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Our relationship with specialty coffee formally started in 2010. Back then it was difficult to get a decent coffee, certainly in our case without jumping on a train and travelling for miles. Train tickets were just as expensive back then as they are today, so there was nothing for it - we started to roast. A few weeks later we opened our first coffee shop, roasting our own. We learned a lot and made a fair few errors along the way! But it was a magical.
St Martin's were the first specialty coffee roasters to open in Leicester dedicated to sourcing coffees of the highest quality from producers globally. We are proud of our quality focus and our policy to buy only the best Arabica coffee from producers who treat their environment and people with respect and fairness. We look for coffees with character, complex flavour profiles and consistency. We roast in small batches to control the development of the coffee during the process enabling the true flavour profile of the coffee to be enjoyed.