Sir Chris Hoy, was in sunny Leeds on 9th May as the first customer at new North Star Coffee Roasters at Leeds Dock. 

Picking up a brand new coffee machine, Hoy gave his seal of approval to the creative hub’s newest arrival, Leeds-based coffee roaster and barista academy, North Star. 

North Star, who launched in 2013, were the first speciality coffee roasters in Leeds and will be running monthly events and talks from their academy space at Leeds Dock including public tastings and home Barista classes. Hoy spent a couple of hours there enjoying a brew and gaining an insight into the craft of roasting.

Leeds Dock has just celebrated the success of the week-long Digital Festival which saw over 5,000 people come down to the waterfront destination to take in digital art, digital debates and nights of music and art.

The North Star Coffee Academy will be open from the start of June, all event details online at

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