Unorthodox Roasters is a coffee roasting venture, borne out of a 10 month trip to Latin America in the hunt for beans and knowledge. Two travellers succeeded in learning from the best coffee roasters on the continent and visiting almost all of the coffee growing regions.
It was time to bring it all back to Scotland.
Our logo was designed on a Peruvian hostel computer in Cusco. The cockerel wakes you up in the morning - just like a cup of coffee. Fire represents our enthusiasm for what we do. The coffee bean was included as a subtle way of saying “we actually roast coffee” - although many have assumed it to be a rugby ball.
The name, Unorthodox, came from a song which was playing a few months later in another hostel in Santa Ana, El Salvador. Instantly we knew the name worked. The lyrics of the song by Wretch 32 matched our style and from that moment we really haven’t looked back.