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Long And Short Speciality Coffee Roasters

Don’t panic, Long & Short have arrived, and they bring with them the delights of high-quality, speciality, third-wave — and whatever other ridiculous names are given to the best coffee around. Green coffee can last for years but Long & Short prefer to work with fresh stock. Ideally harvested within the last 6-8 months, max, Long & Short select only coffee scoring 85+ on the cupping table, according to SCA guidelines.

Long & Short's coffees are roasted fresh the week of ordering to give you the freedom to choose when to drink it. Coffee needs 1-2 weeks rest and can stale after just 4-6 weeks. The coffee is roasted fairly ‘light’, although properly developed, which helps to extract juicy qualities and avoid bitter notes that develop later in the roast. Freshly roasted coffee should be kept in whole bean form and freshly ground; once ground, the coffee begins to stale within just 15 minutes!

Although Long & Short mix up their selection from time to time with some interesting and rare speciality coffees at higher price points, the vast majority of the coffee Long & Short sell is aimed at you, the curious coffee drinker. The product is indeed speciality, but our price points are not. Excellent does not need to be expensive.

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The coffee industry is in crisis. Informed purchases are needed

Issue: Coffee prices are in crisis, which threatens the very existence of many coffee producers, and so, the future of coffee globally.For more: GUSTATORY on Sky News Radio (Interview)
Our Answer: Informed purchasing of coffee from the independent coffee roasters available through GUSTATORY's coffee subscriptions are encouraged. Through direct-to-source relationships, roasters are able to protect their supply chains from the effects of price volatility as they form special relationships with producers. These relationships also protect producers as roasters often commit to fixed term and fixed price contracts, which give producers certainty. This certainty is what producers need in order to not only survive but thrive, committing to sustainable practices and addressing other global problems that are threatening the industry such as climate change.

Make their commitment your commitment. Support independent coffee roasters and you’ll be making a difference before you even have your first cup of coffee.