Reflections on Brazil: Meeting Jhone Lacerda by Connor Pearce

For the entirety of September, our single origin has been from the farm of Jhone Lacerda. This has been the culmination of a relationship that sparked last October when CEO and master roaster Scott Jones travelled to Brazil and met with Jhone.

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Contract and Private Label Roasting: Join in Our Journey by Connor Pearce - Photography Toni Veziris

Roasting is what we do. Day in and day out, that's what brings us back into the factory to keep working out the best roast profiles, sourcing the finest beans and distributing this to keep customers smiling. As a roasting company, it's our mission to provide the best possible bean.

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Certification, according to Caroline Rule by Connor Pearce - Photography Toni Veziris

While the alphabet soup of food certification practices may be inscrutable to all but the most bureaucratic minds, Black Drum Roasters has recently been awarded SQF certification. To give us a sense of what this means and why it’s important for Black Drum and the food industry as a whole, Administrative Assistant Caroline Rule gave us the run down on what is an essential, but unrecognised aspect of the food production industry.

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Brotherly Love: How we got our Brazilian Single Origin to you by Connor Pearce - Photography Toni Veziris

One of the things that’s special about being able to have a single origin every month is being able to showcase the work of some of the most forward thinking and innovative individuals in the coffee business. Our September single origin, coming from the highlands of Brazil, was facilitated by our relationship with 3Brothers, located here in Sydney, in the not so high lands of Mosman.

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