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


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

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Cold Brew Coffee – Everything You Need To Know

Cold brew isn’t anything new, however, it’s becoming more and more popular each year (and not just in summer)! It’s accessible everywhere and even comes pre-made – but there’s nothing like brewing your own at home. The joy of a cold brew is you can make a big batch and store it in the fridge for up to two weeks! This can save you time and effort when you want that refreshing cold cup to cool you down and perk you up. Cold brew tends to be a much stronger... Read More

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We’re Hiring | Roastery Operative

The Role: The Roastery Operative will assist in all elements of daily roastery operations. As the last link between the roastery and our customers, the candidate will ensure that the products that leave The Granary are processed and presented to a high standard.The successful candidate will be able to adapt and work dynamically to provide an exceptional level of service to our customers. The role is varied, comprising of manual tasks and communication elements.The Roastery Operative reports to the Operations Manager. Our Mission Statement: “We want to provide the best... Read More

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Barrel-aged Coffee | What We’ve Learned So Far

Today I took our third batch of Midnight Harvest from its fresh oak bourbon barrel. With the gentle hum of the roaster behind me, I realised that this current batch would mark a more enlightened approach than we’d taken thus far. A little over two months ago, we conceived the idea of barrel ageing some of our specialty coffee as a one-off single run. Little did we know, there’d be such a demand for the resulting coffee, that we’d soon be welcoming it as a staple offering in our arsenal.... Read More

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What Is Barrel Aged Coffee?

It’s not every day you receive an email from your favourite North East brewer (Donzoko Brewing Company) regarding an exciting collaboration: “Now dude, fancy ageing some coffee in a bourbon barrel so I can brew some up in a batch of beer?” “Damn right” was the reply (or words to that effect).

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The Finca Bosque Lya Showcase

Nestled at the foothills of the Ilamatepec Volcano is arguably one of the most beautiful coffee farms in the whole of Central America. Some might say I hold a slight bias, as this place will forever have a very fond place in my memory as the first coffee farm I visited - Finca Bosque Lya.