King street west has been lacking the smell of roasted coffee and baked goods for some time! No longer, as a tasteful conversion and makeover sees the lovely stone premises on the corner become the home of Factory coffee, Dooley & Rostron front of store coffee bar and hatch.
Dooley & Rostron are a gentlemen's outfitters and tailors with a state of the art factory underneath their store where they make their bespoke garments. When they relocated and rebranded in April 2021, they decided to open with their very own coffee hatch, and Factory Coffee was born.
Since their launch, they have already achieved so much in just one year. They have now become one of the most popular coffee spots in Manchester, collaborated with huge names such as La Marzocco and The London Coffee Festival, been invited onto trending podcasts and have already been entered into a variety of awards that are upcoming in November.
Owned by Adam Dooley, experienced tailor and business owner in Manchester for many years, his specialty is pouring exceptional coffee using their unique blend, “We’ve cut no corners in researching, sourcing and creating the perfect blend” - Adam Dooley. Inspired by visits to America and Amsterdam, his mission is to mix rich textures with original flavours.
Their signature drink is the Factory Flat White. Made with their gorgeous signature blend that is well balanced and beautifully sweet. It brings together a mix of components from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais (in the Cerrado), the Jinotega region in northern Nicaragua and the birthplace of coffee itself, Ethiopia. It is smooth and rounded with notes of toasted nuts, caramel, stone fruit and milk chocolate.
What you need to know “We have some exciting things planned for 2022, new independent bakers, events, affogatos and more! Swing by for a taster” - Adam Dooley.
From feel-good breakfast brioche buns to outrageously tasty chocolate fudge sandwiches, you’ll find at Factory Coffee the cake counter packed with bakes made daily from our micro bakers, Factory Bake, the very first supplier of DGHNT in Mcr, the Flat Baker for still warm, freshly baked pastries and specials now and again from Long Bois. Our bakers will always be working to combine both classic, and lesser-known ingredients, be it whole-flours, sugars, spices or seasonal fruits. Look out for their weekly bake special – a killer combo of cake and espresso!
Factory Coffee will be proudly serving their very own blend, roasted in Leeds by the award winning North Star Coffee Roasters, brewed on a La Marzocco machine to serve that perfect cup. And if you are looking to cleanse the pallet, they also offer home-grown fresh mint tea, selectively picked from their allotment - that's ‘Mint!”.
Factory Coffee is picking up the sustainability challenge that so many of our local businesses are now behind – all their takeaway cups, food packaging, spoons, straws etc are made from plants and are totally compostable, purchased from Decent Packaging along with recycling our grounded coffee to make plant fertilizers and body scrub.