Leicester’s The Coffee Counter reveals it is closing to focus on the roasting side of the business


Coffee lovers have just over a week to grab a drink at The Coffee Counter in Leicester, before the cafe side of the business closes for good.

The owner of the Bowling Green Street business, which started in 2016, has revealed that the premises will be transformed from a coffee roastery and a café into a pure specialty coffee roastery.

After nearly six years of operating as both a coffee roaster and coffee shop, he believes that to provide the best coffee and specialty coffee roasting service, the business must focus entirely on this area.

The change will take effect from Tuesday, March 1.

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Owner Ariyan told LeicestershireLive: “We will not be moving and will use our central presence to drive our coffee roasting business forward in Leicestershire and beyond.

“We currently supply nearly 50 coffee businesses in Leicester and the UK, and have a growing in-store and online presence for our home coffee retail section and are looking to expand after six years of activity in this area.

The coffee counter

According to Ariyan, the premises will primarily be a coffee roasting facility, with the space also being used as an equipment showroom and training ground for The Coffee Counter’s existing and potential wholesale clientele.

Retail coffee and home brewing equipment will continue to be sold in-store on select days, while the online site will continue to allow customers to order coffee beans and ground coffee seven days a week.

“Ultimately, we will be holding training events and workshops for those looking to open a coffee business and home enthusiasts,” Ariyan added.

“The store will always remain an extremely accessible store and invite people to pick up their home essentials in-store, we simply won’t be serving coffees and food at the counter.”


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