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Introducing… Ryan Hanley

Name and Occupation Ryan Hanley – Account Manager How did you get into coffee? My coffee journey started when I was living with two South Africans who would drink about 100 cups a day and made me one each time – I would have them lined up next to me, trying to keep up! From there I got into commercial espresso, found specialty coffee on my doorstep with Rounton Coffee, and here we are… What is it that you like about coffee specifically? Coffee is just cool, it brings out... Read More


Top 5 Gifts For Coffee Lovers

Whether it’s an upcoming birthday, you’re planning early for Christmas or you just want to treat the coffee lover in your life, we have put together our top 5 gifts that as crazy coffee people ourselves, we’d love to receive!

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Sustainably Sourced Coffee in Uganda | ACE2030

We’ve been working with Rwenzori Coffee Co. since 2018 – a Social Enterprise that is based in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains. We knew from the beginning that they were our kind of people, and our Ugandan coffees now come exclusively from them. As well as exceptional coffee, their commitment to community and the environment is second-to-none. Rwenzori Coffee Co has set up the ACE2030 program, which we’re proud to be supporting. With each bag of Ugandan coffee you enjoy, you’re also playing your part in helping shape the future of this... Read More

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Specialty Dark Roast Coffee – Our Guide

a.k.a – the power of changing your mind… What is dark roast coffee? To put it simply, roasting coffee is all about turning raw green beans into roasted brown ones. It’s the job of the roaster to decide how long the beans spend in the drum, and this will ultimately affect the taste of the final product. Roasting is just one of the steps that affect how your coffee tastes. How and where it’s grown, the varietal of coffee, and how it’s processed will all have a big say in... Read More

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We’re Running for the MS Society!

Inspired by our great friend John Cowan, we are taking off our steel toes and donning our runners, to raise money for the MS Society. Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune disease that affects the nervous system, disrupting the brain’s ability to send signals to the rest of the body. It is estimated that there are more than 130,000 people in the UK diagnosed with MS (about one in 500). Fuelled by a natural Ethiopian coffee, but not running as naturally as Ethiopian athletes, we’ll be setting off from The Granary... Read More


Great Taste Award glee for Rounton Coffee!

We’re celebrating another successful year at Great Taste Awards 2021, winning three more awards! This year’s awards have seen our Sparkling Water Decaf and The Rich Roast jump to two-star status, while Daybreak Blend achieved one star for the second year running. Great Taste is the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards; a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges. We’re totally over the moon to have achieved these awards. That black and gold... Read More


Coffee Trends: Cultural Appreciation or Cultural Appropriation?

Coffee is more than just a drink – it’s what gets most of us through the day! We also know that there’s a whole world of coffee culture and tradition that we try to do justice to in the work we do. In coffee shops around the world, people are always on the lookout for the latest trend, and these can spread like wildfire across social media. But what’s the truth behind the trends? Many of the drinks that we consider to be ‘trends’ are actually embedded in cultures from... Read More


How to Price Drinks at Your Coffee Shop

You’re on the home stretch! From location to equipment, to cups, you should now be ready to think about the very last thing – what you’ll be serving to your customers. The big question that remains is – how much should I charge for a cup of coffee? There are a few things to consider, but we’re here to help: Your Competitors: All of the calculations in the world mean nothing if you are not considering what’s going on around you. As with everything else in your shop, it pays... Read More


Coffee Cup Sizes: The Ultimate Guide

When you’ve found the perfect shop, and the perfect machine, it’s time to start thinking about the coffee you will be serving to your customers. One of the biggest questions to answer is – how big should my coffee cups be? It’s really important to get this stage of your coffee shop journey right, as the size of the drinks you serve will ultimately determine how good your coffee tastes. With modern specialty coffee, you can expect that drinks sizes will generally be smaller than traditional coffee shop models. Think... Read More


The Best Coffee Grinders For Your Café – 2021

We’ve said it for years: your coffee grinder is arguably the most important piece of kit in your coffee shop. You might have the perfect location, it might look great, and you might have an all-singing, all-dancing espresso machine – none of that matters if you can’t make consistently good coffee! Investing in the right coffee grinder is about maximising consistency, and also making sure that your staff are comfortable with the equipment they’re using. Here, we’re looking at some of the options out there, and what we recommend for... Read More