Like Boris’ briefings, but focused on the speciality coffee scene – and how you can support the UK and Ireland’s indie cafes and roasteries

Support The Indies

It’s so important we keep supporting our local speciality coffee shops and independent roasteries during this difficult time – they’re the backbone of our culture. So how can you support them while they’re struggling to survive so that they’re still here when this is all over? Read on folks …

Thursday, March 19

Delivered to your door

We’re going to need great coffee to keep us going through these tough times, thankfully there are plenty of epic indie roasteries delivering the good stuff – find out where you can stock up …

Chris Campbell, the brains behind Brewed Roasters, has launched Black Rain Coffee Deliveries – a motorbike coffee delivery service serving East Sussex. Chris will be delivering beans from Pharmacie Coffee Roasters, Coffee@33 and Horsham Coffee Roaster. Send him a direct message on the Brewed Roasters Instagram to find out more.

Two Brothers Coffee in Altrincham has scrapped delivery charges on its online shop and is also offering 20 per cent off subscriptions for the first 30 days.

Dear Green Coffee Roasters

The hardworking team at Dear Green Coffee Roasters in Glasgow are keeping the roastery open seven-days-a-week and offering free delivery nationwide as well as click and collect. Its cafe, Project by Dear Green, is still open for the foreseeable.  

Somerset’s Brazier Coffee Roasters is continuing to bronze beans and sell them through its online shop and is offering free delivery on all orders. As well as keeping its cafe open as usual (for a swift pick up you can order your coffee ahead), the team are also selling eggs and milk to save queuing for staples at the supermarket.

Checkout the Wayland’s Yard online shop for bean and brew deliveries and, if you’re in Worcester or Birmingham, search Wayland’s Yard on Deliveroo for a taste of its top-notch food offering.

There’s no rest for the wicked at Quarter Horse Coffee in Birmingham. The gang are roasting and shipping as normal and have a collection service for anyone in the area needing a quick fix.

Other roasteries to check out for coffee-by-post:
Stewarts of Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Django Coffee Co., Southport

Block, Barnstaple

Your fave cafe food to takeaway

In north Devon, locals are flocking to speciality coffee shop Block for takeaway orders of its epic street food. To feast on the likes of katsu curry, burrito bowls and authentic ramen, call the cafe or ping them a message with your order.

Vouch for it

Buying a voucher to use once this has all blown over is a fantastic way to support indie businesses during this difficult period. Here’s a list of some fabulous indies which currently offer vouchers online:
Brazier Coffee Roasters, Somerset
Wayland’s Yard, Birmingham and Worcester
Shrewsbury Coffee House, Shropshire
Mostro Coffee, Oxford