Glesga Roasters is a small batch not-for-profit coffee roasting project of BCC fusing three passions:
1. Direct trade with coffee cooperatives in Rwanda that produce and export high quality coffee.
2. Deep appreciation of and commitment to ethically sourced, high quality, and artisan roasted coffee.
3. Rehabilitation, mentoring and training towards employability for people coming out of prison and/or breaking free from substance misuse issues. Coffee roasting is our main mentoring tool.
We believe all people, despite their backgrounds, have the potential to flourish and contribute positively and productively to society and to transform the communities in which they live.
Glesga Roasters meets every week to roast and sample a range of single origin coffees. We talk about life, purpose, hope, transformation and, surprise surprise... coffee! Feel free to pop along for a visit. We meet most Wednesdays between 2pm and 4pm. Come and see what we do, and to enjoy a brew with us.
We welcome any support you may be able to offer as we seek to develop this initiative. We are seeking funding to upscale the project so we can produce much larger amounts of coffee which can be sold in order to see the project becoming self-sustaining. We are developing a partnership with the Scottish Barista Academy who have agreed to deliver certified coffee roasting qualifications to our mentees.
Look out for our occasional artisan coffee tasting and roasting events.
We run these to give people a chance to sample a range of single origin coffees.
This is also a chance to hear more about the story of what we hope to achieve.
If you would like to try some of our coffee please get in touch.
To book a place at our up and coming tasting and roasting morning please click on the image below.
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I never knew I could enjoy coffee so much until I attended an Artisan Coffee Tasting and Roasting Demonstration evening with Glesga Roasters. The coffee, both bean and ground is of the highest quality and taste is second to none. I'd recommend both the coffee and also the tasting experience to find out more about the background as well as what your particular roasting requirements are. I have a great appreciation for my morning brew now.
Delighted to welcome James and Adam along to our staff health and well-being day. Informative, inspirational and their work and passion for all things coffee and giving back to the community are awe inspiring. Looking forward to a cup of delicious Sholi and hopefully the start of a great friendship that will also further benefit the pupils of Calderhead High School. Thanks for making the journey to a snowy Shotts!
HMP LOW MOSS
I am formally writing to thank you for your input last week at HMP Low Moss. Your attendance was part of a wider week of events intended to mark both International Men’s day and Prisoners Week. The feedback received from the people who attended is that your session was excellent, and on behalf of the establishment I would wish to offer my sincere thanks for your time, energy and commitment to helping us deliver such an interesting and engaging week of activities.