August is here, meaning our next filter coffee guest is here and available to enjoy.

We’re proud to announce that this month’s coffee is from Rounton Coffee and is named Guatemala.

Guatemala is an extended fermentation coffee with balanced notes of baked apple and raisin.


Origin of coffee: Guatemala – Todos Santos Cuchumatan, Huehuetenango
Roast Type: Filter3
Producer: Smallholder farmers
Altitude: 1,750 masl
Varietal: Caturra
Process: Extended Fermentation
Scoring: 87.5

You’ll find David and David busy roasting small-batch coffee in converted granary building in North Yorkshire. These coffee experts specialise in sourcing great-tasting, sustainable coffee beans and only freshly roasted in small batches to ensure only the highest quality speciality coffees are produced.

Rounton Coffee started when David Beattie, who was working as a chemical engineer in Teesside, took a trip across the world that ultimately lead to him spending time in Sumatra with coffee farmers. Seeing how they worked and realising that they deserved a better quality of life than the coffee industry could provide – he decided to start up a company that would hold the wellbeing of farmers like these at the forefront of the business.

Rounton Coffee roasts coffee which has been sustainably sourced from around the world. Each batch is roasted with meticulous care and attention to guarantee that the characteristics of the coffee’s origin are reflected in each cup. Lastly, each of their coffees is sourced seasonally and roasted fresh, meaning each cup will be full of a flavourful punch.

Sustainability is a core value of Rounton Coffee; if the coffee farm doesn’t pay their workers a fair price then Rounton will not work with them, no matter how good the coffee is. The team work hard to ensure that the coffee they sourced is great quality but sustainably produced. They do this by working with coffee farms that provide a fair cut for the farmers.

You know the drill, if you like it you can buy the beans to take home.

Our guest coffee is only available at our Victoria, Marylebone and St Pancras Markets.