We are looking to recruit an experienced, engaged and driven individual to roast a variety of blends, with a particular focus on all aspects of coffee quality. In collaboration with the Business Owner, you would have the opportunity to become a significant stakeholder in the business, and will be responsible for directing and developing the roasting and flavour profiling of a completely new coffee menu.
You should also have a commitment to quality control, covering everything from cupping to particle analysis, be very methodical and process driven, and use data to make decisions affecting the product.
The successful candidate would be required to perform the following tasks:
• Use physical and sensorial data in addition to roasting knowledge to set and develop individually tailored roast profiles • Direct the day-to-day running of the roastery, managing your own varied menu of rotating single-estate and blend coffees, ensuring product quality and stock coverage • Facilitate daily cupping sessions and use statistical analysis to make decisions on roast optimisation to ensure adherence to quality standards • Roast for production where required • Liaise with the Cafe-Bar Manager to plan & forecast coffee menu & oversee stock management • Conduct particle analysis, flow rate & extraction tests on all grinds on all production grinders, calibrating and replacing burrs as forecasted by tracked usage & degradation
• Manage pre-production green samples, overseeing physical & sensorial analysis & evaluation • Manage green coffee inventory, from contract to production • Make purchasing decisions, communicating with supply chain to ensure timely and efficient shipping & delivery, as well as gathering key information about coffees across language barriers and time differences • Network with other members of the industry across all levels to develop versatility and variety of the product and supply chain
You would also be involved in marketing, campaign planning and lead generation, so creative flair and sales acumen are a must! In return you would be rewarded with a significant stake and shares in the business.