Hannah Foster


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


Choosing the Right Machine for Your Coffee Shop

By now, you’ve settled on a location, you’ve designed the layout of your shop – now it’s time to think about equipment! Your coffee machine is a big investment, but it needn’t be daunting to choose which machine is best for your shop. We’re here to help! Ultimately, you want a machine that’s reliable and can make great coffee – you’ll also want it to suit your shop, and be simple for your staff to use. The right machine will be the hardest working member of your team, and will... Read More


How To Design Your Coffee Shop Layout And Workflow

By now you’ve found the perfect location for your coffee shop – your new home away from home! Now it’s time for the next big step – planning how the inside of the shop will look and feel… You can tell a lot about a place from how it’s laid out: the impression it gives to customers is not to be underestimated, but it’s also vital that you consider how the space works for you and your staff. Not only do you want the place to feel welcoming, and like... Read More


Rounton Coffee Roasters has joined The Infant Hercules Charity Club

“This remarkable place, the youngest child of England’s enterprise, is an infant, but if an infant, an infant Hercules” – William Gladstone, 1862, while visiting Middlesbrough. Set up by Teessiders for Teessiders, the Philanthropic Foundation helps businesses and individuals join together to make Middlesbrough and Teesside better places in which to live, work and do business. Their support goes to charities, businesses and the people in Teesside who need it the most. Patrons include local businesses and local individuals who make considerable annual donations towards a variety of causes. The... Read More


Choosing The Perfect Coffee Shop Location

So, you’re going to do it – you’re going to open a coffee shop. Congratulations! There are some amazing times on the horizon. The first big question to face is ‘where’? There is a lot to consider, but we’ve got the answers ahead… The Area Take a look at what else is around you – who else is in the area and what do they offer? Are you going to offer something new? By now you will likely have a strong idea of your brand, and how you want to... Read More