Cast Iron Roaster

The Roaster

Cast Iron Coffee Roasters has been at the forefront of the Sussex speciality coffee scene since 2014. Cast Iron's goal is to make high end speciality coffees excusable to everyone. They do this by enhancing sweetness in the roasts and showcasing a wide range of origins, processing methods and flavour profiles. The community that surrounds coffee shops has not only been the main focus of their UK barista championship entries but is the core focus of the business as a whole.


The Coffee

Our featured coffee, Passiflora, is a washed coffee is from Planadas, south of a large town called Tolima that has traditionally struggled with drugs and poverty. However, in the last few years 35 farming families have banded together to build on a culture of coffee growing curiosity, and to repurpose their incredibly rich ecological heritage. They are now a cooperative producing organically specialty coffee that they can be proud of.


Colombia, Tolima


1900-2000 masl



Tasting notes: 

Chocolate, Hazelnuts and Orange


Why we like it: 

This super juicy Colombian coffee was a best seller on our online coffee ship throughout 2022 and is roasted by one of the best roasters in the country (Dom!) Give it a try! 


Cast Iron | Colombia

Cast Iron | Colombia

Cast Iron | Colombia

Regular price £10.50

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Cast Iron - Colombia, Passiflora

Hints of: Raspberry, brown sugar & caramel - full-bodied and rich

Grown in: Colombia Tolima Cedro Altro Co-operative

Variety: Caturra, Typica, Bourbon and Colombia F8

Altitude: 1900-2000 masl

Process: Washed

Roast Level: medium - dark

We roast the Passiflora to a medium level so it is perfect for filter coffee drinkers who like a full-bodied coffee and for espresso drinkers who enjoy a sweet smooth drink. It works perfectly with milk.


Five years ago we started Cast Iron Coffee Roasters with a simple vision focused squarely on producing the best specialty coffee possible.  That vision has never been more true than it is today.

We hand roast our coffee beans to order at our workshop in West Sussex, with the aim of getting them to our customers within 3 working days of being ordered. The roast date is stamped on the pack so you know you are getting the freshest coffee possible. You'll smell it when you open the bag and you'll taste it in every cup. Our roasting philosophy is very simple; showcase the bean in the best possible light and be as true as possible to its origins. We will only ever supply coffee we love to drink ourselves, be that a rich chocolatey espresso or a light fruity complex filter.

Delicious coffee starts at the source.  How the cherry is picked, processed and transported affects quality. Knowing the origin of our coffee and that it is responsibly sourced is of vital importance to us. It often costs more this way but this ultimately means a sustainable source of production AND better-tasting coffee.  Coffee is a seasonal product so we supply coffee from farmers all around the globe. Our aim is to provide a constantly changing supply of dynamic single origin coffees along with a complementary range of espresso blends.

The best quality coffee from a traceable source, carefully roasted, delivered fresh - that is speciality coffee and that is Cast Iron Coffee Roasters.


Planadas is the largest town south of Tolima, but is still isolated and lacking in infrastructure; a cause and result of the narcotics conflicts that have come to define this region. 35 farming families have banded together with developer/exporter/partner Cedro Alto to change that, to build on a culture of coffee growing curiosity, and to repurpose their incredibly rich ecological heritage.

Karl, who founded Cedro Alto with the aim of working with small coffee farmers who were growing very high-quality coffee but didn’t always have the ability to get that coffee to specialty roasters (and get a price that was congruent to the quality of the coffee they were producing), their coffee often ending up “blended in” to coffee from many other small and much larger producers, losing unique profiles along the way.

Coffee available in: Whole bean, Ground Medium (AeroPress / V60 / Chemex), Fine (espresso / moka pot), Ground Coarse (French Press / cafetière)

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