Coffee roasting company Lincoln & York is celebrating its 20th anniversary by installing the UK's largest coffee roaster at its North Lincolnshire headquarters.
The 600kg Brambati drum roaster has the ability to produce 3,600kg of coffee an hour by using just 70 per cent of its power. The company stated that this capacity means there is room for expansion should it require in the future. Lincoln & York has already put the new piece of equipment into operation and stated that it can produce large quantity orders while still maintaining a consistently high quality.
Imported from Brambati in Italy, the machinery has taken six engineers eight months to complete and get it up and running. It represents another significant investment by Lincoln & York and allows it to expand its operations. The company has recently opened a contingency coffee roasting plant at its North Lincolnshire headquarters while its main factory will be responsible for housing the roaster.
Speaking to FoodManufacture.co.uk about the firm's latest investment, a spokeswoman said: "The contingency roastery contains 2x120kg Brambati drum roasters which have been moved over from the current roastery to make room for the 600kg. It also features a brand new 30kg Brambati micro roaster which will be used for roasting smaller batches of high quality speciality coffee from now on."
Lincoln & York's decision to open a contingency plant will ensure that orders can still be met even if the main factory encounters problems. Thanks to the smaller factory running on an independent power supply, larger deliveries can still be fulfilled without have to use the main factory.
The company specialises in roasting and grounding coffee which is then sold on to distributors. It has a range of products such as three-pint filter 100 per cent arabica, bulk brewer blends and cafetiere sachets. It also produces numerous decaffeinated, espresso beans and pods and specialist packaging and tins.