For over twenty years Christopher Rayner-Green has developed his passion for fine coffee. Today he runs the UK's most bespoke Coffee Roastery from the beautiful country village of Peasenhall in rural Suffolk.
After studying Fine Arts at Southampton, Christopher went on to a career in Fine Arts Valuation working with Bonhams Auctioneers and other auction houses which furthered his knowledge. Christopher now lives in Suffolk, with a driving passion to master the art of coffee roasting.
Christopher now pursues his never-ending obsession; to create the finest and most exclusive coffee blends for you to taste and enjoy. These boutique blends have become widely recognised as some of the best freshly roasted coffees available today.
Over long days and even longer nights Christopher searches for new and exciting taste characteristics, blending coffee beans from each seasonal harvest; the skill of the master roaster being to create subtle combinations of flavours and textures.
Throughout the several stages of the roasting process the green coffee beans undergo numerous changes that create depth, colour and flavour.
With a delicate and controlled application of time and temperature using a traditional gas fired drum roaster, science is blended with art and just a touch of magic!
This alchemy results in the freshest coffee ready for you to extract and enjoy as your favourite drink.
Christopher is renowned for his dedication and almost fanatical control of every element of his premium quality coffee bean production. From fresh, mellow morning coffees through to the rich and deep tones of darker roasts for after dinner, these blends are perfect for every occasion.
The Suffolk Coffee Company also creates limited edition seasonal blends from rare stock beans for his selected customers.
The Suffolk Coffee Company carefully selects and purchases ‘green’ coffee beans from across the world. These beans make their long sea voyage from places such as Brazil, India, Guatemala and Indonesia. Arriving on the shores of Suffolk they are taken to the Roastery in Peasenhall for the process to begin. The final roasted product is cupped and prepared on the premises where it earns it’s ‘born on’ date, informing you just how fresh it is.
For his Signature Blend Christopher creates unique and exquisite flavours – the exact recipes being a closely guarded secret. Consistency is key to producing a coffee that explodes with flavour but ensures a smooth, silky texture and no bitterness.