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The RWRD Guide to The Best Coffee Roasters in London

We take a look at some of the best coffee roasters London has to offer. Discover more leading spots across the UK & beyond in the app – download free on iOS or Android.

Assembly Coffee

????244 Ferndale Rd, London SW9 8FR

Assembly are an award-winning coffee roastery founded in 2015 and based in Brixton, London. They roast the world’s rarest and highest quality coffees using precise roasting methods.

They exist to drive and promote innovation throughout the specialty coffee industry. They strive to set the leading example for the industry, in:

  • roasted coffees that are the pinnacle of quality
  • innovation in how quality is communicated 
  • redefinition of how coffee can be sourced to return greater value to farming communities.

Curious Roo

????Curious Roo Coffee Roasters, 2 British Grove, London, W4 2NL

Curious Roo are based in a converted warehouse in Chiswick and as an independent small batch roastery, they source specialty grade coffee from origins around the world.

They are known for supplying free ongoing and awesome coffee training through the Artisan Coffee School. If you want to know more, they are always happy to sit over a coffee and chat about their journey and help others on theirs.

The name Curious Roo comes from their curiosity to explore different flavours within coffee; whilst having a nod to Magda’s home Australia – as well as their little boy’s favourite character in Winnie the Pooh being Roo!

Old Spike

????54 Peckham Rye, London SE15 4JR

At Old Spike are committed to ensuring everyone who comes through our doors leaves with a better story than the one they came in with. Whether that’s by offering those affected by homelessness tangible ways to gain new skills and a job, or by serving a customer a delicious, socially conscious cup of coffee, they want to create meaningful social impact.

They began their journey in 2014 when they launched their cafe and roastery space at their very first site on Peckham Rye. They were the first speciality coffee roastery operating as a social enterprise and have since been at the forefront of using coffee as a vehicle for social change.


????Lambworks, North Road, London N7 9DP

Caravan was started by three kiwis, Chris, Laura and Miles.

They moved over to London from New Zealand In the early 2000s and started working, eating and drinking their way around town, Europe and the world, all the while getting ideas and thinking “when we open our own place…”

On their travels they really missed a good cup of coffee and the effortless, relaxed coffee house culture that surrounded it back in NZ. In that time they’ve made a lot of coffees, moved the roastery to a Victorian warehouse in North London and started selling caravan coffee to other cafes, restaurants and shops, AND FROM THEIR WEBSITE so you can drink it at home too.

Allpress Espresso

????55 Dalston Ln, London E8 2NG

Nestled in the heart of Dalston, East London, our Allpress Espresso UK Roastery and Café acts as a base of operations for their entire UK and European Business.

Their work is designed to be seen. From loading their bean silos to hand-packing blends — every stage of the roasting process is on show for you to enjoy while you have your morning brew. No secrets — just them, for all to see.

The beating heart of Dalston Lane really is their Hot Air Roaster — A.R.T. III. Designed and built in New Zealand then shipped over to London to be reassembled — it’s a piece of art in itself. Just out of sight on the sawtooth roof, they’ve fitted solar panels which power the Hot Air Roaster, coffee machines and everything in between.


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