HONEST CRAFTSMANSHIP, MADE IN BELGIUM.
Unique specialty coffee, freshly hand-roasted in small batches, ethically sourced.
I'm Tanguy Herssens, founder of Gust Coffee Roasters, a Belgian micro-coffee roastery in the south of Brussels. When a few years ago, I discovered specialty coffee and the multitude of amazing different flavour notes a coffee origin can contain, it literally started haunting me.
In 2020 I decided to make the jump and start my own roastery. I wanted to go back to the values that were really important for me, being: real. honest. craftsmanship.
But searching for the most outstanding single-origins is one thing, I didn't want it to be at any price. Besides the quality, my aim is to find coffees from ethical and sustainable origins and with a minimum of intermediaries across the coffee supply chain.
That's what makes great coffee really special.
We believe that behind every great coffee there's an origin and a true story about people and cultures. With our coffee we want to travel back to that origin and bring you traceability on the coffee that you drink, from the farmer to your cup.
Because you can only get the best coffee if you go back to the origin.
We want you to re-discover what good coffee really is: FRESH. ETHICAL. DELICIOUS.
The word ‘gust’ means literally ‘a sudden strong rush of wind’. With our coffee we hope to make a small change in today's unfair coffee industry.
More than 90% of the coffee sold in the world is traded on the commodity market and prices paid to the coffee farmers is just ridiculously low, the majority of the farmers do not make any profit with coffee and most of the times they barely have enough to feed their family and give their workers decent living conditions.
It takes almost a year to harvest coffee cherries and if everything goes well, the right weather conditions, the right picking and processing of the beans, the coffee farmer sells his green coffee beans for a price defined on the stock market, independently of the quality.
Therefore we only work with sustainable specialty coffee traders, we know exactly the origin and the traceability of the coffee beans, and we secure a fair price for the small coffee farmers, that is well above the commodity market price.
At Gust Coffee Roasters, we like to take our time and roasts take about 10-14 minutes and at a maximum temperature of 210°C, depending of the coffee origin and the roast type.
With this lighter roast we discover the natural flavours and subtle aroma's of each coffee origin, and we adapt the roasting profile to get the best out of it.
The result is a delicious and balanced coffee with sweetness, body and smooth acidity!
Because good things, do take time.
Re-discover the real taste of a coffee origin!