Direct Trade Coffee Beans & Shop
Freshly roasted to order, in small batches for trade and private customers. All our orders are individually prepared and quality checked in West Berkshire by Alex, our head roaster.
Quality - ever since we poured our first espresso (back in the day) it has always been about quality. We have an unrivalled passion for the bean, only ethically sourcing the finest Arabica and Robusta, blended or single origin, to create distinctively smooth taste profiles.
All our beans used on our mobile coffee bar are freshly roasted and served in
double walled compostable cups - ethically labelled and environmentally friendly. We pride ourselves on
giving you the very best cup, combining sustainability with great taste, every sip.
Here at Runner Bean HQ, we understand the need for business owners to serve the best coffee at great value. Locally eco roasted in West Berkshire, we offer Free U.K. wide delivery including next day in our local area, Newbury, Thatcham, Reading, Basingstoke and surrounding villages. If you are a local business owner and looking for a dedicated coffee supplier or even coffee to complement your current range we can help.
We can also advise on the best coffee machines to use or anything else coffee related, feel free to drop us an email at email@example.com and we'll get back to you ASAP.
See below for a riveting film on the Runner Bean roasting a 1KG sample batch of "Old Brown Java" on our Gene Cafe Roaster:
When should I expect my delivery?
Your coffee bean delivery will be roasted to order, and posted the next working day, usually via Royal Mail 2 working day service. Larger orders will be shipped by DPD or Hermes or using our own vehicles for local delivery.
How fresh are the beans and how long will they last?
Quality is what we stand for and we aim to please. All orders are roasted when placed. The golden day is roughly 9 days after roasting. Coffee should stay fresh for 30-40 days when stored in an airtight cool container. Always try and use whole beans or ground the coffee just before using.
What coffee machine should I use for my cafe?
Consider Astoria coffee machine if you are looking for the traditional barista style for your cafe, they are competitively priced and very reliable. If you like bean-to-cup style machine consider WMF or Franke machines, both extremely reliable but can be on the expensive side, however we believe this is more than offset by the coffee they produce and easily programable settings.
What are the best coffee beans for my business?
Great question! Of course our Runner Bean coffee beans! We have worked tirelessly to produce great coffee at extremely competitive prices, aimed at the hospitality industry. It doesn't stop there... we also offer our loyalty scheme serving up huge discounts and benefits for wholesale customers. Get in touch if you require a free sample!
What's the best payment system for my cafe?
If you are just starting out this can be a minefield for your business. Consider looking at Square -
These guys offer up a great solution via tablet and card machine.
How many grams of coffee is in an espresso?
Anywhere between 7-9 grams for a single shot, 14-18 grams for a double shot.
What's the best dairy alternative to fresh milk?
Theres a new kid on the block! We love and have had great feedback with Oatly Barista!
Best coffee machine for home use?
We love bean-to-cup coffee machines for home use - Delonghi, Sage, JURA, Siemens and Miele all put in a great shift! Keep an eye peeled for machines that produce 9 bar of pressure for espresso, anything less than this may not produce such good extraction of the coffee.
How long does coffee last and stay fresh for?
Freshly roasted coffee beans stays fresh for up to 3 months if stored in an airtight container and in a cool, dark place.
Ground coffee will last for around 1 month if stored in the above conditions. The golden day, when the coffee is best, is roughly 9 days after roasting - so the legend goes!