Artisan coffee specialist, Casa Espresso, has invested in new roasting facilities, as part of a business expansion, to become the first coffee roaster in the Bradford area.

Building on business connections and strong sales, and after identifying a gap in the market, Casa Espresso owner Nino Di Rienzo, has made a substantial investment in a five kilogram roaster to enable him to offer high quality coffees in small batches.

 Founded in 2000, Casa Espresso is a nationwide supplier of luxury coffee and premium Sanremo coffee machines to leading restaurants and cafes across the North of England.

 The new speciality single origin coffees include Kenya Ther’i, Nicaragua Samaria, Rwanda Karengera and Ethiopia Kaffe Forest Organic.

The beans are hand roasted to order twice a week at the company’s West Yorkshire headquarters, giving Nino and his colleague – roaster and barista trainer Jonnie Drake – full control of the roast and allowing them to pull out and refine fantastic flavours to the customers’ taste or requirement.

Nino Di Rienzo, said: “We’ve noticed more and more micro roasteries opening up and wanted to be part of this exciting new trend.

“Our own brand of coffees sits perfectly alongside our existing range, and are available in both whole beans and pre-ground 1000g wholesale bags, and 250g retail packs.

 “The reaction has been great and we are already supplying the new coffees to cafes and coffee shops across North and West Yorkshire.” 

Casa Espresso roasts beans from ethical coffee green importers, helping to support sustainable development of coffee agriculture. The traceability means the company can track the beans back to an individual farmer and village, providing a priceless connection to its coffee.

The company is also working on a number of brand collaborations and recently teamed up with stylish cycling clothing company, Pilgrim Cycling Co, to supply a limited edition range of coffee. The custom Expedition Blend is designed to prepare cyclists for the ride ahead, and has been well received by attendees at industry events such as the London Coffee Festival & Spin London.

 Nino added: “Bringing coffee to the forefront of other industries with creative collaborations has been a great success. Our aim is to pass on the passion we feel for creating top quality blends, and we were pleased to share our creations with local customers at our recent launch event.”

 For further information on the new coffee blends available from Casa Espresso visit www.casaespresso.co.uk

 

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