How it all started!

Published: Tuesday, March 7, 2023

At Belper Coffee Co., we love our 1kg electric roaster which allows us to roast in small batches in our garage, delivering our customers the freshest beans possible. But did you know that our journey began five years ago with a humble converted bread machine and the Corretto Method?

It all started when Aaron came home one day wielding a second hand heat gun he had purchased for £10 from a questionable seller on Facebook Marketplace. An even more questionable second hand bread machine purchase followed, and Holly would regularly find Aaron reading the home roasting Reddit at 4am.

Aaron had researched different coffee roasting methods and stumbled upon the Corretto Method, which involves roasting coffee in a modified bread machine. It was a DIY setup, but it gave us the ability to experiment with different beans and roast levels.

We quickly fell in love with the process and the results, and roasting coffee in our garage was our version of the lockdown sourdough starter. (We did the sourdough thing too, but let's just say there's a reason we set up a coffee company and not a bakery)... We loved trying beans from all over the world and seeing what kind of flavours we could get out of them. The blends we sell now are a direct result of us fine tuning the flavours we like in coffee over the last few years, and we are really proud of them.

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