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A brief history of Extract Coffee Roasters


Extract Coffee Roasters Speciality Coffee

We started in 2007 with the simple mission to make coffee better

We've come a long way since 2007 when we started roasting coffee. Here's a brief timeline of how Extract Coffee Roasters has grown.

  1. Extract wins UK Coffee Awards

    We were stoked to win Best All-Round Speciality Roaster in the UK Coffee Awards. What better way to celebrate 15 years of roasting coffee.


  2. Extract London opens in Bermondsey

    In 2022 we opened the doors to a new space for Extract in London. Our very own space in Morroco Street, Bermondsey.


  3. We raise £10k for our GroundsUp partners.

    For the 2022 Inner Strength campaign we raised an incredible £10k for our community partners.


  4. We donate 30,000 cups of coffee to the NHS.

    In the midst of the global pandemic the Extract team donated 30,000 cups of coffee to NHS keyworkers.


  5. WE WELCOME OUR NEW MD, DUNCAN KENDALL

    Lifelong friend of Extract, Duncan Kendall joins the team as Managing Director.


  6. We send 200 skateboards to Ethiopia

    In Spring 2019 we launched a limited edition coffee called Kickflip and ran a deck amnesty, collecting 200 skateboards to send to young skaters in Ethiopia.


  7. Extract opens in Sustainable Bankside

    In 2018 we opened our first London space as part of the Sustainable Bankside Community, a co-working space for some of the UK's most sustainable businesses


  8. Barista training with homeless adults

    In 2017 we started running barista training sessions as part of the Hotel School programme. From here, we went on to develop our Grounds Up charity collective, using coffee as a force for good across the UK.


  9. Bertha is in service

    After a four year renovation, our 120kg Probat roaster, Bertha, is in service. The machine runs more efficiently than when new and is fitted with an afterburner to ensure cleaner air for our community.


  10. Cast Iron & Organic join our hero range

    In 2015 we added two new ethically sourced coffees to our hero range. Cast Iron from Monte Rosa in Guatemala and Organic from Liquidambar in Honduras. Both farms we still work with today.


  11. We move to Roastery Works

    After outgrowing a garden shed and a chicken shed, we find a new roastery in Bristol. Roastery Works. It's a mess and take a lot of work to fix, but it's ours.


  12. The restoration of Bertha begins

    In 2012 we found Bertha, a decommissioned roaster in Bosnia. We bought her back and slowly started to bring her back to life.


  13. Extract Original is born

    With Betty's restoration now complete we're able to roast more coffee than ever before! In 2011 we create our first house espresso. Extract Original. We're still roasting this delicious coffee today.


  14. We find Betty

    Business is booming and our first roaster, James, just wasn't enough. Then we find Betty, a 1955 vintage roaster in need of restoration.


  15. Lee joins the team

    We outgrow our garden shed and upgrade to a nearby chicken shed and Lee joins as a business owner.


  16. The coffee cart

    We buy a coffee cart and start serving coffee at the bottom of Park Street, Bristol, earning some superfans along the way.


  17. Extract Coffee Roasters begins

    David, Marc and Samantha start Extract Coffee Roasters with coffee roasted on James, our first ever roaster.


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