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Rounton Coffee signed up to supply award winning delicatessen Lewis & Cooper

The independent roastery has added a new signature Lewis & Cooper variety to their range of ethically sourced blends

Fabrice Marcotullio of Lewis and Cooper and David Beattie and Tracy Lee of Rounton Coffee
Fabrice Marcotullio of Lewis and Cooper and David Beattie and Tracy Lee of Rounton Coffee

An ethical coffee roasting business based in East Rounton has secured a deal to supply coffee to well-known delicatessen Lewis & Cooper.

Rounton Coffee has been working on a unique blend for the last few months.

Now the independent artisan roastery run by couple David Beattie and Tracy Lee, has created a new signature Lewis & Cooper ‘house blend.’

The coffee is available to buy in the award-winning company’s Northallerton tea room and shop as well as the 116-year-old delicatessen’s Yarm outlet.

There are plans in the future to introduce speciality Single Origin coffees from Ethiopia and Colombia, as well as a chemical free decaffeinated coffee.

David says: “We’re honoured to have our name attached to such an established and well-known shop as Lewis & Cooper.

“All of our coffees are fully traceable, and we pay sustainable prices. This premium that we pay covers the cost of production as well as guaranteeing the farmer a profit for his work.

“The qualities of the coffees that are produced are remarkable, and this is exactly what Lewis & Cooper were after. Being able to work alongside them is a fantastic endorsement for us.”

Rounton Coffee – which works out of a granary built in 1907 - will continue to roast its own range of seasonal speciality coffees, separate from those being supplied to the delicatessen.

Fabrice Marcotullio, food hall manager at Lewis & Cooper for the last 12 years, adds: “We’re pleased that although we supply food from all around the world in our stores, we can work with a new business just a few miles away which can provide such a high quality product.”

Rounton Coffee was launched in 2014 shortly after David had returned from spending time with a coffee farmers’ cooperative in Sumatra, western Indonesia.

David and Tracy now supply coffee lovers across the North East, Yorkshire, and further afield with their ethically sourced blends, which include Kaffa Forest from Ethiopia with its apricot, marzipan and chocolate undertones, and The Grange – named after Rounton Grange where the Victorian industrialist Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell lived with his family, including his daughter Gertrude, the famous adventurer, writer and diplomat whose extraordinary life has just been made into a film starring Nicole Kidman and Damien Lewis.

To find out more about Rounton Coffee visit www.rountoncoffee.co.uk


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