Job Vacancy: Coffee Roaster

We are looking for a talented Coffee Roaster with a Q Grading certification, solid experience in quality assurance, and a comprehensive understanding of sample roasting, green coffee evaluation, and coffee buying. The ideal candidate will bring a vibrant spark of energy and enthusiasm to our team, playing a crucial role in producing exceptional coffee and advancing our roasting processes and quality standards.


  • Manage daily coffee roasting operations, ensuring adherence to our stringent quality standards.
  • Lead quality assurance initiatives, keeping detailed records of roast profiles, adjustments, and results.
  • Conduct sample roasting for green coffee evaluation, collaborating with our sourcing team to identify the best beans from online auctions and other sources.
  • Work with the coffee buying team to select green coffee based on quality, flavour profiles, and environmental sustainability.
  • Organise and lead cupping sessions to assess coffee quality, pinpointing areas for improvement and innovation.
  • Develop and refine roast profiles to highlight the distinct qualities of each coffee variety.
  • Provide training and mentorship to team members in roasting techniques, quality assessment, and safety protocols.
  • Stay informed of industry trends, new technologies, and best practices in coffee roasting and sourcing.


  • Proven track record as a coffee roaster, with a strong background in quality assurance within the coffee industry.
  • Must hold a Q Grading certification.
  • Deep knowledge of coffee roasting equipment, maintenance, and safety standards.
  • Skilled in green coffee evaluation, sample roasting, and the coffee buying process.
  • Excellent sensory skills for cupping and quality assessment.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and adapt to a fast-paced setting.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A genuine passion for coffee, with a continuous desire to learn and innovate.
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills.

What We Offer:

  • A vibrant and supportive work environment where passion for coffee and creativity thrive.
  • Professional development opportunities in the coffee industry.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • A chance to significantly contribute to a company committed to quality, innovation, and sustainability.

How to Apply:

Send your resume cover letter, and details of your Q Grading certification toΒ

Your cover letter should highlight why your dynamic energy and enthusiasm make you the perfect fit for Black Drum Roastery and how your expertise aligns with the responsibilities and qualifications listed.

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