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 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!
We are excited to feature Kickback Coffee Co with two of their blends:
A perfectly balanced blend of Nicaraguan, Colombian and a little Ethiopian for sweetness results in a delicious coffee with a well-bodied, nutty taste and raisin sweetness.
Costa Rica Sonora
This wonderful coffee comes from Hacienda Sonora, located at the foot of Poas Volcano in the central valley of Costa Rica. Grown at an average of 1,200 meters above sea level, this natural processed coffee has delightful cherry and hazelnut notes with a smooth textured body.
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