Our Story

Nestled in the Candover Valley, in the heart of rural Hampshire, you’ll find the Moon Roast roastery.

In 2012, Francis Bradshaw, inspired by a family heritage in the coffee and tea trades spanning four generations, commissioned a Probat Coffee Roaster in a small barn in his backyard and began roasting at night after a day’s work. By the light of the moon and under the watchful gaze of the village owl, Francis set about developing roast profiles for carefully selected beans. Before long he was supplying freshly roasted coffee to local people and businesses. And so Moon Roast was born.


In 2017, Moon Roast moved to converted Grade 2 listed outbuildings on a working farm nearby, our purpose-built roastery.  An additional Probat roaster was installed, as well as barista training facilities and a kiosk shop, where our customers can now enjoy a cup of expertly brewed coffee and collect their freshly roasted beans. 


Passionate about our craft, the Moon Roast team hand roast small batches of specialty coffee from ethically sourced, seasonally selected Arabica beans, roasting every day to ensure the freshest roasts reach the customers’ cup. The roasting process balances time, temperature, airflow and drum speed to bring out the best flavour notes of the coffee. Paying close attention to detail, we focus on rigorous cupping post-roast to discover the tastiest roast profiles and to ensure quality and consistency.