full circle roasters
full circle coffee roasters
Rosehip, orange, honey
Producer: Thiririka Co-op
Variety: SL28 & 34, Ruiru 11, Batian
full circle roasters profile
How did Full Circle come to be and who makes up Full Circle?
Full Circle was started in 2014 when Brian Birdy moved back from Belgium having learned to roast on the exact 1964 5kg Probat roaster that we shipped from Belgium to Ireland.
David & Louise came on board in 2015 and we grew from 3kg per per week wholesale to over 47 tonnes per annum and 3 of our own coffee shops.
Natalia is our head roaster and has been with us since 2016 and Catriona joined in 2021.
Brian left Full Circle in 2020 to set up his own coffee shop in Monaghan
What is Full Circle purpose/mission?
To make specialty coffee accessible and to remove the fluff and barriers that surround specialty coffee
Hot take: How would you describe the coffee scene in Ireland? Overrated or underrated and why?
It is growing to every corner of Ireland which is fantastic, we have travelled far and wide and when we return to Ireland we realise that we are amonst the best coffee professionals in the World
BEST coffee you ever had…where?
The best coffee I ever had was a natural Ethiopian in Berlin roasted by The Barn, in approx 2012, I hadn’t tasted anything like that before and it literally changed my life
What's one thing about Full Circle that most people don't know?
We own a number of coffee shops ourselves Ebb&Flow Coffee in Clontarf, Ebb&Flow on Camden Street and Milligram Coffee in Sligo and soon something else ….
What do you want to change most about the coffee industry?
It used to be much friendlier and had a good comradery but has become more and more competive bith from a roastery level but also in shops
What's your favourite way to brew and why?
Clever Dripper, I can brew it can come back to it, handy with the kids around
What is your favourite processing method at the moment?
We are interested in the infusion trend but we are always going to come back to the naturals