Hello! I’m Steve, founder of Norfolk Coffee Company, speciality coffee roasters located in North Norfolk. We are based in the small but bustling town of Holt, just a couple of miles inland from the beautiful North Norfolk coast.
My personal love affair with coffee began many years ago, during a year living and working in southern Germany. The particular coffee house I took a shine to was the haunt of young bohemian Germans, US soldiers and a large number of British expats. A strange but friendly and comradely clientele drawn by the delicious coffee and German cakes on offer.
My love of coffee has survived and thrived ever since, despite the best efforts of numerous hotels, restaurants and cafe’s to tempt me to walk away in despair at the often boiling, tasteless, bitter brown, black or white liquid often placed in front of me. Coffee made from beans burnt to a cinder!
For years it seemed that the only way to get a decent cup of coffee was to make it at home. This goes some way to explaining the wide variety of coffee making devices stored away in my kitchen cupboards. Times have changed for the better thankfully and now there are lots of great independent coffee shops around.
The aim of our small team in our roastery is to provide a selection of single origin beans perfect for filter coffee as well as two espresso blends. 1549 is our popular house blend. The name of the blend, 1549, derives from the year of an uprising by the ‘common people’ of Norfolk against the rich landowners.
Our emphasis is always on quality. It is important to us to know where the beans we roast come from. This means we usually know the farm where the beans were grown and quite often the field or area on that farm. This means we know that the farmer is getting paid a decent pricefor his efforts in producing quality beans and also that his workers are being treated fairly too.
Norfolk Coffee Company are the sole Norfolk distributor for the superb Victoria Arduino and Nueva Simonelli espresso machines and grinders. We can also La Spaziale espresso machines. Three companies who produce some of the best, most innovative and most reliable espresso machines and grinders available.
Please feel free to call us at any time for more information or if you would like to discuss any matter coffee related.