Lost Sheep Coffee expands to larger premises
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In order to fulfill customer demand, the largest dedicated speciality coffee roastery in Kent is expanding to larger premises from February 2020.
Since its small beginnings in 2012, Lost Sheep Coffee has grown dramatically. In spring 2019, the company launched its plastic free, 100% compostable Nespresso compatible capsules which are now stocked in independent fine food stores across the south east. The sales performance of the coffee capsules has been above the industry average, and Lost Sheep plan to disrupt the coffee market again with their hand roasted coffee beans.
Lost Sheep founder Stuart Wilson, said: “We are looking to expand our wholesale operations at a gradual rate of expansion into the supermarkets and additional regions in order to ensure the quality of service to our customers and partners, and our new larger roasting premises in Whitstable will enable this to happen now at an accelerated rate.
“The new premises will be SALSA accredited and house Kent’s first dedicated speciality coffee training facility providing experience days, tastings and training of our wholesale partners, which will be key to our expansion this year.”
In recent months, Lost Sheep Coffee have introduced their compostable coffee capsules to over 20 New York stores, meaning Lost Sheep’s eco-credentials will be on display at a time when New York is about to become the next US state to ban single use plastic bags.
“We feel 2020 is going to be a year where Lost Sheep Coffee goes from local company making a difference, to a national company making a big difference” said Wilson.
“We have received exceptional interest in our imminent investment round and have now decided to make the investment round public, meaning anyone can invest and come on the Lost Sheep Coffee journey from spring 2020.”