Can you tell us something about your background?
"I have a history of depressions. They started when I was 15. My goal at that age, was to become a school teacher. Soon I found out I was not suited for that.
A few years ago I started my own printing press, but that did not work out they way it should have.
I always had a love for coffee and I even sold coffee appliances. It was in 2020, when I came into contact with the roastery, and I was asked to join the workforce, without any experience in coffee. I started at the packaging section and now I am a roaster. A year ago I was afraid of making mistakes, but now I know I roast great beans."
What makes you a Slow Roaster?
"I take the time to roast. Roasting is about sensing actually. It is about hearing the cracks of the beans.
It is about seeing the changes in colour of the beans and it is about feeling the beans. I take a lot time to roast the beans just up to the second crack. This makes them almost dark roast but without the bitterness.
My favorite moment is the moment the beans change from their original green colour towards the yellow colour."