Rounton Coffee | Blog

21/09/2020
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A constellation of stars in Great Taste Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded 3 stars for our Two Stories blend, in the Great Taste Awards 2020. What’s more, our Daybreak Blend and El Salvador – Bosque Lya have both been awarded a star of their own! When it comes to food and drink, these are the most sought-after accolades of all, and it’s amazing to be recognised amongst the world’s top producers. What’s more, the 3-star award is given to just 1.6% of products, which we are over the moon about! Daybreak and... Read More

16/09/2020

Our Coffee Bag Recycling Scheme

We’re introducing a coffee bag recycling scheme, which you can be a part of right now. By partnering with Terracycle, we’re able to take in your used coffee bags, and ensure that they are given a new lease of life, instead of going to landfill.

01/09/2020

How to encourage recycling at work

Environmental Journal: Entry 4. Oh, the bins… My laptop’s Google history is awash with bins. I currently have 16, yes 16 tabs open and each one of them is dedicated to recycling bins. I have even delved into the world of Pinteresting (if that is even a word?) recycling bins. This a world I do not prescribe. Recycling has long been the arch-enemy in my fight for total waste control, and at present, I am losing. (it is also bloody confusing). I am looking to purchase recycling bins for The... Read More

01/09/2020

Why are trees so important to me?

Environmental Journal: Entry 3 I love trees, and I do not say that out loud often enough really. I just love being around them – I’m always in awe of their grandeur and age.I often find myself wondering what they’ve been through – what the world was like before I walked amongst them – and I often ask them. In a way, I’m glad they don’t answer me because the peace and refuge they provide is why I truly love them. Many weekends are now spent walking (or should I... Read More

25/08/2020

How to use a cafetière

In a world full of tech, with new coffee gadgets released seemingly every day, something that has stood the test of time like this must be pretty great. In our roastery, we find ourselves reaching for the cafetière more than any other brewer. We're going to share with you our go-to recipe to get the most out of yours.

21/08/2020

What can you do with your coffee waste?

Environmental Journal: Entry 2 So, I thought I would start with coffee – an obvious choice considering much of my waking day is consumed by thinking about, talking about and drinking the stuff. The coffee industry on a whole has some shocking statistics when it comes to waste. I will not go into them all as it is a little overwhelming, however, I endeavour to cover them all in this journal. For now, I will make a start with coffee grounds. Last year, the UK alone produced up to 500,000... Read More

20/08/2020

What is the Maillard reaction (and why is it important to a coffee roaster)?

First of all, pronunciation: it’s pronounced my-YAR (named after Louis-Camille Maillard, who ‘discovered’ it in 1912). When it’s done right, it leads to brilliant sweetness, when done wrong, you get the bitterness we want to avoid in roasting. One of the key aspects of roasting coffee is manipulating the stage of the roast where the Maillard reaction (MR) happens. To do so, it helps to understand some of the chemistry behind the process. The MR isn’t exclusive to the coffee world. It is a key aspect of cooking. You’ll have... Read More

04/08/2020
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How Long Does Coffee Last?

Despite being a staple of nearly every home, there's a lot of confusion around how to store coffee... "Can coffee go bad?" "Where should it be stored?" "How can I keep it fresher for longer?" We thought it was time to weigh in and share our thoughts on the matter, from the journey of the green crop, all the way to your home.