Eighteen years ago, in West Dulwich, our founder Kurt Stewart showed up with a vintage Italian Piaggio Ape cart, serving his Full Steam Espresso from the footpath off Rosendale Road. All Kurt wanted to do was introduce more people to better coffee (he knew what that was, being a Kiwi as well as a seasoned chef). They kept coming, so Kurt kept going — and he hasn’t stopped. Today, Volcano Coffee Works has a roastery, a café, and a team of 30 people on a mission to build the best coffee company we can, bean by bean. And the first batch of the day is still roasted by Kurt.
To make the kind of coffee we wanted to make, we simply had to be independent. We’ve always surrounded ourselves with people who share the same spirit of independence and changing things up — whether they’re a farmer in Brazil, a barista in an independent café, or someone enjoying a cup of Volcano at The Font.
We think exploring coffee should be fun. We want more people to get to know and love great coffee — so why make it harder than it needs to be? Instead of complicated jargon and snobbery, we go for a more welcoming approach: like flavour descriptions that are more tempting than technical, and human-friendly tips for brewing like a pro with any equipment. We love what we do and we want you to love it, too — and if you’re not sure where to start, we’re always there to help.
Visit wwwvolcanocoffeeworks.com for more info.