The beans for each of our coffees originate from one single farm or co-operative where they were grown, dried and washed. We do not mix them with beans of other origins – we do not do blends. Instead, we only buy coffees that convince by themselves, without having to hide their flavours by mixing with other coffees.
Our coffees are roasted lighter than traditionally or commercially roasted coffee. With a lighter roast, the unique flavours of a specific coffee are accentuated, which vary by region, variety and many other factors. If coffee is roasted too dark, it loses this specific aroma profile and mostly just tastes of roasting flavours.
We strive for transparency across the whole coffee supply chain. When purchasing green coffee, fair agreements, direct trade contracts and transparent price structures are crucial to us. Instead of relying on certifications, we count on relationships with real people. The prices we pay for green coffee are always higher than the minimum fair trade price.
It goes without saying that we have to spare the earth's resources and behave ecologically – both privately and in business. This begins with the cooperation with producers who make use of resources in a sustainable fashion and support biodiversity and ends with an efficient use of resources and optimizing recycling processes and packaging.
At the Drip Roasters Café located right at Eigerplatz in Bern (Belpstrasse 69) you will find freshly roasted specialty coffee, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, something to snack and a cozy place to relax. Depending on your preferences, we prepare your coffee as hand drip or with our La Marzocco espresso machine. As an alternative to cow milk, we offer plant-based milks without a surcharge. We have pastries and two types of toasts if you need a small meal. Whether for your coffee break, to come work on your laptop, for a coffee after lunch, or for a beer with friends – we are looking forward to your visit!
Since 2018 we have been roasting selected specialty coffees, available in our online store as well as in a selection of stores, restaurants and cafés. The roastery is located in the Northern part of Bern. Here, we have been experimenting, tasting, optimizing and producing our coffees since the beginning. Only the coffees that fulfil our requirements regarding taste and quality find their ways into the bag or cup. Even though we like our little roastery in Breitenrain, we are already looking for a larger space due to increased demand. We are looking forward to this next chapter in our story.
Generally speaking, fresh coffee is better than old coffee – but that's only part of the truth.
After roasting, coffee contains a lot of CO2, which escapes slowly throughout the following weeks. This is also the reason for the valve on the coffee bag (it's not there so you can smell the coffee): CO2 can leave the bag, which won't inflate, and oxygen won't get into the bag, which prevents a quick oxidation.