Back in 2000 Redroaster were one of the only roastery cafe’s in the country, and they became known as one of the pioneering specialty coffee roasters in the UK. 18 years later they proudly remain the only certified organic roastery in the South and the only Brighton roastery still operating from that era. The roastery is still located in the heart of Kemptown and every day they roast on their vintage Diedrich roasters.
With a huge variety of ethical projects, ever since 2016 Redroaster have directly supported their Rwandan farmers' families and the individuals involved in helping them to become self-sufficient. Such a co-operation began with the construction of a school in Musenyi, which has now completed, and a hospital (900 patients a month) is on the way. Such projects are part of a wider program which has included safe water, a community centre and farm equipment and training, all in all helping the village reach self-sufficiency.