Back in March the guys at Caffeine Magazine were writing a feature for their April/May issue on specialty coffee in Belfast and needed a local photographer to go and take some photos of a few coffee shops and roasters. 

If you know me, or follow me on Instagram you will know that photographing coffee roasters and shops is pretty much my ideal job. 

This is the first in a series of four blogs posts showing some of the images from those shoots, starting with Bailies Coffee Roasters. I've photographed a few of the guys at Bailies before, so it was great to go back and take some more photos for them, and show a little bit behind the curtain of what they do. It's a lot more than just roast great coffee!

Roaster Stephen Houston roasts on a Probat Coffee Roaster
Roaster Stephen Houston roasts on a Probat Coffee Roaster, and smells the beans as they roast
Roaster Stephen Houston roasts on a Probat Coffee Roaster
Green coffee beans in bins awaiting roasting
Roaster Stephen Houston pours green coffee beans in to a Probat Coffee Roaster
Jonathan Parks delivers training to Bailies Staff
Jonathan Parks delivers training to Bailies Staff
Coffee Sourcer and Quality Control expert Jan Komarek cups coffee in his lab at Bailies Coffee Roasters in Belfast 
Coffee Sourcer and Quality Control expert Jan Komarek cups coffee in his lab at Bailies Coffee Roasters in Belfast
Coffee Sourcer and Quality Control expert Jan Komarek cups coffee in his lab at Bailies Coffee Roasters in Belfast
Kees Van Der Westen espresso machine in the Customer experience centre at Bailies Coffee Roasters, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Kees Van Der Westen espresso machine in the Customer experience centre at Bailies Coffee Roasters, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Kees Van Der Westen espresso machine in the Customer experience centre at Bailies Coffee Roasters, Belfast, Northern Ireland

As a side note - Best of luck to one of the roasters from Bailies, Stephen, who competes in the World Brewers Cup 2017 in Budapest!

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