The coffee scene in the South West of the UK is hotting up! The quality and quantity of new roasters that are emerging is getting us excited here at RiSE coffee box! We are always on the hunt for new and exciting coffee roasters and coffee shops and the South West of the UK has a brilliant coffee culture with some fantastic roasters. Cornwall hosts some of the most well known roasters such as Origin coffee, but there are also plenty of smaller operators doing just a good a job! Have a look at some of the coffee festivals this year to see if any of them are featuring!

More and more people are looking to discover speciality coffee and enjoy the speciality cafe scene.


Girls Who Grind Coffee

Where are they?

  1. Unit 2 Millards Farm, Upton Scudamore, Warminster BA12 0AQ

Led by Fi and Casey, Girls Who Grind Coffee are a womxn-led, anti-patriarchy specialty coffee roastery and rebellion movement.  They source all their coffees exclusively from change-making womxn producers.  They celebrate their work and share their stories, ensuring representation and visibility and roast crazy delicious coffee.

“We are two things.  Pro-coffee and anti-patriarchy.  And awesome.  That’s three things.  Deal with it”

This coffee is for you.
The female coffee farmers.
The badass barista babes.
The kickass coffee lovers.
Grind it. Make it.

 Girls Who Grind Coffee SouthWest UK

Easy Jose Coffee

Where are they?

  • 17 Waterer Wy, Shepton Mallet BA4 5FL

Voted in the Top 50 breakfasts by The Guardian: "Two minutes from New Street Station lies a place where the music blares and the tables are always busy. The menu at Yorks boasts classics, plus a host of Middle East-inspired dishes and an excellent selection of breakfast sandwiches"”

Dalia Casancho Rodriguez grows and processes all of her own coffee, the most beautiful coffee, and she still finds time to help drive the other members in the community towards their own coffee goals. Inspirational doesn’t even cover it.

We featured Easy Jose inside the RiSE coffee box in 2021 and our members loved it, maybe we will see them again one day.

 Easy Jose coffee SouthWest UK

Origin Coffee

Where are they?

  • The Roastery, 1 Treysa Place, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9FJ

Founded in 2004 by Tom Sobey, Origin Coffee is an independently owned speciality coffee roaster that is bound by one central ethos–to source incredible coffee through a sustainable, triple bottom line approach.

They are the first B corp on the list and what inspiring work they are doing to be planet positive.

“We have a responsibility to the planet and the people we work with. Creating a positive impact across the supply chain, and providing support to the farmers, pickers, sorters, drivers, rakers, washers, dry millers, cuppers, roasters, trainers, baristas, and drinkers. Each is striving for the same end goal: to make every cup of coffee exceptional.

It’s our responsibility to do right by every person, every step of the way. This means championing speciality coffee from every angle, with integrity at the heart of every decision made.”

Origin have won a number of accolades over the years including: World coffee in good spirits championships, UK Barista championships, UK cup tasters championships, and the UK Aeropress championships.

 Origin coffee SouthWest UK

Crankhouse Coffee

Where are they?

  • Basement, 130 Fore St, Exeter EX4 3JQ

“We want people to fall in love with speciality coffee and encourage them to be part of a movement that helps to protect it for future generations”

Crankhouse Coffee was launched in 2014 and is based in Exeter in the South West of England. They have a clear focus on quality and service and a continuing exploration of the craft and science of coffee roasting.

The roastery has grown and relocated from its beginnings in a single car garage, then into a converted barn on the edge of Dartmoor national park to its current home in Exeter’s West Quarter.

Crankhouse coffee SouthWest UK 


Where are they?

  • The Old Brewery Yard, Penryn TR10 9AT

This Cornish roaster featured in our RiSE coffee box subscription in March 2023, featuring their Steadfast Ugandan and Honduras blend.

The name Olfactory was first inspired by a play with the words “old” and “factory”, based on the building that the roastery was built in. Olfactory is also the sense through which we perceive smells, and it also plays an important role in taste. The team here always rely on our olfactory senses when they are selecting and tasting new coffees. 
The team, based in Cornwall, is composed of the most knowledgeable, talented, and kind people in the industry. They believe that the work environment should be filled with enthusiasm and excitement, and coffee of course! You can see that they very much love what we do, and that shows through our passion, care and attention to detail.

 Olfactory coffee SouthWest UK

Roastworks Coffee Co

Where are they?

  • Unit 7, Blackdown Park, S View Estate, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2FS

Will and Caroline Little founded Roastworks in 2014 but for them, starting a coffee business was a lifetime in the making. Wills parents were at the forefront of the Second Wave in artisan coffee when they started roasting in the late eighties. He was adamant “not to do the coffee thing” and instead became a graphic designer. But, while working in London, he became inspired by the work of roasters like Monmouth and Square Mile and the emerging Third Wave coffee scene and Roastworks was born.

 Roastworks coffee SouthWest UK

Barista and co coffee

Where are they?

  • 31 Market Place, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1AN

“At the end of the day, all we care about is getting the best cup of coffee in your hands. That's why we roast fresh. That's why we grind fresh. And that's why we brew fresh”

Louise and James are two coffee geeks who have made it simpler and easier for you to enjoy great coffee.


Barista and co coffee SouthWest UK 

Clifton Coffee roasters

Where are they?

  • Island Trade Pk, Bristow Broadway, Avonmouth, Bristol BS11 9FB

Founded by James Fisher in 2001, Clifton Coffee Company began its life servicing espresso machinery in the independent businesses of Bristol. As the reputation for service grew, so too did the demand for supply of coffee & equipment and so, just a couple of years later, when joined by Ed Buston, Clifton Coffee began wholesaling roasted coffees to the surrounding area, backed up with relatively unknown at the time ‘barista training’ to support its wholesale customers.

The team at Clifton Coffee believe in transparent and ethical sourcing. 90% of their volume is bought directly from origin through their own relationships that hey have built travelling the world, creating and maintaining partnerships and ensuring their buying program delivers across the three pillars of economic, environmental and socially sustainable trade. They also work closely with co-operatives, private exporters, NGO’s and Indigenous Rights Groups to ensure that the coffees they sell are ethical, free from exploitation, and truly traceable. This is remarkable and since our recent trip to Uganda ourselves, brilliant to see a roaster going direct to origin and building these relationships.

Clifton Roaster coffee SouthWest UK


Extract Coffee Roasters

Where are they?

  • 6 Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FF

  • Unit 1 - Hatch, Oxford Road, M1 7ED

  • 138 Oxford Road, University Green, M13 9GP

Extract Coffee Roasters is a business driven by passion. Passion has led them in to the finest restaurants in the country, and to barista training schools for the homeless.

They are passionate about coffee and about community.

“Being ethical means making coffee better for our communities, for our growers and for the planet.”

Extract coffee believe in building long-lasting grower relationships direct with coffee growers who they rely upon year after year. It's using coffee as a vehicle for change in the communities to give others a leg up in life. They are always looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact: Renewable energy, recycling coffee waste, repurposing coffee sacks.

Extract coffee SouthWest UK 

Nonis Coffee Roastey

Where are they?

  • C5, Phoenix Trading Estate, London Rd, Stroud GL5 2BX

Noni’s pledge: “We’ll help small-scale farmers flourish by developing mutually beneficial partnerships.”

Noni also invest profits into researching more sustainable methods for coffee production and aim to become a community interest company (CIC) by 2022.

 Nonis coffee SouthWest UK

Also take a look at:

Top 10 coffee roasters in Scotland

Top 15 coffee roasters in Manchester

Top 10 coffee roasters in Wales

Top 5 coffee shops in Kent

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