Ask the Roaster
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At Neighbourhood coffee, we slurp and spit. We’re obsessive about the perfect roast. We make a big thing about travelling to origin. We smile lots, talk excitedly, and laugh frequently.
But we take coffee ultra-seriously. All because we believe that everyone’s life can be made better by a great cup of Joe.
Ok, so we may be a tad fanatical about the perfect brew, but we are proud to be Liverpool’s first speciality roasters, dedicated to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffee. Liverpool and coffee go waaay back. Green coffee shipments still arrive at the city’s docks, just as they have done over the decades. So we have a great heritage to uphold. No pressure, right?
Back in 2014, our great city was crying out for some seriously quality coffee, so Chris Holloway and Ed Peck founded Neighbourhood Coffee. Being Liverpool’s first speciality roastery, we take pride in carefully selecting each variety of green bean ourselves. Yep, we’re precious (some say a bit potty), but Liverpool deserves the best, and we want to choose top- notch stuff personally (not that we’re control freaks or anything…).
So, we travel widely (yep, there are perks to this job!) and see incredible places. We know the farmers by name, and only work with those who are as committed as we are to producing delicious coffee. We value our talented farmers and pay well above the current fair trade price. And investment pays off; we only purchase the highest quality, sustainably-produced coffee beans.
Our obsession with pursuing the perfect cup also includes the (some say dark!) art of craft roasting. We preserve the quality of the bean by roasting in small batches, unlocking the optimum flavour and true character of each coffee.
Dog and Hat
Here at Dog and Hat we love music and a great pun... so we'd been aware of Neighbourhood Coffee for some time as their coffee line up is full of both ("Grind Control to Major Tom", "I can't get no Caffeination", "You've got a Blend in me"... the list goes on).
Chris from Neighbourhood got in touch with us one day and Dave headed over to Liverpool's railway arches to meet the team... from there it was clear that we had to bring you these direct-trading, omni-roasting, people-focused, relationship-building, pun-loving, whole bean-preferring bunch of coffee aficionado’s.