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22/08/2019
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Introducing… David Beattie

Name and Occupation David Beattie – Founder of Rounton Coffee These days, my time is spent working more with people, projects and driving the business forward. How did you get into coffee? I’ve always enjoyed coffee but would only ever drink instant – I simply didn’t know any better. I would buy an occasional bag of ground coffee from the supermarket and think that I was being posh! Whilst supermarket coffee was better, it never really ignited anything in me, so there I was stuck… in a kind of coffee... Read More

07/03/2019
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Introducing… Tomas Keavney

Name and Occupation Tom Keavney – Training & Marketing If I’m not roasting, I’m out and about catching up with the people we supply with coffee, running our Barista Skills Course. I like to share as much as I can about how we source our coffee, how we roast it, and how to make it taste delicious. You can also find me writing all sorts of stuff – whether that’s keeping the Rounton Coffee social media accounts up to date with what we’re getting up to, writing blogs for our... Read More

18/02/2019
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Introducing… David Burton

Name and Occupation David Burton – Head Of Coffee. My role involves deciding which green coffees we source, by assessing samples from farms all around the world. I also oversee all aspects of quality control, from the grading of green coffee, to making sure that our roasts are showcasing the best of what our coffees can offer. You’re only as good as your green! How did you get into coffee? Like the majority of coffee professionals, I fell in head first (straight down the rabbit hole). I met a very enthusiastic guy ... Read More

04/02/2019
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Introducing… Guy Snead

Next up in our ‘Introducing…’ series is the man who keeps our coffee tasting great, Guy! If you’ve ever placed an order with us, he’s the one pulling the strings so that everything goes according to plan. He’s the King of Efficiency, a bottomless pit when it comes to food, and the most curious man you’ll ever meet… Name and Occupation Guy Snead – Head Roaster. My job is to make sure that the way we roast coffee is up to date with the latest practices in the industry –... Read More

22/01/2019
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Introducing… Mike Riley

Welcome to our ‘Introducing…’ series! We’ve interviewed some of the people that make Rounton Coffee tick – whether that’s people in our team, people who we’ve met along the way, or figures in the coffee industry that help us do what we do – we want to be able to share with you the stories of the people behind the coffee you’re drinking. First up is arguably the most knowledgable mind in coffee that any of us know, the brilliant Mike Riley!  Name and Occupation I’m Mike Riley. I’m in... Read More

03/01/2019
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From Origin To Cup – Processing Coffee

Cherries make a pretty sweet treat – finding the ripest, sweetest fruits in summer, and chewing away at the luscious juicy pulp and skins as we enjoy the sweet, rich flavours, before spitting out the stone at the centre of the fruit.  This stone – or seed – to be precise, might be considered an inconvenience to our enjoyment of those delicious cherries!  With coffee cherries, it’s the exact opposite. In this case, the treasure is the two seeds at the heart of the fruit, the rest of which has... Read More

16/11/2018
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From Origin To Cup – How Coffee Grows

As Rounton Coffee Roasters nears its 5th birthday, we’ve decided that rather than telling you the story of the last five amazing years, it might be much more useful and interesting to run a series of blogs which will tell the bigger story – Coffee – From Origin to Cup. These are blogs that we wanted to write in our infancy, but at that stage, we didn’t feel that we had enough experience to speak with any authority on such topics. These days, we’re still trying to learn as much... Read More

11/09/2017

It’s been a while…

  We’ve been so busy building the business and getting amazing coffee out of North Yorkshire and now nationally that we’ve taken our eye off the blog. So as a re-introduction to this online world we wanted to say hello again with a quick overview. Welcome to the blog of Rounton Coffee Roasters. Here you will be able gain access to the world of speciality coffee through the eyes of our dedicated team of coffee professionals. This blog will allow us to share a host of interesting topics and goings on... Read More

16/11/2014

Northern Echo Feature

A former Teesside chemical engineer has launched a business that is helping farmers he befriended in the Sumatran jungle. Emily Flanagan reports DAVID Beattie had been working as a Teesside chemical engineer when he decided to take a train from the Middlesbrough and travel around the world on the Trans-Siberian railway. He travelled across Europe, Hong Kong, Russia, Mongolia and China. But it was in the Sumatran jungle that he met a group of coffee famers which altered the course of his life. While travelling around Sumatra on a moped, David decided... Read More

23/09/2014

A Warm Welcome from Rounton Coffee

As you may have seen on our website we roast our speciality coffee from a very unique old granary built in 1907. We have been working on our Roastery in North Yorkshire now for a year. We were handed the keys in September and we have worked really hard to get to the stage where we are now. We can now confidently say we have A Roastery! We have the privilege to work in such a beautiful environment. That is why we always welcome visitors to come over to share... Read More