted a few popcorn makers, it was time for Alex to upgrade to a purpose home roaster - a GeneCafe, which enabled him to start roasting 250g batches. This gave him experience of drum roasting (what he still uses today) and made him popular with friends and family who couldn't get enough of his coffee!
Fast forward to today and Kickback Coffee have been able to invest in a 6kg Giesen roaster - the result of years of hard work and investment. The journey has been a special one which is reflected in the quality of coffee that Kickback serve. We are excited to feature Kickback with two roasts:
Kickback Coffee's signature blend, designed to compliment all espresso based drinks, giving a well-bodied, nutty coffee with a raisin sweetness. A perfectly balanced blend of Nicaraguan, Colombian and a little Ethiopian to add the sweetness. Can be enjoyed as a filter, so not just for espresso.
Ethiopia - Yirgacheffe
A birght, vibrant natural coffee from the epicenter of funky coffees. Yirgacheffe is renown for producing some of the finest coffees around and this single origin from the Chelelektu washing station doesn't let you down. With incredible tasting notes of juicy tropical punch sweets, this natural is one to try.