Bristol news Brand new café and coffee roaster opens on St Mark's Road PremierLeague-News.Com
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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A shop in Easton that has sat empty for five years has been given a new lease of life. New cafe Radical Roasters has opened up serving coffee cakes and light bites. Cat Manson began roasting coffee in her shed a year ago but has taken the leap to expand the wholesale business into a café, serving coffee, cakes and light bites. It is open on Fridays and weekends while the space is used for roasting coffee during the rest of the week. Cat plans to expand the opening hours slowly alongside opening up the space to community groups, offering coffee roasting training and tasting sessions. She said she wants Radical Roasters to be an inclusive space where everyone can feel welcome. Sustainability and social responsibility are at the heart of her business model, which means minimum waste and a fair price for coffee farmers. READ MORE: Bristol pub sends stark message to FIFA over Qatar human rights abuses Cat said: “All the coffees are from fully-traceable farms, farms that I’ve been working with year upon year. I pay at least three times the fairtrade price for all the green coffee I buy in and try to make it as affordable as possible to the customer. “I only got the keys nine weeks ago so I’m just making small steps to get things started. I am a specialty coffee shop but I want everyone to feel welcome here, I just want it to be a space where people can come in and talk to each other. “Like the old style coffee houses where people came and shared ideas as opposed to getting really sciencey about it. One of the other main things about the business is that I’ve been running these free workshops for marginalised groups who can come and learn about coffee and new skills.
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. (Image: Yvonne Deeney) Cat has lived in Easton for the past seven years and after moving from Donegal to live with her partner, who is from Bristol. When her shed became too small to roast coffee she needed a larger space and a bigger roaster. With the help of a grant from Bristol City Council she has been able to open the new café and put down a deposit for a coffee roaster. As a new business with high outgoings she is at this point trying to break even and does not yet have resources to employ staff. For this reason it is not possible to open the café Monday to Thursday. Alongside the café and coffee roasting, there is a vending machine that sells radical books among other interesting items.
The quirky vending machine dispenses books and mini board games among other items. (Image: Yvonne Deeney) There is also a range of Radical Roosters merchandise available. The coffee is free from packaging which allows those who are buying coffee to drink at home to fill up their own containers. Radical Roasters, 60-62 St Mark.s Road is open Friday 7.30am-4pm, Saturday 8am-4pm and 9am-4pm. READ NEXT: Sotiris review: Delightful Greek bakery offering fresh pastries is one of Bristol's best New Indian restaurant wins third national award less than a year after opening Poco at 10: The Bristol tapas bar in Stokes Croft celebrating local ingredients Bristol’s best independent bookshops The Bristol 3D print shop that helped to halt Rwanda deportations Someone will get injured on pothole roundabout, councillors warn
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