Kiss the Hippo is an ambitious new specialty coffee company with a flagship store, roastery and training centre in Richmond.
We are passionate about quality, elegant design, customer service and responsible sourcing. We are seeking passionate individuals to join a dynamic team of coffee professionals with the goal of creating a brand which becomes synonymous with excellence.
The Assistant Roaster is the right hand of the Head Roaster. As the first member of the roasting team, you will consistently and accurately reproduce roast profiles, package coffee, prepare orders for dispatch, and set up cuppings whilst maintaining a clean and positive work environment. You will be a central member of the sensory panel responsible for assessing the coffee quality and profile design, product development and sourcing decisions.
This is the perfect position for a highly motivated individual with exceptional attention to detail and a keen interest in being part of a team developing a new brand.
Preparing packaging materials
Labelling of bags and boxes
Order fulfilment for coffee orders
Managing stock levels
Performing daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance and cleaning of production equipment
Adhering to strict organic protocols
Setting up daily QC cuppings and contributing to sensory analysis
Assisting with profile design
Espresso and brewing evaluation
Maintaining a clean and tidy work environment
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Professional and positive attitude
Commitment to professional development
Passion for great coffee
Good barista skills
Excellent sensory skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and multi-task
Good communication skills
Working as part of a team
Working calmly and accurately under pressure
Ability to use initiative
High level of attention to detail and accuracy
Self-motivated, hard-working, and results oriented
Ability to lift heavy loads
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £25,000.00 to £30,000.00 /year