Roastworks Coffee Co.

Roastworks Coffee Co. are a small, independent company dedicated to roasting coffee of uncompromising quality.

Roastworks Coffee Co. at Cotswolds Hampers

Roastworks was founded by Will. As the child of two artisan roasters, he grew up surrounded by coffee sacks and beans. His parents were at the forefront of the Second Wave in artisan coffee when they started roasting in the late eighties, so it was only natural that he too had a passion for coffee.

The Beginning.

In 2015, Will moved back to Devon with his wife Caroline, bought a small roasting machine and set up an artisan roastery based on the Third Wave coffee principles. And that's how Roastworks Coffee Co. was born.

Roastworks Coffee Co. at Cotswolds Hampers
Roastworks Coffee Co. at Cotswolds Hampers

The Passion.

Roastworks have a real passion for good quality coffee. Their aim is to help consumers understand how certain factors effect taste and get more people drinking speciality coffee.

The Philosophy.

Their philosophy is simple; Roastworks want to get more people drinking speciality coffee because, despite the recent spike in the popularity of artisan coffee, there’s still a great deal of bad coffee being consumed.

Roastworks Coffee Co. at Cotswolds Hampers
Roastworks Coffee Co. at Cotswolds Hampers

The Growth.

A lot has changed since Will started roasting coffee in the back of his parent’s coffee factory. In 2015, they moved into our 3000 square-foot unit in Willand just outside Exeter to make enough room for all their new coffee and equipment.

The Brand.

By 2017, Roastworks had established itself as a retail coffee company. They hired a full-time roaster and the company got a rebrand with updated packaging to better reflect their position as a high-quality premium brand.

Roastworks Coffee Co. at Cotswolds Hampers
Roastworks Coffee Co. at Cotswolds Hampers

The Present.

Caroline and Will have learnt a thing or two since the start or Roastworks. For starters, they now have a little girl, Ivy, and the Roastworks team has grown a bit too, with 5 full-time employees.