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.
Ok, so we may be a tad fanatical about the perfect brew, but we are proud to be Liverpool’s first specialty 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?
We source, roast and distribute
over 33,000kg of beans every year
at our roastary.
Great coffee needs great people to make it well. We help you do just that.
Chris came to Liverpool 18 years ago, and has called it home ever since. He’s had several careers, including running award-winning restaurants and bars, working as a brand ambassador for a boutique rum company, and then a decade and counting in the coffee industry, first as a specialty green trader for an African coffee traders, and now as co-founder of Neighbourhood. He heads up all our sourcing, projects, wholesale, and anything else that no-one else has time to do. Outside of coffee, you can find him chasing around after his two kids, cooking food, drinking wine, playing football and helping to lead a local church.
Favourite coffee roast:
‘I just don’t know what to brew with myself’ Kenya Maganjo
Ed came to Liverpool in 2003, and has spent the intervening years writing software, consulting on IT projects, and then trading green coffee, with clients across the globe. He spent a couple of years in Addis Ababa, setting up a sourcing office for a renowned African coffee traders, and in 2014 he founded Neighbourhood along with Chris. Since then, he has done pretty much everything, though these days he focuses on leading the day-to-day operations, strategy, and finances. Outside of coffee, you can find him appreciating good single malt whisky, helping to lead a local church and playing basketball, though not as often as he likes.
Ben was born in Liverpool, and has lived in the greatest city in the world ever since. He studied Sport Therapy at university, but a few years ago he found the specialty coffee industry to be more to his liking. He’s been sponging up knowledge ever since, and now runs the production side of things, including most importantly, ensuring your coffee gets to you (although he does other things as well). His other time is devoted to climbing mountains, rigging PA systems, playing cricket, and working with teenagers at his local church.
Katy joined the team a couple of years ago and heads up our training programmes, as well as looking after wholesale clients. She’s opened and run independent cafe’s, coffee shops and restaurants for several years, and acts as our in-house coffee nerd. She gets super excited about lots of things, but nothing more than helping people make better coffee, whether in a cafe or at home. Outside of the 9 to 5, 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.
Luke joined the team in 2018, relatively fresh from graduating uni in Liverpool, and immediately made everyone more design-conscious. A native of Cheltenham, who is also an avid photographer, a man who makes his own stationary, and now a man who is learning to roast amazing coffees, Luke makes sure that we keep our customers in coffee, so he’s pretty key to the whole operation. If you have received a recent delivery, then he’s the guy who has made it happen, and probably the guy who wrote you a note containing a pun that made you smile.
Favourite coffee roast:
Burundi “What do you bean”
Kev came to the roastery every day in his previous career, working for DPD, the national courier company. He was one of our favourite people, and when he agreed to join the team in 2019, we loved him even more, and still do, because he rocks. He handles despatches, given his vast experience in setting up and running delivery networks, and is often to be found delivering coffee to our local customers in Liverpool, so if you see him, give him a wave or a high-five. Outside of coffee, he’s a big fan of dog-walking, camping, travelling, and great red wine.
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