A collection of coffee loving individuals who have come together at Lonton, a small village the borders both North Yorkshire and County Durham. We think about, experiment, drink and obsess about coffee each and every day.

The Roastery, Lonton Lime Kilns, Mickleton, Barnard Castle, DL12 0PL
t: 07794 421829 e: info@lonton.co.uk
find us: N54 36' 57.5" W2 4' 17.5"

There is a great deal of satisfaction to be gained from making something well. It makes the hard work and the obsessing over each and every detail worth all the effort. That’s our reward.

That's why we stick to just roasting coffee. Yep, we just roast coffee. That’s all folks

We roast on a Diedrich IR-12, we believe this roaster to be the perfect compromise between old fashioned build quality and modern environmental responsibilities. The Diedrich revolutionary infrared burner technology and it's unique heat exchanger process made it possible for the first time, for a roastmaster to precisely manipulate the complex chemistry of the bean to

achieve the advanced roast profiles that made the current specialty coffee industry possible. The Diedrich infrared burner and heat exchanger also made roasting coffee 50-60% more energy efficient and cleaner by orders of magnitude than any other roaster on the market. We also offer packaging that is 100% compostable. Keep it simple, keep it clean.

Freestyle or track tested we can provide a coffee with a flavour profile that hits the spot for both you and your customers. We have spent months developing a number of our blends, but we enjoy the creation of something new. An afternoon at the roastery is normally time enough to come up with something unique.

Many of our customers have worked with us to develop their own unique roasting profile and can boast their own brand coffee. In addition, we can also supply Lonton or 'own brand' retail or cafetiere sized bags - perfect for bedrooms or additional off sales.

We are a young company that is forging a reputation for roasting excellent coffees, excellently. We are proud to supply some of the most high profile restaurant and hotel accounts in the North of England. Modesty prevents us from naming them,

but if you would like to know who we supply and how we can help you with your coffee offering please do get in touch. From Michelin stars to places that sell cars all our partners have one thing in common, they take the brown stuff seriously. So do we.

We can advise on which machines would suit, either for a new start or an upgrade. We have no affiliations to certain manufacturers and unlike most coffee roasters we don't make any money on machine recommendations or sales.

This ensures we can provide you with unbiased advice and point you in the direction of machine specialists where prices are best and service is paramount. Talk to us, we like to help.

Good coffee depends on a lot of things, from the care the farmer takes in nurturing and harvesting the coffee cherries. The processing of the cherries to the green beans. The careful transport and storage of these beans, until the appropriate roasting of the beans here at Lonton. But let’s not kid ourselves, all this good work

can be undone by a badly trained or careless operator on a coffee machine. We have our reputation as well as yours to consider and we will train your team to produce consistently excellent coffee. This is an ongoing process, and like most things worthwhile in life, It's a marathon, not a sprint.

Much like Parky in his pomp, or as Partridge might have said... "Let's chat."

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07794 421829
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07878 289545

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