Red Bank is guided by three core principles - Quality, Traceability and Sustainability. From our base in the heart of the Lake District we source only coffees that are able to satisfy these criteria to roast on our eco-friendly Loring S15 Falcon. Their roasting philosophy is to roast each coffee such that it is fully developed, but to terminate the roast before "roast" flavors start to develop. The ultimate goal is to unlock each coffee's full potential, and to allow it to sing in the cup.
Red Bank started life as a leap of faith. Tom, the founder, fell in love with speciality coffee during his time working as a solicitor in London. In 2007 a cup of Kenyan peaberry revolutionized his perception of coffee. A million miles from the bitter beverage he was accustomed to that required a hefty dose of sugar to make it remotely palatable, this was naturally sweet and unbelievably fruity. This moment sparked an obsession that would eventually lead him to quit his office job, move to his beloved Lake District, and set up a roastery in the hope of sharing this magical experience.