The November/December 2021 issue of Roast is out now, with feature articles covering the 2022 Roaster of the Year winners, a coffee roaster’s toolkit, and Roast’s annual industry directory.
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Inside This Issue
Little Waves Coffee Roasters, based in Durham, North Carolina, is featured in this issue as Roast’s 2022 Micro Roaster of the Year. Founded in 2010, Little Waves is a Latina majority-owned and women-forward company composed of people of different cultures, genders, languages, faiths and beliefs, who operate with a focus on quality and service.
Huckleberry Roasters, headquartered in Denver, took the top prize for Roast’s 2022 Macro Roaster of the Year. Established in 2011, Huckleberry strives to offer a local and global sense of collective culture and community, and seeks to provide a welcoming space for all those who walk through the door at one of their retail locations.
Coffee roasters—from at-home hobbyists to head roasters at large-scale coffee companies, and everyone in between—will require a different set of tools and equipment. There are some key items, however, that every professional roaster needs to do their job. In “The Coffee Roaster’s Tool Kit: Essential Equipment and Resources for Commercial Coffee Roasters,” author Kat Melheim offers a comprehensive guide outlining the tools that coffee roasters should consider including as part of their operation and training.
The 2022 Industry Directory has over 1,000 entries, featuring the most up-to-date contact details for the companies and organizations most relevant to coffee roasting businesses today. Categories in this new edition include:
- Cafe Equipment
- Espresso/Coffee/Cafe Supplies
- Food & Beverages
- Green Coffee
- Packaging & Packaging Equipment
- Professional Services
- Roasting Equipment & Supplies
- Trade Associations & Trade Shows
- Listings by Company Name
18th Annual Roaster of the Year Award
Micro Roaster of the Year: Little Waves Coffee Roasters
Macro Roaster of the Year: Huckleberry Roasters
The Coffee Roaster’s Tool Kit
Essential Equipment and Resources for Commercial Coffee Roasters
2022 Industry Directory
A comprehensive company listing