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Food / September 27, 2021

Groundstate launch a roasters in their Dublin 8 cafe

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Food / September 27, 2021

Groundstate launch a roasters in their Dublin 8 cafe

Words: Emily Mullen

Fine ‘state of affairs

Instead of opting for balloons or cake, Groundstate are marking their third birthday by opening a roastery in their James’s Street cafe.

The team announced that from September 27, they could be roasting coffee in-store, selling it in-store, online, alongside distributing wholesale to other cafes.

A couple of months in the making, the Groundstate Roastery is the result of “lots of research and experimentation” according to the team.

Sourcing single-origin coffee from small farms and co-ops, the team have searched for “interesting and unusual lots and roast aiming to draw out the unique characteristics of the coffee’s terroir.”

Using Typhoon Roasters, a fluid bed roaster, the team are aiming to reduce their carbon footprint. The roaster is powered by electricity as opposed to gas like conventional coffee roasters, it heats more efficiently than gas flame, as less of the heat energy is lost to the environment, meaning less energy is required to roast the coffee.

The roaster uses a bed of hot air to gently roast the coffee beans evenly through the centre by convection. This method gives the coffee a cleaner flavour profile and draws out more sweetness.

Offsetting the carbon produced to transport our green coffee beans from their country of origin Groundstate has also partnered with hometree.ie.

The Irish company plants native trees and encourages “land regeneration and biodiversity through afforestation, restoration and education”.

From their spot in Dublin 8, the team recycle their plastic & glass, alongside using compostable takeaway packaging.

You can find Groundstate and their new roastery on 48- 50 James Street, The Liberties, for more information visit their website.

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