Head Roaster / Roastery Manager

at Nelson Coffee Roasters

Date Posted:
20 Jun
Eastbourne, GB
Job Type:
31000.0 - 35000.0
Salary Type:

We’re Nelson Coffee Roasters in Eastbourne (by the sea!) and we’re on the lookout for an experienced coffee roaster to join our growing business.

We are a small roastery with big ambitions, that’s committed to sourcing and roasting excellent coffee every time. We only work with coffee importers who share our passion for high grade coffee that is sourced in a fair and sustainable way. As we are a young Company, this role is a great opportunity for someone to get stuck in and help shape its future.

Reporting to the Directors, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible for:

  • Selecting and purchasing green coffee that meet’s the company’s quality standards

  • Roasting coffee to a very high standard on our Giesen W6A drum roaster (inc. creating new profiles, cupping and QC)

  • Green bean and packaging stock management

  • Managing wholesale orders

  • Packing roasted coffee with support from others (this role will eventually be delegated)

  • Record keeping and data entry

  • General roastery cleaning and maintenance of roasting equipment

  • Receiving green coffee deliveries

  • Supporting the director in liaising with prospective new wholesale clients

  • Be an active participant in the coffee community

  • Hands on and enthusiastic


  • Experienced production roaster

  • Understanding of drum roaster operation, Cropster and basic maintenance

  • Able to create roasting profiles and maintain flavour consistency

  • Cupping and QC experience

  • Excellent coffee knowledge


  • SCA qualifications or similar

  • Certified Q Grader

The successful candidate will receive:

  • A competitive salary package dependent on experience, from £31-35k

  • 28 paid days holiday plus public/bank holiday

  • Flexible shifts/hours (work / life balance!)

  • Free meal when working

  • 50% discount at our cafes when not working

Lots of free coffee to drink!