is to provide excellent coffees and excellent service at the best possible price so we don’t waste money on excess packaging or branding.
Grades of Coffee
Single Origins & 1-2-1 Microlots
Fairtrade: We were one of the first in UK to apply for a licence and remain Nottingham’s only Fairtrade Registered wholesale coffee roaster. Set up to help exploited coffee farmers, the scheme guarantees a minimum, reasonable price is paid to producers. www.fairtrade.org.uk
Rainforest Alliance: We were one of the first UK roasters to register with Rainforest Alliance. This certification protects the Rainforest environment, wildlife and communities. Coffee comes from named sources, so they can charge a premium price for premium quality coffee. www.rainforest-alliance.org
Swiss Water Decaffeinated: Perfect for those who mistrust the chemicals or CO2 used in other decaffeination processes. SWD use only water and source their coffee from the highest quality origins. www.swisswater.com
Traditional Hand Roasting
Roasting coffee at L&F is still essentially a manual process based on the knowledge and experience of the coffee roaster operator. Our roasters were selected for its high quality, small batch, slow roast – putting freshness before production cost. Our bigger roasters have smoke afterburners, (so they’re clean on the environment) and temperature and time control features for safety and flexibility. But it’s still the operator who makes the decisions!
See our roasters
Initial sample batch roasting and tasting of new products tells us how best to roast each one.
Regular tasting of coffees brewed with our espresso and filter machines ensures we maintain our standards.