How We Work
Consistency is key when it comes to roasting coffee, which is why we make every effort to ensure all our roasts are true to form. To do so, we roast in small batches on our 12kg Probat Roaster, allowing us to pay close attention to detail and ensuring the taste of our coffee does not differ from batch to batch.
In addition, we firmly believe that there should only be one person who roasts, which is Dan, our sole roaster. Under Dan's watchful eye, each of our blends is roasted to its peak, bringing out each bean's unique characteristics and taste.
We take pleasure in taste-testing every batch of our coffees before it leaves the Northern Edge Roastery.
From field to cup, we like to keep things here at Northern Edge Coffee as environmentally friendly and economically sustainable as possible, which is why we strive every step of the way to do right by the environment and coffee farmers around the globe.
While it would be easy for us to order in any old speciality green beans in a bid to turn a profit, we purchase our green beans from Falcon Coffees, a coffee origin specialist which strives to increase the flow of revenue to farmers and their communities.
Falcon Coffees always ethically source their coffees and purchase green beans well above the production rate, no matter the world price of coffee, making for a fair and sustainable trade for the farmers who grow the crop.
To keep things environmentally friendly, we recycle all of our used coffee grounds and the coffee skins that are shed during the roasting process. All this would-be waste is rich in nitrogen. So, instead of throwing it away like many roasters do, we compost it, feeding it back into the earth.
We are not just ethical with how we source our coffees but we are also ethical on paying our staff and people who work with us well above living wage.
On a monthly basis we donate to various local charities, raising money in a number of ways such as coffee mornings, events, or through simple donation boxes. It is our way of giving something back to the local community and spreading word of the amazing work these places do. Some of our most favoured charities are the Great North Air Ambulance Service, Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels, and the Special Care Baby Unit at the Borders General Hospital.