Our People

John and Maree Ratcliffe are the hard working coffee lovers at the heart of Solid Ground Roasters. Drawing on 17 years of experience making coffee the Hero in their own range of successful cafes, John and Maree supply exclusive high quality coffees and provide exceptional support & service to their wholesale and retail coffee family. 

Solid Ground Roasters Our Story John and Maree
Driven by their desire to provide exceptional coffee, John and Maree have focused their energy on sharing their much loved Hero Blend and a range of exclusive Single Origin coffees. Hero Blend showcases coffees from Brazil, Nicaragua and Peru, that are direct trade, 100% traceable and sustainably grown. For John and Maree, where their coffee is sourced is just as important as how it scores when it is cupped.
Solid Ground supply wholesale customers such as cafés, espresso bars and restaurants along with corporate businesses and the growing number of ‘make it at home’ coffee enthusiasts, who can purchase their Hero Blend online or from a Solid Ground Coffee Roasters stockist.
With a long history of supporting and giving back to the community, a major emphasis has been put on Solid Ground Coffee Roasters to be an industry leader with their generosity and contribution to the local community. 
Maree and John were unanimous in their choice of names for their new venture. The whole idea is about stability and a solid foundation. You have to build on strong foundations, you can’t take short cuts, or skip part of the training or preparation. So when we were looking for a name it needed to signify stability – Solid Ground.