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Oct_23 to now - dialect moved to the Netherlands
There's only so many life-changing events that you should put yourself through. I tried to get most of them over with in 2023, wherein I finished my doctorate, got a real job, moved to a different country and had my first child. With all of that and the incredible patience of my partner Dulce, I also moved dialect across the channel. Now that dialect is back up and running, with the help of friends here in the NL, I'm again using other people's facilities once they're done for the day!
Nov_22 to May_23 - dialect were roasting nomads in the UK
During this time, I was roasting at established roasteries (Hasbean & The Coffee Wizards) when their schedule was quiet. I would take the green coffee, run the production roaster, package the coffee, clean up and head home. By roasting elsewhere, there were no big equipment debts, no pressure to be part of the monoculture - everything was on our terms and super agile.
Sept_22 to Nov_22 - dialect were starting up
Our friendly neighbourhood brewers Attic (Stirchley, Birmingham, UK) first hosted dialect. I set up a small 1kg roaster a table in their taproom and roasted 3 x 200 g bags at a time... A huge thank you to them for having supported us during our start-up and giving us the platform to grow so quickly.