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Rounton Coffee

04/02/2019
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It’s A Bit Like Wine: Coffee From Around The World

Historically, it has been all too simple to think of coffee as just a thing that you find in a bag on a shelf in a supermarket. It has been there to serve the purpose of keeping us caffeinated, and aside from how strong we want it to be, there haven’t been that many other factors to consider when choosing what to brew at home. In more recent years, people have been paying more attention to the descriptors that are attached to the coffee they are buying. Whether that’s picking... 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

01/12/2018
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Why become a Q grader?

By David Burton Any serious coffee professional will tell you that objectively assessing coffee quality is probably one of the most difficult things to do. This is because no matter how hard we try, we will always let our own bias get the better of us, especially when it comes to something as subjective as flavour. Come New Year, I’ll be into my fifth year in coffee, and leaving my own bias at the door is still something I have to keep in check (however, I still love a bloody... 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

Espresso 31/10/2018
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Dialling in – Grinder Basics

Getting your espresso right can be a daunting task, especially when you feel like your grinder has a mind of its own. If you’ve ever tried to pull a shot and it just won’t behave, maybe it’s time to brush up your dialling in skills. We’re going to talk you through what’s going on inside your basket, and give you the tools you need to know how to tame your grinder. Firstly, you’re going to need: a timer a set of scales – ideally a set that is accurate to 1/10... Read More

27/02/2017

Welcome to our new site

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new eCommerce site, and also our new blog, which will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with the latest news and special offers. Our new site has been developed with our customers in mind, and as a result of this you’ll find an easy to use website with effective search facilities and an efficient checkout process. We really hope you enjoy having a look around the new site – we will be constantly adding new products... Read More

28/01/2016

Kickstarter

Hi All, On Sunday we launched our Kickstarter Campaign.  It is a 30 day campaign to try and raise £10,000 to help bring Speciality Coffee to our home town of Middlesbrough. Remember Kickstarter is a way of getting coffee related awards at Kickstarter Prices.  So grab yourself a great deal, check our Kickstarter page, and please pledge where you can. Thanks to all in advance, and thanks to our wonderful backers who have pledged already! From all the team at Rounton Coffee