Grindsmith, the Manchester-born independent coffee-connoisseur business, is converting an industrial unit into a brand-new Roastery and Laboratory.
The new enterprise comes after Grindsmith opened its first premises in Greater Manchester using loans from GC Business Finance to support internal infrastructure as the company expanded rapidly and grew the brand.
The new Grindsmith Coffee Roastery has been two-years in the making and a 4,880 sqft space has been has now been transformed into the state-of-the-art laboratory. Set across two floors the space has been renovated into the new home of Grindsmith’s brand innovation and will be supplying all three of its stores with home-roasted coffee.
It includes an industry-leading Loring Smart Roaster machine – an odourless, flavour-locking roasting system with lower emissions – and a tech lab that will help the company push further boundaries within the industry when it comes to quality and taste.
Phase two of the Roastery will also see Grindsmith launch a dedicated Barista training academy and tech lab.
Luke Tomlinson, co-founder of Grindsmith, said:
“Opening a roastery has been a burning ambition for the company since we first opened the Pod in 2014 and enough blood, sweat and tears went into this launch!
Coffee is our absolute passion so having a space dedicated to the roasting, tasting and development of our very own product is a fantastic milestone for the business.”
The Grindsmith Roastery will also be a base for when Grindsmith launch its wholesale and coffee subscriptions via a new-to-market app in the coming months.