Cornish Coffee based in Redruth is meeting increased demand for hand roasted coffees by launching a new on-site roasting facility and additional roaster to increase production by 500 per cent.

Established in 1985, Cornish Coffee supplies customers in the south west with 100 per cent Arabica coffees sourced from select farms around the world and hand roasted in Redruth using traditional methods.

With its monochrome packaging being a nod to the traditional Cornish flag, the company’s 'Hand Roasted in Cornwall' and 'Freehand' coffee ranges are popular with cafes, hotels, pubs, restaurants and leisure operators across the region.

The new roastery will enable Cornish Coffee to compete for larger contracts where higher volumes of coffee are required.

The additional resource will also allow greater scope for sourcing new bean varieties and experimenting with bespoke blends for customers who are looking for exclusive coffee options.

Regional director Clare Dougal said: “This is a significant day for Cornish Coffee as we scale up to meet growing demand for our coffee blends and we delighted to see so many of our customers showing their support here today.

“Customers feel they have a connection with our coffees because they are roasted right here on the doorstep in Cornwall. Plus, they appreciate the fact that we roast in small batches using proven techniques which all adds to the quality of the product.

“The extra capacity that we now have available will allow us to better serve our existing customers whilst creating potential for attracting interest from new business so it’s a very positive move for our business.”