Eight years ago BYB started roasting coffee in a small garden shed in our backyard. We started with a small 25 year old 5 kilo Probat roaster that we were fortunate enough to come across in Kelowna.
It is a great machine with a life of its own but years later it has come to rest beside a larger 12 kilo Probat roaster that is much more capable of keeping up to the 1/2 ton of coffee we are now roasting every month. For a roastery, this is not a great quantity (although it is a great deal more than the 50 pounds we sold in our first month of production) but for us it is a great spot to be.
Our goal at BYB is to grow but never too fast and never too big. Everything we do is by hand. Each bag is labeled and filled by hand. Each batch is roasted on a fully manual open flame Probat roaster with heart, soul and love. Our goal at BYB is to live a good life, roast coffee, drink coffee, support small coffee farms, keep our values and integrity alive and not get caught up in all the things that are not important in life.
Oh and by the way, our new roaster also has a life of its own and seems to have learned a few tricks from its little buddy.