The art of coffee roasting

At Charles Liégeois Roastery, 3 generations have followed each other around the coffee roaster (the machine and the job title have the same name). The process never changes: watching the grains changing from green to brown, via a broad palette of warm blonds and delicate beiges. The air fills with aromas throughout the roasting process: straw, toast, coffee.  Watching for the first crack, which indicates the grain and its pod are separating.

After that, it is a question of closely monitoring the tiniest nuances of brown, quickly removing a few grains with a metal sampler: the end of the roasting process can happen any time.

Push open the Workshop doors to find out what is behind our wide range of great coffees!

Our Temporel coffees

Unique flavours, intense aromas and stories to tell: coffee the way we like it.

Our Temporel coffees, or momentary, come from small plantations. They are often the result of surprising locations and meetings with great people: we appreciated their locally produced crop, we were able to obtain a few bags, and we share them to the last grain.

coffee beans after roasting
Package of coffee from the Temporal range
green coffee beans before roasting

Atypical, exclusive, exceptional: there’s no shortage of words to describe our Temporel coffees! Monocépage, fruit of a rare variety or from a terroir of excellence, each micro-batch offers unique qualities, to discover in slow coffee or, for the daring, in espresso version. Let yourself be enchanted: we have many stories to tell you!

1001 ways to enjoy our coffee...

There’s more than just espresso! Our best baristas have created delicious and aromatic recipes that also have a story behind them. Enjoy in moderation… or don’t hold back!

Origins of our coffees

From one end of the world to the other, from Bolivia to Sumatra, India to Ethiopia, where did it come from and what makes good coffee taste great? What are our coffees’ similarities and differences, whether they are single variety or blends?

At Charles Liégeois Roastery, we would answer both in terms of aromas and flavours, but also in terms of values, varieties, regions and origins. We will also tell you about those who cultivate them.

Michel Liégeois with two workers in Kivu

At Charles Liégeois, we don’t just love coffee: we live it, with a sense of curiosity, pleasure and a strong drive to make it our way, as we feel it.  This is why we roast great coffees for everyday and specialty coffees with the same care.  Everything around our coffees reflects this laid-back and free image.