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10 British small-batch Coffee Roasters.

Let’s take a look at some of the best British small-batch coffee roasters that you probably didn’t even know existed. These UK based businesses are independently owned and promise to bring you the best coffee possible.

Recent shopping trends have leaned towards hand made or independently created items instead of the typical mass-produced fare. Just look around to see batches of handcrafted gin, or craft ale.

A growing contingent of people prefers to buy hand created items instead of big-box names from the supermarket shelf. Not to mention being responsible for where the product comes from.

So before you reach for the Starbucks maybe take a moment and give one of these coffee producers a try.

1. Artisan Roast

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This British small-batch coffee roasters is based in Edinburgh Scotland. They aim to build lasting relationships with their farmers and producers while striving to bring you the freshest coffee possible. Artisan Roast spend a good amount of time in identifying and sourcing the best coffee beans.

Their laboratory staff is devoted to developing the best way to roast the beans. The beans can be roasted and tasted several times before deciding on the best method for each batch. The coffee is hand-roasted to order to keep its optimum freshness.

Their coffee is green coffee, meaning it’s completely fresh and unroasted. The staff at Artisan Roast make every effort to ensure you get the best available coffee each season.

2. Crafthouse Coffee

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This West Sussex based company all started with an obsession to bring you the best cup of coffee. All of the coffee that they use is fully traceable to the farm source and has been ethically traded.

They are so confident in their products that they invite customers to take a tour of their micro-roastery. The company prides itself on producing some of the most precisely roasted coffee available.

Crafthouse Coffee also offers comprehensive training. Everything from barista tools and machinery, to educating people that are just starting out in the coffee-producing world.

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3. Union Hand-Roasted Coffee

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Union Coffee is based in London and feels that their purpose in life is to try and make coffee better for everyone. They focus on roasting and ethical sourcing. The small-batch roasters develop each batch with care to bring the best flavor out of each small batch.

Union Coffee builds long-term relationships with suppliers and works to improve the Farmer’s well-being with Union Direct Trade. These British coffee roasters were one of the first UK companies to trade directly with the coffee farmers.

Their premises are is based in London and Union Coffee feels that their purpose in life is to try and make coffee better for everyone. They focus on roasting and ethical sourcing. The small-batch roasters develop each batch with care to bring the best flavor out of each small batch.

Union Coffee builds long-term relationships with suppliers and works to improve the Farmer’s well-being with Union Direct Trade. These British coffee roasters were one of the first UK companies to trade directly with the coffee farmers.

They have done much to improve the lives of many individuals in coffee-producing countries. They recently won the Queen’s Award for sustainable Enterprise for their sourcing model.

4. Monsoon Estates Coffee Company

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This artisan coffee roaster is located in Stratford-on-Avon in Warwickshire. They focus on hand roasting coffee in small batches and aim to provide you with the perfect cup. The company has grown from simple roots with the owners brewing their own coffee beans to try and find a good cup of coffee.

They expanded and began selling their coffee at a local charity sale and soon after Monsoon Estates was born. They went on to purchase their coffee roasting machinery and the company has steadily grown from there.

Monsoon Estates partners with coffee roasters in many different countries and it still continues to sell their coffee at weekly markets, where you can go along and meet the owners. They have won an Award for coffee every year since 2012 including the Three-Star Award for their own espresso blend.

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5. Alchemy Coffee

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Alchemy Coffee is an independent hand roasting coffee company that produces in small batches.  The carefully select which farmers they would like to partner with to supply the beans through the Direct Trade program.

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