Ignite Coffee use only high grade Arabica green beans sourced from trusted plantations in Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, PNG, Sumatra, Guatemala, India, and Mexico . We mainly offer ethically sourced beans including Rain Forest Alliance and Organic fairly traded coffee.
Ignite Coffee’s roasting division utilises a 30 Kg Petroncini drum roaster. The traditional construction together with the compact and elegant design make these roasters specially suitable for handicraft productions of high-quality roasted coffee and for the premium speciality coffee market.
The technology of the heat generator allows a perfect adjustment of combustion, optimizing the thermal yield and the quality of the air destined to the roasting process that takes place by hot air forced convection system.
Each roast takes approximately 16 – 20 minutes and is monitored at all times by both the roaster and technology.
Near the end of the roast regular samples are taken from the sample glass to ensure the texture and colour of the bean is accurate to within our parameters for the set blend profiles.
At Ignite Coffee we perform cupping on a regular basis to ensure our blend flavours are consistent and to tweak any blends where necessary. All blends are ground medium and mixed with hot water, allowed to sit and then cupped. The quick sip and then discharge allows the coffee blend to sit on the tongue for long enough to determine where the flavour lies (sweet, sour, acidic, bitter etc). This provides a very accurate taste profile and any noticeable changes in origin profiles are identified.
We utilise a Petroncini destoner (designed to work with our roaster). This suspends all the roasted beans at a very accurate air pressure, allowing all the heavy objects (stones, metal) to drop into the bottom filters to be removed. The destoning process also has strategically placed magnets as a back-up to capturing metal objects.
We have an extremely low grinder jam ratio which is reflective of the effectiveness of our
destoner process. When using Ignite Coffee we even guarantee the quality of our coffee entering the grinders with regard to foreign objects.
Ignite Coffee offers the option of contract roasting where we can offer coffee bagged in either plain (with or without labels) or the customers own bags. We offer flexible distribution terms where the product can be sent to either a bulk location for distribution or directly to the customer’s sites.