from the Orkney Roastery
The sound, smell and taste of great coffee

About the Orkney Roastery

Coffee roasted in small batches with love and care. Giving every bean its chance to shine.

At the Orkney Roastery our aim is to undertake a continuous quest to release the natural excellence of flavour in every coffee bean we roast. Join us in Aria’s journey all around the globe to explore and source the highest quality beans.

Our promise is to keep things small and hands-on at the Orkney Roastery. Roast batches will be small but frequent enough to ensure that our customers get to experience the fabulous fresh roast taste.

Roasting profiles will be continuously tweaked and we will always pay great attention to detail at every stage. Getting the most from every bean we roast will ensure that our customers have the best possible – and fresh- taste experience in their daily coffee ‘fix’.

Why We Opened the Orkney Roastery

Euan has built up a wealth of experience working at other roasteries in Scotland and then spending the last 12 years running a supply and service business to the catering and domestic sectors in Orkney. For the last 10 years it has been his ambition to roast his own coffee.

Sara and Euan have worked together for 7 years and worked on a business plan for the Orkney Roastery during that time. For a variety of reasons, 2016 was the right time to realise their ambition. The roaster was ordered and whilst building and conversion was underway, they were roasting, cupping and tasting hundreds of sample coffees and blends. One of their key targets was to create a range of exciting espressos. After many failed attempts the breakthrough finally came on Sara's birthday and was nicknamed Birthday Blend before becoming Overture - the first ever Aria Coffee. The Aria range is developing all the time but following the same philosophy of getting the most out of every bean.

Fairtrade and Rain Forest Alliance

Our Fairtrade FLO-ID is 36440 and our RFA Number is 34699

We are committed to the values of FT and RFA. Certified products will be available in our range and will labelled in accordance with each organisation’s requirements.

Sara and Euan from the Orkney Roastery