Did you know it takes around 20 minutes to roast a fresh batch of coffee? That’s one of the things I learned while watching Guy from The Village Roast.
I’ve known Guy for about 8 years and I’ve been following him around with his coffee adventures for about the same time. Guy started off with a mobile Cafe Pronto trailer at a local petrol station selling coffee from under an awning, come rain or shine we were always there, at times even holding down the gazebo preventing it from taking off in the howling wind and rain.
Guy has such an advanced knowledge of coffee and as a result you never get a bad cup from him!
Skip forward to the beginning of 2015 when I saw Guy at the mall…he was extremely excited to tell me that he was going to be roasting his own coffee at Noordhoek Farm Village and him and the other partners were going to call their new business The Village Roast. Unfortunately the roasting machine was getting shipped from overseas so we all had to wait till the beginning of May before we could check it out and sample the first batch Guy had roasted.
Obviously Guy had been very busy researching where to source green coffee beans and which beans he wanted from which coffee producing regions. A few months before Guy and myself had tried a bag of beans from the local supermarket. I enjoy coffee a lot, and these beans produced the best coffee I had ever made out of my espresso machine at home. If Guy could produce something similar I would definitely be changing my supplier to The Village Roast!
Guy’s first batch of freshly roasted coffee definitely did not disappoint, the problem now was it was so tasty you kept asking for another double! Guy calls this blend the House Blend. It contains four top quality beans from four of the best coffee producing areas of the world. All get roasted separately and blended afterwards as each type of bean needs to be roasted slightly differently to bring out its true character.