Red Bank started life as a leap of faith. I fell in love with speciality coffee during my time working in law in London. In 2007 a cup of single-origin Kenyan peaberry revolutionised my perception of coffee. A million miles from the bitter beverage I was accustomed to that required a hefty dose of sugar to make it remotely palatable, this was naturally sweet and unbelievably fruity. This moment sparked an obsession that would eventually see me quit my job as a lawyer, move to my beloved Lake District, and set up a roastery in the hope of sharing this magical experience.

Red Bank has grown considerably since our first roaster, a Giesen W6A, arrived at the shoebox otherwise known as Unit 4B Lake Road Estate, but our mission remains the same - to source excellent-quality, traceable, seasonal and sustainably-grown coffee, and to roast it as sympathetically as possible. By doing so we hope, first of all, to give people a lot of pleasure! - but also to educate people as to the merits of speciality coffee, and hopefully facilitate others to experience a revelatory moment similar to the one I experienced back in 2007.

If there is anything we can do to help improve your experience then please don't hesitate to get in touch. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy drinking our coffee as much as we enjoy sourcing and roasting it for you.

Tom Prestwich
Founder of Red Bank Coffee Roasters
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