The Art and Science of Coffee Roasting

Roasting coffee!  Is it art or science?  Some say both, but a basic understanding of the science of roasting is critical if one is to make an art of it.

The technology of roasting

Our technologically advanced roasting facility produces over 10 million cups of coffee a year.


Ublend has a unique, dedicated approach to private label and offers an unrivalled range of coffees and packaging solutions.


Our modern, well-equipped factory is both flexible and responsive, whatever the level of business.


The Art

Creating a coffee blend is similar to an artist drawing on a blank canvas. There are hundreds of varieties of coffee to provide differing taste profiles. The ability to adjust roast temperatures depending on selected profiles is a complicated procedure which takes years to master. Monitoring this delicate process to perfection is highly challenging, some say an art. Taste, timing, temperature and atmospheric conditions can all affect the final outcome of the roast and thus the quality of the coffee. One must know the intimate characteristics of the blend as well as how to release its essential flavours. The ability to execute this task to perfection on a consistent basis is the goal of the ublend roasters.

The Science

Coffee roasting is the process of heating the green coffee beans to remove moisture and cause pyrolysis of the sugar in the coffee bean cells. During this process, the green beans turn brown in colour and attain their distinct flavour and aroma. Uniform and controlled heating must be applied to the entire batch of beans to ensure thorough roasting without overheating. Our scientific technology delivers consistently on attaining the optimum taste profile for a particular type or blends of coffee.


How and when to do this, is the art and science of roasting coffee.


Contact us and we can show you how to develop your own unique blend