Lost Sheep Coffee unveils expansion plans
Kent, UK-based specialty coffee roaster, Lost Sheep Coffee, plans to expand in 2020 after gaining a national supermarket listing in selected Morrisons stores.
The comes following record sales of its new plastic free Nespresso 100% Compostable Coffee capsules retail arm with a huge 322% increase in turnover.
The micro-roastery and coffee shop brand launched the new Nespresso compostable coffee capsules in February 2019 and completely sold out within eight weeks of launch.
From winter 2019 Lost Sheep Coffee capsule range will be available in selected Morrisons stores from £3.45 for a pack of ten, by early 2020 the roll out is anticipated to be nationwide.
“We are keeping up with the current demand, but to ensure we meet the future demand we are rolling out the national launch in two stages. The appetite for our plastic free 100% compostable capsules has been unprecedented, with customers all over the country and beyond buying them. To ensure we can meet the growing demands we are now moving to larger premises, this move will make us the largest specialty coffee roastery in Kent,” said Lost Sheep Coffee owner and founder, Stuart Wilson.
“It is so satisfying for me to know that thousands of capsules have not gone into landfill and even if they did end up in land fill, they will still break down. It’s great to think that all of the capsules we’ve ever sold (if they have been used) would by now have now completely composted to nothing.”
“We are planning to expand the roastery to new premises in Whitstable Kent. We are increasing production and storage capabilities and will be creating multiple new jobs; this will allow us to double our production. In early 2020 we will be rolling out the capsule and coffee bean range nationwide.” said Wilson.