Rounton Coffee | Blog

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

Rounton Coffee Newsletter – November 2018

Here at Rounton Coffee, we’re working harder than ever to push ourselves to constantly improve what we’ve been doing up until now. We’re busier than ever, we’re learning more than ever, and we think our coffee is tasting better than ever before! We’d like this newsletter to be a place for us to share with you some news about what we’ve been roasting and developing in The Granary, as well as what to expect from us when we’re out and about, and in our shops – Bedford Street Coffee and... Read More

12/07/2018

Traveling to Origin.

Why we feel it is important as specialty coffee roasters to travel to Origin and the benefits this has to the coffee supply chain. One of the perks of the job as a specialty coffee roaster is the chance to travel to Origin. At Rounton coffee it has always been our aim to directly source the coffees we roast. We are proud to say we have managed to do this by building strong sourcing relationships with some of the world’s leading specialty green coffee importers and our journey so far... 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

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

14/02/2017

What is Cascara exactly?

Exciting News! We are about to land our first batch of Cascara, we have been searching for this for a long time and it is very soon to arrive!  But first, many of you will be asking what is Cascara, so we have put together a bit of a blog to give you all those important and interesting facts. So what is Cascara and what is it used for? Cascara when translated from Spanish literally means “Shell”.  It is essentially a by-product of coffee production.  After the coffee cherry has... 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