WELCOME TO HOMETOWN - MINDFUL COFFEE ROASTERS
The art of roasting coffee is a beautiful and precise process, with an infinite amount of variables around every corner. My goal is to produce the highest quality roasted coffee with the ethos of being mindful of sourcing, packaging, resourcefulness and you, my customers.
Hometown is located in a small coastal town in Scotland, North Berwick. It is here my passion for, and knowledge of, coffee began to grow. It feels great to have established Hometown in my hometown.
My name is Andrew, I am the owner of Hometown - Mindful Coffee Roasters. I have various passions in life but I dedicate a lot of my time to learning about coffee and improving my roasting process. I have also spent years working in coffee shops and at events like Fringe by the Sea and the Edinburgh Coffee Festival honing my barista skills. This led me to the UK Barista Championship in 2017.
Roasting started later on, June 2019, I felt the next natural step of any barista was to learn to roast. Working and learning to do so while under another company would be the obvious move but in a very competitive scene and only being 21 at the time, that was easier said than done. With good contacts and a lot of passion I decided to go solo. A decision I've never been more proud of.
Hometown enjoys working with local businesses...
...loves when its coffee is a guest
@beardedbakerscot featured my Ethiopian - Dambi Udo and Kenyan - Muchagara AB as guest brews, which was pretty cool.
For coffee or not they are 100% worth the visit, amazing lunch options, incredible doughnuts and top quality chat.
...and never stops learning
I had the privilege of being invited along to a cupping session at @fortitudecoffee.
The awesome @chippcoffeeco had organised this great event with Herbert @575cafe We got to taste multiple coffees from different regions of Colombia and even a beautiful selection from Herbert's own farm/co-operative.
It was truly wonderful to hear straight from a grower/producer. It gave me a deeper insight and better understanding of the incredible amount of work, effort and time that goes into every cherry that is grown, picked, processed and shipped to folk like me.