Light Bulb Coffee is a specialty coffee micro roastery and coffee shop, serving the people of Swindon.
In 2018 Light Bulb Coffee started out as a mobile coffee van. In April 2024 we moved into our shop in Swindon.
We care about engaging with people and sharing great coffee. Our knowledge, passion and experience in making coffee mean that every cup we make is done with care and attention to quality.
Espresso Machine with light bulbs in a van
- The coffee roasting machine is the Aillio Bullet. It's electric and uses induction technology to heat the drum directly.
Aillio Bullet. 1kg coffee roastery
Here are some of the advantages of induction:
- Induction eliminates energy waste, transforming the Bullet into one of the world’s greenest roasters.
- Induction drastically increases the responsiveness of the machine, lending it a feel more akin to gas roasters than traditional electric roasters, as any mid-roast adjustments to the power level are instantaneous.
- Induction allows us to pack an incredible amount of heat into the Bullet, reducing its footprint without sacrificing its power, so that I can roast 1kg batches of coffee just about anywhere, with none of the setup headaches associated with gas roasters (almost all coffee roasters use gas powered roasting machines).
I try to recycle and reduce packaging where possible. Currently using Ecocup for our cups, lids, etc.