About Us

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WHO WE ARE…

Driven by a vision to share their passion for delicious coffee with their adopted home of Liverpool, Chris Holloway and Ed Peck founded Neighbourhood Coffee in 2014. Being the city’s first specialty roastery, we take pride in carefully selecting each variety of green bean ourselves, from farmers we know by name, who are as committed as we are to producing delicious coffee. There is great diversity in the origin of the beans we source, from the foothills of Mount Kenya, to the verdant green hillsides of Minas Gerais in Brazil, but what our farmers all have in common is that they produce the highest quality green beans.
We are in direct communication with all our producers, paying well above the current fair trade price, and purchasing only the highest quality, sustainably-produced coffee beans.
Our philosophy of pursuing the perfect cup also includes the 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.
 

Whether you work in the hospitality industry or simply want to make fabulous coffee at home, our mission is to make your experience exciting and the coffee in your cup outstanding. Why not link up with our neighbourhood of coffee lovers by following us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, and discover more about the stories that bring it from the crop to the cup. We’d love for you to join us.

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KG of Beans Roasted Each Month

We source, roast and distribute over 20,000kg of beans every year at our roastary.
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Cups Of Coffee We Drink Each Month

Contrary to belief… we do enjoy a good cup of tea too. However, coffee will always win hands down.

The Team

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Chris Holloway

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.

expert coffee tasting

Ed Peck

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.

Neighbourhood team coffee tasting

Ben Webster

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.

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Katy McGrath

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.