Courtney Conroy formed the idea of Ritual Coffee in 2018. With a life’s time love of coffee in her pocket and experience of roasting with some of the best in the business, she wanted to create a new way to enjoy speciality coffee -a way without landfill. To keep coffee fresh, bags are usually lined with plastic or aluminium, rendering them non-recyclable and non-compostable.
Already with the skills to roast, she set about to find a roaster – and as fateful as buying from a ‘man down the pub’, a vintage Samiac drum roaster was sourced from London.
Setting up the roastery just outside her hometown of Cheltenham, Courtney spent the next 9 months commissioning the installation of the Samiac and honing her roasting skills. She sources coffee with integrity, paying producers a fair price that is invariably higher than Fair Trade and often from co-operatives and small lots. In return, coffee is grown and harvested in line with obtaining the best quality from the bean.
Courtney roasts all coffee by hand in small batches, keeping a close eye on quality and flavour, and packaging with love - not landfill.
To view our complete range of landfill free coffee subscriptions, please visit our shop.