Certification, according to Caroline Rule by Amanda Jones

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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Simon Cunliffe-Jones by Amanda Jones

Head roaster Simon Cunliffe-Jones is a softly spoken man, but beneath that quiet exterior there's a passion and love for coffee like no other. In keeping with our understanding across the organisation that coffee is more than just a drink, Simon treats each coffee bean that he sees through our roasting operation as a means to an end, a shared coffee experience like no other.

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