How was the Roastery founded, what was the inspiration?

Founded by myself in 2014. Inspired by independent shops and roasters in and around London and struggled to find anything like it in the North.

What's your favourite part about working at the Roastery?

Cupping coffee! Tasting a full range of different coffees every week never gets boring.

What's your proudest accomplishment?

The roastery was setup with no real budget. It was built with old benches, coffee sacks and help from friends and family. To look at how far we have come in just 7 years now we have 25 staff members makes me proud every day.

What three words best describe your Roastery?
Loud - Busy - Fun
    What’s your favourite place to enjoy a coffee, and what coffee would that be?

    Filter coffee of some sort, ideally a fruity African number. I love going for a walk through the woods and finding a cool spot for a brew, we have great walks through Formby woods near us.

    What is your favourite snack or treat to have to accompany your coffee?

    Pastel de Nata, 100% of the time.

    What would you drink if there was no coffee?

    I always switch to peppermint tea mid-afternoon anyway so probably peppermint tea. Our tea is sourced through TeaDrop and is from Sri Lanka. It’s beautiful.

    What is your favourite tasting notes to find in coffee?

    I prefer citrus, fruity coffees and I’m a sucker for blackcurrants.

    Where would you recommend for food and drink in your local area?

    Food and drink scene in Liverpool is amazing, I currently love Duke St Market which hits the spot no matter what you are looking for.

    Finally, what Dog & Hat combination would you choose?

    Always a beagle in a flat cap.