Coffee Central are coffee roasters and equipment suppliers, sourcing quality coffees and teas from all around the world and supplying to coffee businesses all over the UK.
They work with a diverse range of customers across a wide range of business environments, from independent coffee shops and restaurants through pubs, hotels, gift shops, artisan chocolatiers, to trampoline parks, garden centres, bespoke mobile catering companies and much more besides.
How it All Started
Set up in 2003 by their MD Gavin Dow the company was initially a San Remo Equipment distributor and coffee wholesaler buying and selling contract roasted coffee to the East Midlands area.
The company has grown and changed a lot since then and in 2011 the company took its first steps into roasting– investing in a 15kg drum roaster.
The Ethics Behind Coffee Central
Coffee Central aims to bring genuine speciality coffee to a wider scope of new wholesale customers.
They also want to sell more speciality coffee to the at-home market. Their coffee ethos has developed hugely over the last 5 years and centres on making speciality coffee more accessible to a wider audience.
Coffee Central roasts all of their coffees in small batches ensuring maximum freshness and quality for their customers. They regularly receive shipments of green beans from around the world.
Their coffees are supplied by D R Wakefield, Interamerican Coffees and Falcon Specialty, all direct trade specialist green coffee importers.
What You Will Find Inside at Coffee Central
At Coffee Central, they pride themselves in providing customers with quality coffee to suit their needs, at a price that works for them.
The customers that visit Coffee Central are as unique and diverse as the coffees that they sell, so they offer a great range, from speciality arabicas – single estate varietals and micro lots for the perfect pour-over – to great value, commodity coffees for a house blend.
Coffee Central prefers to roast their coffees lighter. The espresso profiles are a developed medium and a drip brew/filter profile with a slightly lighter medium.
They bought a second 15 kg drum roaster about 2 years later and moved to new commercial premises, where they are now. They supply a wide variety of wholesale accounts across the mainland UK with small-batch roasted speciality coffee.
Their current head roaster Dean came on board in 2013 after a career as a chef in high-end restaurant kitchens. He is passionate about quality and provenance.
To learn more about Coffee Central, be sure and visit their website. You can also follow along with them on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the new blends they will be creating over the year.