How were Trade's roasters chosen?
The roasters on our site are hands down the 50 best in the country. They not only roast each coffee to perfection, but they are dedicated to the farmers who grow their coffee–ensuring they receive quality wages for their product. Our roasters have signed Trade’s Roaster Pledge, asserting that they are diligent in their sourcing, purchasing through compassionate importers, roasting the coffees with the care and devotion that went into growing them, & treating their teams with respect. Our roasters are quality through & through–you can taste that in their coffees.
What is a Probat?
A Probat is type of coffee roasting machine! Invented in Germany in 1868, utilizing a cast iron drum, the Probat is a beloved industry favorite. Not to be confused with our beloved Probot™, who is a helpful little robot here at Trade, getting you the coffees you love, whenever you want them.
What’s the best way to choose a roaster?
Try a lot–tasting the market is the best way to find the roaster that most aligns with your preferences. Some roasters like the lighter end of the roasting spectrum, others are more versatile & roast a range from dark to light. Another roaster might have an origin story that you feel super aligned with. With 50 roasters to choose from, there’s definitely one that’s perfect for you!