With our experience in roasting and sourcing delicious coffee since 2001, we’re well placed to support your business on your coffee journey, whether you’re an independent café or a larger multisite operator. We provide national support, barista training, and equipment and servicing in addition to a selection of over 20 coffees, freshly roasted to order. All our coffee is speciality grade and sourced direct from farmers via Union Direct Trade. Welcome to our Union!
Our coffees and sourcing
We’re pioneers in two things, which we have relentless focus on; roasting and sourcing high quality speciality coffee. We offer a selection of balanced house blends, variety of single origins, and a quarterly changing selection of microlots. All our coffees are roasted to order at our Canning Town roastery.
We call ourselves Union because we couldn’t make great coffee without our partners – the farmers that grow the exclusive gems we share with you. In return, we pay them a fair price so they can invest in their farm, families and workers. We work with our partners long-term, towards constantly improving the quality of coffee and livelihoods. We call it Union Direct Trade, and we’re proud that we were one of the first roasters in the UK to trade directly with coffee farmers.
We have a dedicated training centre at our roastery in Canning Town, where our team of experienced Barista Trainers can take your barista team through our modular training program, from Level 1 Barista, to Sensory Analysis, to Machine Maintenance. We also offer courses at our Edinburgh training facilities, and the national coverage of our training team means we can train on site if you can’t get to us. We also offer SCA accredited barista training at our Campus training centre. We hold a yearly Union Barista Competition in which the top baristas from our customers get access to UKBC barista judges for training, as well as experience in competing.
We have relationships with some of the best suppliers in the industry and can recommend and provide solutions to meet your brewing needs.
Get in touch
Our mission is to make people discover the joy of speciality coffee. If you’re quality focused in all you do, with a culture that puts a smile on everyone’s face, then we want to hear from you. Investing in the right equipment and supporting developing and rewarding your coffee team are just two of the ingredients for success. Our most successful partnerships centre around shared philosophies and values, best summed up as quality underpinned by ethics. If this sounds like you then please complete the form below; one of our team will be in touch very soon.