When I was young, I used to get so frustrated when I was carted around to my parents’ friends’ houses and all they’d talk about was coffee.

I guess you could say my childhood was a tad unusual. As the child of two artisan roasters, I grew up surrounded by coffee sacks and beans. My parents were at the forefront of the Second Wave in artisan coffee when they started roasting in the late eighties.

I was adamant “not to do the coffee thing” and instead became a graphic designer. But, while working in London, I became inspired by the work of roasters like Monmouth and Square Mile and the emerging Third Wave coffee scene. My parents sold their business and I was getting sick of London, so I moved back to Devon with my wife Caroline, bought a small roasting machine and set up an artisan roastery based on the Third Wave coffee principles. Roastworks Coffee Co. was born.

Since our inception in 2014, we’ve learnt a lot and achieved even more. We now proudly supply Waitrose, Wholefoods, Ocado as well as some fantastic independent shops and cafes.