At Rounton Coffee Roasters we understand that working with quality focused suppliers is paramount to running a successful business, that’s why we pride ourselves on being able to source and provide only the highest quality speciality coffees that are freshly roasted in small batches, using specialised software that creates consistent flavour profiles every time. We take a highly engaged approach to our wholesale relationships and invest time and expertise to make sure the coffee offerings for each business is only the best.
Dave Beattie - aka Beats
The founder and driving force behind Rounton Coffee Roasters started out his illustrious career as an engineer in chemical processing, David worked his way up the industry ladder and by the age of 30 was running a large industrial gasses site on Teesside. This all changed when he decided to leave the corporate world behind to travel the world on a train. After travelling through Europe, Russia and Mongolia he worked his way south towards Sumatra where David’s senses were set alight and his life shifted in a completely new direction. David’s experiences working alongside passionate Sumatran coffee farmers and hearing their tales and tribulations around direct trade, processing and quality ignited a fire inside him that is still burning today. Rounton Coffee Roasters was born on his return and four years on David’s focus is to tell the farmer’s story and he is fully committed to making sure that the transparency and traceability of the coffee supply chain is at the heart of what we do. He Proper Loves Parmos!
David Burton - aka Roasty Burts
Head roaster, green bean buyer, and fixer of things at Rounton Coffee Roasters.
Most days David can be found at The Granary whistling in front of the roaster. Dedicated to sourcing and roasting the finest speciality coffee he can get his hands on he works tirelessly analysing, researching and profiling every coffee that comes through Rounton Coffee Roasters door. David joined Rounton Coffee Roasters in its infancy leaving a job in education to make it his mission to promote ethical and sustainable trading in the coffee producing world. His mantra is ‘’only positive vibes allowed’’ and is ‘that guy’ that is always a little too chirpy on a morning; but we wouldn’t change that…
David Atkinson - aka Bruce
Head of quality, training, development, and a master in the art of coffee preparation.
David, better known to most as Bruce, joined Rounton Coffee Roasters in 2015 after honing his self-taught barista skills working in a small independent coffee shop. After leaving college he knew he wanted to do something that made a difference while still being involved in the coffee industry, thus started his coffee journey. His dedication, drive, discipline, and passion for coffee quality has seen him become an integral part of the Rounton team. Bruce spends his time driving our quality control, cupping vast amounts of coffee, and training our new and existing accounts in the art of coffee discipline. Currently undergoing his Q grading training which he hopes to complete this year. Bruce is passionate about creating consistent quality coffee that benefits the producer and provides the consumer with excellence in the cup. He can often be found with a coffee tash, or in pursuit of the perfect Flat White. #Bruceontheloose