Strictly Coffee Roasters
A brief history
Strictly Coffee started in Dunedin all the way back in 1997 roasting coffee first for their cafe and then other establishments around Otago. Fast forward to 2023 and we are still proud to be a locally owned and operated roastery in the heart of the South supplying coffee lovers around NZ. Dan and Malina Daulton took over in 2020 and are excited to be leading Strictly Coffee Roasters on a journey of great taste, sustainable business and connection.
We are a team of unique individuals with passion and vast experience in coffee and hospitality business. When we bring that experience together magic happens!
We love exploring flavors, brewing coffee and connecting and are so stoked that we get to share what with we do with you.
OUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY
Follow our journey as we strive to make every part of our business more sustainable.
In 2022 we installed our Loring Kestrel Roaster. This technology has reduced our emissions by 80% compared to our previous drum roaster. The technology gives us control and consistency enhancing our ability to roast each batch to perfection.
Sustainable Business practices.
We are so incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful country and we believe that it is our responsibility to not just use sustainability as a nifty marketing catch-phrase but actually integrate it into the DNA of how we operate. Some of our initiatives are:
- Sending our wholesale beans out in reusable buckets; Last year we saved 26,000 bags going to landfill by transitioning our Dunedin based customers to reusable buckets.
- Encouraging reuse every time both for wholesale and retail.
- We offer keep cup discounts that are significantly more than what we pay for the throwaway cup.
- We only use eco packaging, if you must use once, then please recycle or compost!
- Composting our coffee husks, grinds and reusing and giving away our used coffee sacks.
We are not perfect and have so many more goals and plans as we continue on our sustainability journey. Watch out for our blog posts as we evolve and continue to challenge the way we do things.
Traceable Coffee Origins: Paying the Farmers fairly for their product.
It is so important that we value the producers of the coffee that we consume. Through the choices we make as consumers, our buying power helps support fair pay working conditions and reward for a product that gives so many of us so much joy on a daily basis.
Over the past three years we have been forging relationships with our green been suppliers and sourcing coffee that we know is sustainably sourced.
We use a mix of Fair Trade Organic, Directly sourced and Co-operative coffee sources. This ensures that we know where the coffee comes from, quality standards are met and most importantly the farmers and communities that they are part of are thriving not just surviving.
Follow the QR code on each of the blend cards to read about where your coffee comes from.