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What would you like to see on the site?

I have added a few ideas of my own – let me know what you think.
best regards, Lloyd Burgess, Founder of The Coffee Roasters

  1. Notification of previously liked roasts

    If really appreciated it if I could receive a notification when a roast that I've Rated ♥️ in Rater becomes available in Shop. That way I don't miss the opportunity to buy my favourite coffees just 'cos I didn't know they were available. Currently, Rater seems to be something that's more useful to The Coffee Roasters than it is to the customer - I need value from my ratings too!

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    Hi Mark. Thanks very much for your feedback. It’s a great idea and I will look at how this could be implemented. Yes, you are correct, currently the Coffee Rater is mainly for our use and although it may not be obvious it is very valuable for us to get feedback on what coffees someone likes or does not like. We use it all the time to help with selecting coffees. I do understand however that it would be beneficial for you to get some feedback/value from it as well and it is something I will look at.

  2. There should be a link between Rater and Shop

    If I rate a roast as ♥️ in Rater I'd really like that to be reflected in Shop, with those roasts automatically "favourited" if they are in stock. Currently it's a real pain to find roasts that I've previously enjoyed

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    Hi Mark. Another excellent idea, so thanks very much for taking the time to raising it.
    At first glance it should not be too difficult to show your rated (favourite) coffees in your Favourites list in the shop. I will look at this in more detail and get back to within a week to see when it could be implemented.

  3. Referral scheme

    A couple of friends have now subscribed based on my recommendation. It would good to see some kind of referral reward scheme e.g. next month free for both.

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  4. Letterbox friendly delivery

    I loved my previous subscription with you, but unfortunately had to cancel when moving flat as there was no place to leave deliveries that didn’t fit through a letterbox, and the weekly trips to the post office were too inconvenient. Packaging that fits through letterboxes would be great. I appreciate that this is tricky given your multi roaster system

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  5. Links to buy recommended equipment?

    Maybe include a page with links to items you recommend, such as good Aero-presses, V60's, hand grinders etc.
    These could just be Amazon links or to other pages, for example, if one of your Roasters is selling something.

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  6. Sell green beans

    Provide green coffee beans on the site for home roasting

    28 votes
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  7. A search filter for brew style

    Expert opinion /user voting / feedback to assist in a score system for each coffee / brew style, i.e Cold Brew , Aeropress.
    This would help to find coffee suited to a particular / favorite brew method.

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  8. extend the list of flavours in the Advanced Filtering and Searching tool

    I know that you have to stop somewhere with this particular filter list, but would it be a good idea to review the list in the light of current usage of descriptors. I have to admit to a personal interest: Rhubarb is one of my key identifiers of a coffee that I'm going to like (who knew?) but it doesn't appear on the filter list, so I can't quickly find those coffees

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  9. (For coffee newbies?)


    • please give some indication of strength, even if on a random numeric basis?

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  10. Can we promote any Green Beans which people may have available?

    I think a question was asked before, but cannot see if any Green Beans are being sold on here. So wondering if we could?
    Thanks.

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  11. Order different types of grind at the same time

    Would be nice to be able to order whole beans at the same time as ground coffee. Currently it defaults to your grind preference which works 95% of the time, but if you want to order a different type you have to do it through separate transactions.

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  12. Waste reduction and process efficiency in coffee Roasting

    Would it be a good idea to share good practice on novel / effective methods for waste reduction, recycling and other process innovations in coffee roasting?

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  13. Roasters choice coffee of the month

    Roaster votes for their favourite coffee of the month.

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  14. A "how to" guide for coffee fans

    Offer a "how to" guide or forum for members to share ideas like "how to home roast green beans" etc.

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  15. Offer explorer / tasting packs of decaf beans

    Finding a good decaf ain't easy. It would be great to be able to buy tasting packs with multiple small sample bags of decaf beans in order to try, try and try again :-)

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  17. 5 votes
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  18. 7 votes
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  19. Offer speciality hot chocolate for sale

    We have the opportunity to offer speciality hot chocolate for sale on the site. I know it's not coffee however there are similarities! What do you think - would you like to see it on the site?

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  20. Add estimated delivery date when ordering

    When items are added to cart, show the expected delivery date of the coffee

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