A painted window featuring a Harry Potter ‘Niffler’ points you in the direction of sensational coffee at the Exchange Coffee Company in Clitheroe. Photography: Robin Lyndon

With a stunning painted window inspired by ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, a spin off from the Harry Potter films, the Exchange Coffee Company in Clitheroe is proving more popular than ever since it was refurbished last year.

Based over three floors, the Clitheroe coffee house which opened in 1991, roasts its own coffee beans – visitors just need to follow their noses down Wellgate to discover the most delicious coffee around and watch the coffee being roasted.

“People love the coffee roaster,” says general manager Richard Isherwood.“The aroma is fantastic!”

Stocking over 35 different coffees, including a newly introduced one from Uganda, the Exchange Coffee Company offers each coffee served either in a cafetiere, filter or as an espresso. As Richard explains: “I think we can say that no-one else has such a wide choice of different coffees available. We are also constantly adding to that choice.”

If you’re more of a tea drinker, there is a choice of over 65 different speciality teas and tisanes that visitors can enjoy with a sandwich or delicious slice of cake or two!

The Clitheroe shop is welcoming and characterful – since a chimney fire in December 2017 the top floor of the building has been restored with delightful William Morris wall-covering, in keeping with the other floors that are equally as charming.

The third floor can also be used during the week for private dining, for meetings, afternoon tea and for gatherings of up to 20 people.

As well as Clitheroe, the Exchange Coffee Company also has shops in Skipton, Todmorden and Blackburn, where they also have a warehouse – The Old Chapel Roastery. Here the company roasts coffee beans to supply wholesale to restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and other businesses across the region.

At the Old Chapel there is a barista training school too adjoining the Blackburn warehouse, where wholesale customers get in-house training on how to make the very best cup of coffee.

For all things coffee, the Exchange Coffee Company really does have everything – in Clitheroe visitors will also find coffee related accessories, including all types of coffee makers, grinders and mugs, displayed on the ground floor where they can enjoy the sensational aromas from the roaster and select a coffee by the 125g as beans and watch it being ground.

If you would like to find out more about the Exchange Coffee Company’s award-winning coffee, the training school, creating your very own business-blend or the company’s coffee machines call 01200 442270

Exchange Coffee Company
24 Wellgate Street
Clitheroe BB7 2DP



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