As wecoffee in Liverpool, we’re one part of the incredible journey that coffee undergoes, from a seed in a nursery to a drink in your hands. We want to know where the coffee we comes from, so we buy from farmers, producers and exporters that we know, and that we intend to work with for many years to come, and we pay prices well above the fair trade minimum.
Neighbourhood Coffee Co is run and owned by Chris Holloway and Edward Peck. Between us, we have over 15 years experience of sourcing and trading green coffee (Ed spent 18 month in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, setting up a sourcing operations), and of roasting, brewing, training and generally getting very excited about great coffee.
Chris came to Liverpool 16 years ago, and has called it home ever since. Despite studying Sports & Exercise sciences at University, he spent several years running award-winning restaurants and bars, working as a brand ambassador for a boutique rum company, writing marine insurance, and then the last 7 years in the coffee industry, first as a specialty green trader for specialty African importers, Schluter, and now as co-founder of Neighbourhood. Outside of roasting coffee, you can find him chasing around after his two kids, cooking food, drinking wine, playing football and helping to lead a local church.
Ed came to Liverpool in 2003, and has spent the intervening years studying at Uni, writing software and consulting on IT projects, and then trading green coffee, with clients across the UK, Europe and further afield. He moved to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia for a couple of years, to set up a sourcing office for African , and then returned to Liverpool. Shortly afterwards, he founded Neighbourhood along with Chris. Outside of coffee, you can find hime appreciating good single malts, helping to lead a local church, and playing basketball.
Ben was born in Liverpool, and has lived in the greatest city in the world ever since. He studied Sport Therapy at university, but then found the specialty coffee industry to be more to his liking. He’s been sponging up knowledge ever since, and you’ll find him delivering training sessions, roasting samples, organising cuppings, and dispatching orders. Outside of coffee, he can be found climbing mountains, rigging PA systems, playing cricket, and working with teenagers at his local church.
Katy has recently joined the Neighbourhood team to work with our wholesale customers, run our training space, and get involved with everything else as well. She has loads of experience in opening and running independent quality-focused cafe’s, training staff, developing menus, and managing every aspect of hospitality businesses. Outside of coffee, she is also an accomplished musician, performing in Liverpool and across the region, as well as touring abroad, and a 3rd Dan black belt in ju-jitsu.