Salford Roasters Artisan & Speciality Coffee Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:42:18 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Salford Roasters 32 32 El Gato Negro, Manchester City Centre Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:34:29 +0000 El Gato Negro, an award-winning tapas restaurant and bar in an historic converted three storey town house on King Street, in the heart of Manchester city centre . 

“Founder/chef patron Simon Shaw and his team creates seasonally-influenced dishes, combining modern and traditional Spanish flavours and techniques while taking inspiration and ingredients from closer to home. Our food is perfectly complemented by a superbly-chosen range of Spanish wines, sherries, spirits, tonics, beers and cocktails.

Step in off the street for a glass of something, and enjoy sampling casual bar snacks, charcuterie and cheeses, and some of our classic dishes on the ground floor. No reservations required. Fancy making a meal of it? Book to dine in our first floor restaurant, perhaps overlooking historic King Street or sitting at the chef’s table, savouring the theatre of your food being cooked ahead of you in our open kitchen. You can also dine on the top floor, ideal for an intimate meal, perfectly accompanied by exclusive drinks from our acclaimed cocktail bar, The Black Cat. Our bartenders will create something to make your experience even more memorable, while you enjoy sitting under our unique retractable roof to make the most of the sun and stars when weather permits.”

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Guilt-free coffee? Mon, 08 Oct 2018 09:47:37 +0000 Have you ever wondered how you can enjoy your delicious, Single Origin Salford Roasters coffee whilst you are on the go, but you didn’t want to use disposable cups because of their impact on the environment? We have the answer: our new 10 oz takeaway-style reusable and 100% compostable cups from the German company, Kaffe Form, it’s called “The Weducer”, very stylish and completely green. We have teamed up with Berlin-based company Kaffe Form, who have spent years developing and testing a totally plastic-free and reusable product, which is of course carbon neutral and environmentally friendly.

What’s unique about that you might ask? The cup is not made from plastic or glass; but it is made from used coffee grounds, wood grains and resins, and therefore fully natural! Plus, you can use it again, and again, and again: it’s made for unlimited coffee consumption.

The coffee grounds are collated from a number of different roasters in Berlin and used to make the cups, meaning that the roasters’ waste is reduced too. The cups are food-safe, stylish, free of BPA, carbon neutral when disposed of, durable and dishwasher friendly, and they retain a coffee aroma too; more than enough to tick most coffee-lovers’ boxes! Enjoy your coffee guilt-free, and without the worry of environmental harm.

Ordering your reusable cup is very easy

If you’re interested, or simply want a unique Xmas present for a loved one, ordering your Salford Roasters reusable coffee cup is really very easy – you can buy them from our online store by following this link. We’ll then post out your new takeaway style cup post haste!

Don’t forget to post your photos of your Salford Roasters coffee in your new reusable cup and tag us on Instagram or on Twitter and Facebook – we’d love to see them being used!

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Playfoots Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:10:59 +0000 Salford Roasters is a game changer. Changing over to them doubled our coffees in less than 6 months!

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The Hourglass, Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:04:41 +0000 Serving and enjoying Salford Roaster’s single origin from Nicaragua and the Mountain Water decaf from Mexico.

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Cuckoo Prestwich Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:11:44 +0000 The Single Origin from Nicaragua is creamy, sweet, has an amazing crema and basically an all round delicious coffee!

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Salford Arts Theatre Sun, 20 May 2018 09:12:05 +0000 Salford Roasters provide the finest qulity coffee I have ever tasetd. There are several different single origin beans to choose from, and Nik can always tweak a roast to suit any customer. The customer service is fabulous, they are always willing to go out of his way if we need coffee last minute. They always take the time to expalin about new products – Wonderful product and a wonderful company!

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The beauty of artisan coffee roasting Thu, 10 May 2018 13:11:56 +0000

We think this is a fab read about artisan and speciality coffee. So many benefits to the roasting to order model, and not just for independent coffee shops! Restaurants, Bars, Hotels and more are quickly realising the fantastic advantages. Enjoy.

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Manchester Gymnastics Academy Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:12:55 +0000 The coffee is just lovely. We have a selection of single origins for our cafe in the Academy, and the customers rave about it – they also love the mountain water decaf!

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11 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Every Day Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:03:50 +0000

There really can’t be any adult in this great big world that has never tried coffee. It’s consumed everywhere, and judging by the amount of Starbucks locations in the United States alone, (in 2012, there were 10,924!) we love our caffeine.

And that’s fine. In fact, there are many advantages to being one of the 54 percent of Americans over 18 who drink coffee everyday. Coffee can be pretty amazing for your brain, your skin and your body. Read on to discover 11 reasons you should wake up and smell the coffee…

Americans get more antioxidants from coffee than anything else.

According to a study done in 2005, “nothing else comes close” to providing as many antioxidants as coffee. While fruits and vegetables also have tons of antioxidants, the human body seems to absorb the most from coffee.

Just smelling coffee could make you less stressed.

Researchers at the Seoul National University examined the brains of rats who were stressed with sleep deprivation and discovered that those who were exposed to coffee aromas experienced changes in brain proteins tied to that stress. Note, this aroma study doesn’t relate to stress by itself, only to the stress felt as a result of sleep deprivation. Now, we’re not entirely sure if this means you should keep a bag of roasted coffee beans on your nightstand every night, but feel free to try!

