We've Moved!

 Learning the ropes on our first day. Fun!

Learning the ropes on our first day. Fun!

We have a new roastery home! Say hello to Collective Roasting Solutions, our fab new space in Sydney. Thanks to the guys at CRS we’re now roasting on some really sexy equipment (Probats as far as the eye can see) and our coffees are tasting better than ever.

 Kmac and Hal roasting up a storm.

Kmac and Hal roasting up a storm.

Here’s everything you need to know about our new crib:

What is Collective Roasting Solutions (CRS)?

CRS is a shared roasting space in Alexandria, Sydney that gives us access to a bunch of really amazing roasting gear. It’s heavily focused on building a community of coffee roasters who share knowledge and skills with each other instead of being super competitive and secretive. We love hanging out with other roasters and we think it makes the industry better off overall.

 Nawar and Deo - the guys who run the show at CRS

Nawar and Deo - the guys who run the show at CRS

Why did we move?

CRS was a perfect fit for us for so many reasons.

Even though we are still based in Newcastle for the rest of the week, roasting in Sydney means we can be closer to our Sydney café pals and it gives us a chance to visit everyone more regularly.

We also fell a bit in love with the machinery available to us at CRS. Using new equipment has really helped us to grow as roasters and we’ve received a lot of amazing support to help us make sure our coffees are tasting 12/10.

 Freshly roasted coffee cooling down in the cooling tray.

Freshly roasted coffee cooling down in the cooling tray.

In saying that, the number one reason for the move was the community factor. CRS has more than 25 members who all have varying levels of experience and it’s an amazing way to meet other people in the industry to collaborate with and learn from. Plus we just made like 25 new best friends.

 2 of our 25 new besties: Nawar from CRS and Ben from The New Paradigm Coffee.

2 of our 25 new besties: Nawar from CRS and Ben from The New Paradigm Coffee.

Can you come visit us?

The great thing about CRS is that they often have events where people can come check out the space and do cuppings/watch competitions/do courses/all of the fun things. Keep an eye on our Instagram for upcoming events that we’ll be running or attending and definitely come hang with us.

Yay!

xo Cill + Kmac

Priscilla Fisher