April 14, 2024

A Little Bit of Stone: Elevating Coffee with Distinguished Roasts and Brewing Innovation

3 min read
Matt Higgins is the man behind one of Stone's newest enterprises, Distinguished Roasts. A father, a husband, a football coach, and a seasoned engineer in the energy sector, Matt is no stranger to donning multiple hats. His latest cap, however, is perhaps the most aromatic yet - a coffee roaster extraordinaire!...
A Little Bit of Stone: Elevating Coffee with Distinguished Roasts and Brewing Innovation

Matt Higgins: The Man Behind Distinguished Roasts

Stone, a charming canal town in Staffordshire, has recently welcomed a new addition to its coffee scene – Distinguished Roasts. And at the heart of this venture is a man named Matt Higgins. A father, a husband, a football coach, and a seasoned engineer in the energy sector, Matt is no stranger to wearing multiple hats. But his latest cap is perhaps the most aromatic yet – a coffee roaster extraordinaire!

A Journey Fueled by Passion

Matt’s love for coffee sparked the beginning of the Distinguished Roasts journey. His curiosity led him to explore the art of coffee roasting, delving deep into the science behind it. To further hone his skills, he completed a Specialty Coffee Association recognized course, equipping him with the knowledge and expertise to create exceptional roasts.

Now, Matt is ready to share his passion and knowledge with the people of Stone. As a long-time resident of the town for over 11 years, he understands the locals’ appreciation for a quality cup of coffee. His goal with Distinguished Roasts is to provide Stone with its first specialty coffee roasting service, focusing on environmental sustainability.

More Than Just Coffee

Distinguished Roasts may begin as an online venture, but Matt doesn’t want anyone to miss out on the delightful aroma of freshly roasted beans. You can find him at local markets and events, where he’ll be showcasing his unique roasting techniques. In the long run, Matt plans to establish his own coffee house in Stone, offering not only fantastic brews but also insights into the magic of coffee roasting.

What sets Distinguished Roasts apart from other coffee options in town? For starters, they are the only specialty coffee roaster in Stone. But Matt’s commitment to uniqueness goes beyond that. From standard roasts to bespoke concoctions for the coffee connoisseur, and even personalized roasts (the first being for Stone Old Alleynians FC), Matt is determined to make his mark in Stone’s coffee scene.

Contributing to the Local Vibe

Matt’s vision extends beyond coffee itself. He aims to contribute to the local community by sourcing ingredients locally and fostering strong relationships with other businesses. By doing so, he hopes to enhance the vibrant marketplace and embrace the appeal of the canal town.

If you’re interested in following the journey of Distinguished Roasts, you can stay updated by visiting their website, following them on Instagram at @distinguishedroasts, or liking their Facebook page Distinguished Roasts.

A Special Experience

Matt’s ultimate goal for Distinguished Roasts is simple yet powerful – to make coffee a special experience rather than an instant bore. With his dedication to quality, sustainability, and unique offerings, it’s clear that Matt is already well on his way to achieving this goal. So, grab a steaming mug of his specialty coffee and join him on this aromatic journey.