Coffee could lessen the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

ScienceDaily reported in 2012 that drinking coffee may help people with Parkinson’s disease control their movement. Ronald Postuma, MD, the study author, said, “Studies have shown that people who use caffeine are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, but this is one of the first studies in humans to show that caffeine can help with movement symptoms for people who already have the disease.”

Coffee is great for your liver (especially if you drink alcohol).

A study published in 2006 that included 125,000 people over 22 years showed that those who drink at least one cup of coffee a day were 20 percent less to develop liver cirrhosis— an autoimmune disease caused by excessive alcohol consumption that could lead to liver failure and cancer. Arthur L Klatsky, the lead author of the study, told The Guardian, “Consuming coffee seems to have some protective benefits against alcoholic cirrhosis, and the more coffee a person consumes the less risk they seem to have of being hospitalised or dying of alcoholic cirrhosis.”

Studies have also shown that coffee can help prevent people from developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). An international team of researchers led by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School revealed that drinking four or more cups of coffee or tea a day may be beneficial in preventing the progression of NAFLD.

Coffee can make you feel happier.

study done by the National Institute of Health found that those who drink four or more cups of coffee were about 10 percent less likely to be depressed than those who had never touched the java. And apparently it’s not because of the “caffeine high” — Coke can also give you a caffeine high, but it’s linked to depression. Study author, Honglei Chen, MD, PhD, told that the proposed reason coffee makes you feel good is because of those trusty antioxidants.

Coffee consumption has been linked to lower levels of suicide.

study done by the Harvard School of Public Health determined that drinking between two and four cups of coffee can reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50 percent. The proposed reason is because coffee acts as a mild antidepressant by aiding in the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline.

Coffee could reduce your chances of getting skin cancer (if you’re a woman).

Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School followed 112,897 men and women over a 20-year period and, apparently, women who drink three or more cups of coffee a day are much less likely to develop skin cancer than those who don’t.

Coffee can make you a better athlete.

The New York Times reports, “Scientists and many athletes have known for years, of course, that a cup of coffee before a workout jolts athletic performance, especially in endurance sports like distance running and cycling.” Caffeine increases the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream, which allows athletes’ muscles to absorb and burn those fats for fuel, therefore saving the body’s small reserves of carbohydrates for later on in the exercise.

Coffee could reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Coffee also lowers risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a study from The American Chemical Society. The study’s researchers found that people who drink four or more cups of coffee a day reduce their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes by 50 percent. Subsequently, with every additional cup, the risk gets lowered by 7 percent.

Drinking coffee could help keep your brain healthier for longer.

Researchers from the University of South Florida and the University of Miami found that people older than 65 who had higher blood levels of caffeine developed Alzheimer’s disease two to four years later than others with lower caffeineDr. Chuanhai Cao, a neuroscientist at the USF, and co-author of the study, said, “We are not saying that moderate coffee consumption will completely protect people from Alzheimer’s disease. However, we firmly believe that moderate coffee consumption can appreciably reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s or delay its onset.”

Coffee may make you more intelligent.

You usually drink coffee when you are sleep-deprived, right? Well, that much-needed jolt not only keeps you awake, it makes you sharper. CNN reports that coffee allows your brain to work in a much more efficient and smarter way. TIME reporter, Michael Lemonick, says, “When you’re sleep-deprived and you take caffeine, pretty much anything you measure will improve: reaction time, vigilance, attention, logical reasoning — most of the complex functions you associate with intelligence.”


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8 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into small pieces

6 cups fresh blueberries rinsed and dried

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 teaspoons lemon zest finely grated

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2/3 cup sugar


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BREWING COFFEE AT HOME Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:00:43 +0000
So you love a good cup of coffee in your favorite coffee shop, but now you want the same quality coffee at home. I’ve got good news for you: while making specialty-grade espresso-based drinks at home is an expensive investment, manual brewing is much more affordable.


So let’s take a look at how to make your very own brew bar. From filter coffee to immersion, this article will cover everything you need to get started. What’s more, I’ll also be sharing with you some tips for achieving great pour over coffee at home. Because let’s be honest, isn’t the first coffee of the day one of the most important?
(Oh, and if you’re wondering where to buy this equipment, most specialty coffee shops have their own retail shelf. Just ask at your local café – and don’t be afraid to ask the barista for some advice, too.)

aeropress – fad or fab?

If having read the linked article above (via Perfect Daily Grind), and you are still unsure about a, let’s face it, pretty substantial investment for home brewing purposes, why not try the Aeropress? Here at Salford Roasters, we have used this smart (and easy to use) device since its inception, to provide an inexpensive (just £27.99!) cup of Joe. Listen, it isn’t going to give you the full bodied and bold espresso you might get at your local coffee shop, but it will give you a fab coffee, full of flavour. What’s more, you can pop it in your bag and take it to the office! We can grind your coffee purchase perfectly for this brewer, and let you know the Coffee Perfection recipe …

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Since our establishment in late 2016, we are often asked about or branding, and indeed the ‘Picasso style’ logo. This is our version of the ‘Salfordian Emblem’ – Northern folk, relaxing, chatting, socialising, playing and listening to music, all over a good cup of coffee. Yes, coffee is the new ale, you better believe it! 


So, whether that’s a V60, Aeropress or the trusted Cafetiere or filter machine, make sure you start your morning off with Salford Roasters. Our aim is Coffee Perfection, and we won’t settle for anything less. Get in touch to let us know how you brew your coffee at home, and post your recipe tips below!

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