Nishant Sinha of Roastery cafe is changing tea loyalists to coffee lovers
Nishant Sinha is always on a caffeine high. This Hyderabadbased food entrepreneur, with 12 years of experience in the coffee industry, is really rocking the Kolkata coffee scene with his newly opened cafe, Roastery Coffee House. “There is so much to learn in this field. The more I learn about it the more I am drawn towards the beans, different roasting techniques and the chemistry of it. My love for the sector is growing strong er every day,” explains Nishant, who believes that the real mantra for success in a dynamic sector like F&B lies in paying attention to minute details and staying focused.
Roastery Coffee House that opened shop this July at Hindustan Park has already turned into a hotspot for coffee connoisseurs with cascara and cold presses ruling the roost. For Nishant, it’s not just about spreading the love for coffee, he has a larger mission. “We believe Indian coffee is under-rated and we are here to improve the quality of Indian coffee at the base level. We guide farmers in growing it well, teaching them about roasting the beans to the optimum point and brewing to perfection. We believe in practising sustainable coffee production by cutting down on middle man cost, thereby benefiting the farmers directly,” points out Nishant, who works in partnership with his wife, Sheetal.
Reflecting on Kolkata’s palate for coffee, Nishant says, “Here they like to experiment and try out new stuff. Though it’s a city of tea lovers, there are hardcore coffee addicts as well. And to please all, we have launched our version of coffee tea which is Cascara, made from the husk of coffee having higher antioxidants than green tea. It’s a huge success here and we are planning to increase the portfolio next year.” Buoyed by the response here, Nishant wishes to take Roastery to at least 10 more cities across the country in the next five years.