Clifton Coffee Roasters
We consider ourselves very fortunate to have discovered Clifton Coffee Roasters at the early stages of planning for Blue Bear Coffee Co. Clifton source and roast all of our speciality coffee offerings in their facility just outside of Bristol.
Clifton are widely considered one of the country's best speciality coffee roasters. The business was founded in 2001 as an espresso machine servicing company which soon developed into a supplier of coffee and equipment. It didn't take long before the company began roasting its own coffee as well as providing barista training. Clifton's commitment to quality and service rewarded it with a dramatic growth in both scale and success. Almost twenty years from its birth, they are now sourcing, roasting and suppling some of the finest coffees in the world to the leading retailers, from specialty coffee shops to michelin starred restaurants and 5-star hotels across the UK.
What appealed most to us however, is Clifton's efforts to use their business to support and encourage coffee farmers across the developing world, investing in regular sourcing trips and developing direct trade, personal relationships with the farmers.
Clifton now boast an SCA Premier Training Campus, two accredited Q-Graders (Joshua Clarke & Jimmy Dimitrov), a World Coffee Event Qualified Judge and the 2019 UK Cup Tasters Champion.
Find out more at: https://cliftoncoffee.co.uk/