We passionately believe in supporting local businesses as much as we can from using their produce/services to promoting them to Long Barn guests.
We love great coffee, and part of the Long Barn offer was to have a Sage Bean to Cup coffee machine in the kitchen. Initially we tried a variety of different beans, and then we discovered the brilliant Roost Coffee, who run their operation out of nearby Malton.
David and Ruth set up their own roastery in 2015, having had 10 years’ experience in the speciality coffee industry. They are passionate about coffee, and roast small batches of coffee beans daily. Their state of the art roaster is able to roast beans to a specific roast profile, which means consistent roasts and delicious coffee.
When we went into the first lock down, we coordinated coffee orders for many of the households in Appleton from Roost; we learnt we have a lot of coffee addicts in the village who now love Roost coffee. The Long Barn Wood store was turned into a collection point, and Roost kept us caffeinated throughout lockdown.
In normal times, Roost run a small café alongside their shop/roastery in Talbot Yard, Malton. Lockdown was challenging for them as for many businesses. One small plus was that it gave David and Ruth time to set their online coffee shop. Here you can buy their full range of coffee, and even an enamel mug with Roost logo or for those of you with your own coffee machines, a professional coffee machine cleaner from Italy. You can buy the beans whole, or have them ground to your requirements.
So, if you are thinking of what to buy the coffee addict for Christmas, we can highly recommend Roost. And you’ll also know you’ll be supporting a small local busines at this difficult time.
We include Tonto Expresso Coffee beans in the Long Barn welcome hamper, as well as selling extra coffee beans from our little dresser shop in the West Barn. Tonto is described as “a dark roast, with a full body and intense after taste with a dark chocolate hued crema. We think it’s perfect whether you like a regular americano, latte, or flat white. And you can unleash your inner barista using the Long Barn coffee machine – we’ve even included a how to video on the Long Barn tablet.