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 5pm. 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.
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.