COFFEE lovers will soon be able to roast their own beans as a business is set to expand.

Grounded Coffee is based in its shop in Kingland Crescent in Poole and is ready to open its new roastery in the neighbouring unit.

The new space will triple the business’s roasting capacity and will let it run courses on coffee roasting and latte art for beginners and aficionados alike.

Run by wife-and-husband team Rosie and Jon Rowe, the pair have seen the company grow since they opened their shop.

Bournemouth Echo: Grounded Coffee in Poole.

They moved into the unit as part of a two-year free rent scheme run by Legal and General, and have now been there for three years, which Rosie said is ‘going really well’.

Rosie and Jon roast all the coffee themselves and are supported by their team.

The new space means they can roast more coffee for wholesale customers, a side of the business that Rosie said was growing.

Grounded Coffee was launched nine years ago.

“We both had office-based jobs that we didn’t particularly enjoy, so we wanted to do something for ourselves,” Rosie said.

“We went to Dublin for a weekend trip away and we found this amazing, cool coffee shop. They did all the latte art, and back then it was something you didn’t really see that often, so that inspired us to do something in coffee.

“Jon’s pretty handy, so we decided we would buy an old Land Rover and Jon would kit it out, convert it. We started booking events, weddings, food festivals, things like that.

“That’s how we started.”

Bournemouth Echo: Their new roastery will offer latte art courses.

The company still has its Land Rover coffee trucks and continues to do events and festivals.

It began roasting coffee in 2019, shortly before the pandemic and moved into Kingland a year later.

Looking forward, Rosie said: “We’ve got the courses that we’re going to be running, they’re going to be running every month.

“[We’ll] just get settled into a new way of running and having the roastery more open to people, which should be nice.

“We’re still doing all our events and festivals throughout the summer; it’s looking like a busy summer as well.”

The new roastery will open from February 1 on Kingland Crescent in Poole.