Bradford’s first speciality coffee roaster to expand due to demand

Bradford’s first small batch specialty coffee roasters have completed the move to bigger premises allowing the award-winning business to significantly increase the production of their popular products.

Due to a huge company expansion, Casa Espresso, who supply a number of independent coffee shops across the North as well as selling direct to customers through their website, will also soon be working from a larger commercial roaster which will allow them to keep up with demand. 

Nino Di Rienzo, Casa Espresso’s Managing Director and founder said: “The business has grown significantly in the last few years which is really exciting.  Through the Covid lockdowns, our online sales grew significantly, and these sales have continued since the lifting of restrictions and the reopening of the hospitality industry. 

“The bigger space along with the new roaster will help us to increase our production and help the business to grow ethically, whilst supporting our wholesale customers. We want more people to be able to access and enjoy our coffee across the UK.” 

Founded in 2000 by local restaurateur Tony Di Rienzo and his son Nino, Casa Espresso has grown to become one of the most respected independently owned coffee roasting companies in Yorkshire, with the family run business building a reputation for providing premium quality coffees that are ethically sourced and meticulously tested. 

Since 2014 the team has been providing speciality grade coffee roasted by hand from their Bradford based roastery, with the aim to reveal the individual characters that each coffee holds and give customers the most unique tasting experience possible.

The firm also runs Barista Training and Latte Art courses from their dedicated training facilities, with training courses available to both the trade and coffee fans alike. 

Picking up local business awards and coveted Great Taste gold stars along the way, the business focus  on ethical and environmental practices, including introducing new innovative plastic free and fully recyclable packaging earlier this year.

The new bags feature a paper-based pouch with a water-based barrier, which is heat-sealable and can be recycled within the paper stream. 

Nino continues: “We’ve always been committed to producing delicious coffee in an ethical and sustainable way, and always looked at different ways in reducing our carbon footprint. 

“Coffee packaging has always been the elephant in the room and the needs of having a bag that keeps the coffee fresh while being environmentally friendly and easy to recycle, regardless of location, has been very challenging for us to create. When we came across these new bags we knew straightaway this was the best solution and we’re delighted that the new packaging is already live on our website, and in selected wholesale partner shops too.” 

For more information about Casa Espresso’s range and to buy online, visit their website