At Q Roasters, they source coffee from certified producers of Organic, Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance (RFA) coffees, or from Estates which support sustainable agriculture. Coffee is one of the most heavily traded commodities in the world and the Fair Trade, RFA and Organic organisations have worked hard to improve the quality of life for farmers, their communities and the environment that surrounds them. Their commitment to purchasing these green coffees reinforces their dedication to the environment and the farmers whilst providing their customers with a superior quality coffee.
Q Roasters’ passionate relationship with coffee stems from a life-time of association with coffee production. Co-Owner and Marketing Manager, Lee Mary, was born in Papua New Guinea and grew up in the middle of the Wahgi Valley, the coffee-growing region of the PNG Highlands. Her family worked in the industry, supporting local small holder and small estate growers to obtain better yields and returns from their coffee. As a child growing up in this area, she would pick coffee to earn money whilst on school holidays.
Founder and Head Roaster Lachlan grew up in country Queensland and moved to Papua New Guinea at the age of 21 to work in the coffee industry. In the ensuing 10 years, Lachlan learned how to grow, process, roast and blend coffee, and developed an ongoing appreciation of quality origin coffees. Through much experimentation and practice, Lachlan explored the science of coffee blending to create a truly great coffee.
Lachlan then continued to refine his skills with a local roasting company and is currently a registered Australian Q Grader and International Coffee Judge. He judges both green and roasted beans, as well as wet coffee at the Sydney Royal Show, and has participated as a member of the Cup of Excellence panel of judges in Brazil. He is also a board member for ACTA (Australian Coffee Traders Association), looking after the interests of the Australian Coffee Industry.
At Q Roasters, the coffee they source is produced sustainably with a social, economic and environmental responsibility. They are driven to maintain the consistency and quality of these specialty coffees through roasting and cupping. Coffee is their craft and passion.
Find Q Roasters in the Coffee Zone at the Reno Home Show, and stay warm and caffeinated with their amazing specialty coffee! They will start pouring coffee on Saturday at 8:00 and Sunday at 9:00. Join us early as only the first 2.000 visitors will get a free coffee while they explore the event.