Local roasting and coffee industry development, The virtuous circle

Coffee producing countries develop their local roasting industry as their local coffee consumption grows. Is it due to the increase of consumption or is the roasting industry driving the increase in consumption? It is difficult to say but we are sure that both phenomenon are closely linked.

When coffee is locally roasted, cup quality sharply improves.  Many reasons may explain that virtuous evolution:

  • Better quality for the same price: competition between local roasters mainly relies on price and quality. Marketing means (advertising, promotion) are scarce and cannot be compared to international coffee brands. If you do not want to cut price, you better try to propose the coffee drinker the best possible quality!
  • Ambition and Idealism: when a coffee grower starts roasting and tasting his own coffee, he quickly becomes a connoisseur. He will try to improve the cup of coffee as he can now regulate each parameter of the coffee production chain from the tree to the cup.
  • Better coffee tasting experience: when people experience an exquisite coffee, their quality requirement improve. They ask for a better personal coffee tasting experience which can be provided only by the local roaster.

To read more please visit page 09 of our July-September Magazine Issue