If you are looking for a roaster, a great place to work, and a speciality coffee shop all rolled into one, then you will need to look no further. Let me introduce you to the great minds behind Coffee Press & Co. — a leading speciality coffee shop located in London.
They are cranking out delicious coffees source from over fifteen countries around the world!
How it All Started
In 2013, Davide Pastorino and Andrew Wells were tired of the coffee chain culture that had surfaced. They wanted more when it came to speciality coffee shops, more than the Starbucks and others around the world. So, they started their first ever coffee shop on Fleet Street, and since that time has grown by leaps and bounds. Andy is no longer with the company, but Dave, the Italian entrepreneur has worked endlessly to build Press Coffee & Co to what it is today.
The Ethics Behind Press Coffee & Co.
Last year the company launched their very own roastery, located in Tate Britain, and started importing and roasting green beans from over 15 countries around the world. Their goal is to get great coffee in your hands that are sourced ethically and through fair trade.
What You Will Find Inside at Press Coffee & Co.
Not only do they offer speciality coffees in their own shop, but Press Coffee & Co also supplies a number of specialist coffee shops across the capital – which means you’ve probably drunk their coffee without even knowing it!
In 2018 Press Coffee partnered with Market Halls to be part of a new food concept/revolution in London. It started out with Fulham and now includes Victoria.
These food markets echo the street food scene of Asia and New York where many traders cook and everyone enjoys the different food and drink in a communal environment. The really awesome thing you will notice is that Press Coffee happens to be the sole coffee providers in these sites.
They currently operate at 8 sites across London. Their philosophy is to offer the best product at a reasonable price whilst maintaining great customer service and speed of delivery.
They also have a culture of rewarding and nurturing their employees (which is why this is such an amazing place to work) which have led to baristas becoming managers as well as key operational figures such as their GM and Head of Coffee becoming shareholders.
2019 will be an even bigger year as they open another high profile shop site, and they will be launching their tea brand and coffee face scrub, along with moving their roastery and office to one united site.
This will enable them to really push their wholesale offer and get Press Coffee out there across London, the country and beyond!
Blue Coffee Box is featuring their Ihani, a Ugandan Coffee with Hints of white peach, orange, and chocolate. We also have the Cachoeira, a Brazilian Coffee with Notes of dark chocolate, cherry, and lime.