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The Rounton Coffee Team
The Rounton Coffee Team

 We're Rounton Coffee, a small independent coffee roastery that is focused on roasting the best, most sustainable and seasonal coffee

The idea of Rounton Coffee began when our owner and founder David Beattie was travelling in Sumatra.  After spending time with the country’s inspirational coffee farmers David became determined to create a sustainable route to the UK market

The idea of creating a market for this coffee by roasting only quality sustainable coffees was the simplest way of directly rewarding the farmers as best as we could.  By paying sustainable prices, the farmers are directly rewarded, and our customers are in turn rewarded with a fantastic and flavoursome cup!

Our journey so far has been fantastic and we are lucky to have started this venture at a time when the speciality coffee scene was just beginning to take off.

However, our work is not yet complete.

Our aim is very simple, we would like to create a great space in our hometown of Middlesbrough.  A place where you can sit, relax and have a fantastic coffee, in a warm and welcoming place.  

A haven in the heart of MIddlesbrough.  A speciality coffee shop that will showcase some of the most seasonal coffees available in the UK.

We are a small business that doesn't have deep pockets, so we need the support of others to give us that helping hand as we embark on this next chapter.  

The money that we manage to raise will be spent on furnishings and equipment.  Take a look to see what costs are involved and where the money will be used exactly.  

Electrical works (£2,200), Plumbing (£400), Plastering (£400) Joinery and upholstery (£4,000) Espresso machine (£7,000), Grinders (£2,000) water boilers (£1,000) a dishwasher (£1,300), plus the fridges (£800), Lighting (£1,000), signage (£1,000), and all the ancillary items too many to list!!  Kickstarter will also take around about 5% of anything that we raise.  

Our total budget for the coffee shop is much more than the £10,000 that we are trying to raise as we wanted to set a realistic target.  If we can surpass the £10,000 target then that would be fantastic and would help us enormously.  

All of your contributions will help us turn the space into a top class coffee shop and allow us to do what we do best - make incredible tasting coffee!

With the help of Kickstarter, we would like to sell, in advance, some of our goodies that will be available when we open up. Check out all the rewards on the right and below are some images of what you can bag yourself today.

Enamel Mug
Enamel Mug
Tote Bag
Tote Bag
Gift Pack
Gift Pack

Thanks so much for reading our Kickstarter.  Please support us by pledging, and if you can't afford to do that, then please just post a link on Facebook, send a Tweet, or call your local radio station and shout loudly about us.

Risks and challenges

People say that the first 2 years in business are always the hardest, and we would agree with them. The two years have taught this business a lot, and the fact that we are able to operate rather successfully whilst maintaining the same key principle we started out with is a testament to the amount of work and hours that we have put in.

This project has been in the planning for almost 12 months, and no stone has been left unturned, from the shop layout to the simple ergonomics of the workspace. We have toiled over ever detail.

Are we risk free? Of course not. But our track record should be enough to reassure you that we will honour your pledge.

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    Pledge £3 or more About $4

    ★ A Virtual Thank You Cuddle -

    Not a hug, just a really good Virtual Cuddle

    Limited to just 50, as our virtual cuddles are pretty lengthy and will have to build a shift system to deliver it wholly

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    ★ Have a coffee and a bit of cake!

    For the good stuff! Come and visit us when we are open and have a drink on us. Relax and just sit and watch time go by in our comfy new coffee headquarters.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    ★ Have a coffee and a bit of cake x 2!

    Bring a mate, eat cake and drink coffee x 2!

    Take a bit of time out, and come and procrastinate in our new cosy coffee shop. Gas the time away with on one of our home baked cakes and fantastic seasonal coffees.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    ★ A limited edition enamel mug - A 250g bag of any freshly roasted coffee for you to enjoy at home - plus a hot drink to enjoy in our new Coffee Shop

    We love enamelware, and we think that these are pretty awesome too! Our very own limited edition mugs are perfect for enjoying one of our brews at home!!

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    ★ A limited edition tote bag - A 250g bag of any freshly roasted coffee for you to enjoy at home - plus a hot drink to enjoy in our new Coffee Shop

    Avoid the plastic bag Tax, and save 5p everytime you go shopping with our fantastically designed tote bag! Happy Days!

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    ★ A coffee gift pack, choose any 2 of our freshly roasted coffees and we will send it to you or a friend.
    Choose to have it as beans or we will grind it for you, just let us know and we will sort!!

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    Pledge £45 or more About $57

    ★ The Ultimate Gift Set

    1 x Enamel Mug
    1 x Tote Bag
    1 x Coffee Gift Box
    1 x Free Coffee & Cake in Bedford Street

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    Pledge £50 or more About $64

    ★ 31 cups of coffee - enough to get you through the whole month one coffee at a time.
    In addition, we will send you one of our Tote Bags - we want to see you swagger into our place with it casually slung over your shoulder

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    Pledge £100 or more About $127

    ★ Barista Training for you and a friend

    Always fancied yourself as a Barista? Spend 90 minutes with us in our Bedford Street Coffee Shop and we will go through everything from espresso, extraction, and texturising milk. You will be doing latte art before you know it!

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    Pledge £250 or more About $318

    ★ 365 cups of coffee - enough to OD on! You are a serious coffee addict and you love a bargain, and why not!
    In addition, we will send you one of our Enamel Mugs, and a Tote Bag

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    Pledge £500 or more About $636

    ★ 1,000 cups of coffee - Coffee Junkie Alert!

    Worked out at a ridiculous 50p per cup, need we say more!!
    In addition, we will send you one of our Enamel Mugs, the Tote Bag and a Coffee Gift Pack.

    You will also be invited to our launch party in March!!

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    Pledge £500 or more About $636

    ★ Private Party in Bedford Street for you and up to 25 guests

    Rent our space out for the evening, any evening!
    You and your pals can have a private party in our coffee shop. We will provide the music, all the coffee you can drink.
    BYOB - Bring Your Own Bottle(s) for this event!!
    A night to remember!

    In addition, we will send you one of our Enamel Mugs, a Tote Bag and a Coffee Gift Pack.

    You will also be invited to our launch party in March!!

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Funding period

- (30 days)