PURE INGREDIENTS. LOCAL CRAFTSMANSHIP.

Unique specialty coffee, freshly hand-roasted in small batches and ethically sourced.

tanguy herssens, torréfacteur, koffie brander, coffee roaster, specialty coffee, made in belgium

 

Hi there!

Welcome to Gust Coffee Roasters, a Belgian micro-coffee roastery in the south of Brussels. When a few years ago, Tanguy discovered specialty coffee and the multitude of amazing different flavour notes a coffee origin can contain, it literally started haunting him.

In 2020 he decided to start roasting his own coffees and go back to the values that were really important for him, being: real. honest. craftsmanship.
But searching for the most outstanding single-origins is one thing, he didn't want it to be at any price. Besides the quality, he wants to find coffees from ethical and sustainable origins and with a minimum of intermediaries across the coffee supply chain.

Cause that's what makes great coffee really special.

Our Philosophy.


We believe you only get the best coffee if you go back to the origins, cause behind every great coffee there's a true story about people and cultures.

With our coffees we want to travel back to that origin and let you re-discover what good coffee really is, fresh, ethical and delicious.
 

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‘Gust’ literally means ‘a sudden strong rush of wind’, and that's what we also aim for with our coffees. We hope to make a small wind of change in today's unfair coffee industry and make specialty coffee more accessible to everyone.

More than 90% of the coffee sold in the world is traded on the commodity market and prices paid to the coffee farmers are 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.

As 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.

At Gust we define a price based on the quality and taste of a coffee, and independent from the stock market prices. We know exactly the origin and provide a full traceability of the coffee beans, securing a fair price for the coffee farmers, well above the commodity market price. 

Our Roasting.

We roast in small batches on a Probat 5KG roasting machine, for ultimate freshness of the coffee. We roast our coffees slowly and at a low temperature respecting the product, without burning it, like it's mostly done in the industrial coffees.

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.

 

tanguy herssens, torréfacteur, koffie brander, coffee roaster, specialty coffee, made in belgium
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