Community Noticeboard: Where to find your local cup of Climpsons

Community Noticeboard: Where to find your local cup of Climpsons

We’ve been updating our virtual noticeboard over the last 3 months; sharing re-openings, new vent...

Q&A with Indochina Coffee: Ethical Sourcing in Speciality Coffee

Shirani Gunawardena and Christian Steenberg began Indochina Coffee in 2015 when living in Bangkok, redrawing the speciality coffee map to showcase South East Asian coffees in the UK and Europe. Building relationships with coffee producers through Myanmar, China and the Phillipines, we’ve worked with these two over the last few years to bring the best of the region's speciality coffee to Climpsons, including our most recent edition of The Fields - Ywangan from Myanmar. After working in equality, human rights and social justice, Indochina strive to ensure fairness and transparency across the supply chain, staying true to the Climpsons ethos of developing long-term, sustainable relationships with farmers and producers.


We’ve had the chance to pick Christian and Shirani’s brain on what it means to be an ethical coffee business in 2020 and what to expect from the region in the coming years.

One of the Best in Show: Finca San Jeronimo, Guatemala

I was lucky enough to visit Guatemala this year and visit our long-time coffee producer partner, the Bressani Family of Finca San Jeronimo. Our relationship with them goes back to 2016 and we were one of the first to buy his specialty coffees through Coffee Bird in the UK. At the time, I thought it was a delightful Guatemalan coffee with some great aspects of social, environmental and economic practices. A great story. 

However, upon visiting earlier this year, my expectations were surpassed and many assumptions were blown out of the water. It has profoundly changed the way I think about coffee and what ‘sustainability’ actually is - and isn’t.

Origin Trip to Brazil: Part 2

Brazil is the biggest producer of coffee in the world. It's too expensive to produce coffee ther...

Fresh crop African coffees are here.

As things ramp up here at Climpson and Sons and the new year begins to hit its stride, we're happy to announce the new coffees that will be appearing on shelves and in the webshop over the next couple of weeks. The start of the year is always an exciting time in the world of specialty coffee, as we start to receive shipments from many of our favourite coffee growing regions in Africa. As these begin to arrive in February and March, we will be introducing three incredible new coffees into our singles range.
It's all about the flavour with our new season coffees.

It's all about the flavour with our new season coffees.

Some of the most exciting fresh crop coffees to hit the Climpson's range.

Regular Climpson & Sons customers will probably have noticed that over the last few months, our selection has had a strong focus on flavours from Central America. We've featured coffees from Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama, revisiting old favourites from last year's range and introducing some new ones into the line up. As a coffee growing region, Central America is perpetually developing, and the results each year we've come back have grown progressively more rewarding.

Aquiares- Costa Rica

As we launch the new Fields, it also gives us the perfect opportunity to talk a little bit about how we source our beans, and the steps we go through to bring you some the finest and most delicious flavours you'll find anywhere.

The London Coffee Festival 2016

London Coffee Festival, April 7th-10th 2016 Climpson's on tour The 2016 London Coffee Festival to...

Climpson Estate - excellence reiterated

After celebrating our 10th Anniversary here at Climpson & Sons last year we found ourselves i...

Decaf: The underdog?

Decaf: The underdog? Maybe it’s time to give it a second crack. By Bernadette Lawler Ladies and ...

Focus on origin: Costa Rica

Coffee production in Costa Rica is a great example of a countries reaction to evolving global spe...

What's in the Hopper: Cascara

This month we shy away from coffee we have roasted to chat about the natural bi-product of the co...

What's in the hopper? Seasonal Espresso v2: Winter

The winter espresso blend v2 is here!  The idea behind this blend, is to take the freshest, in se...

What's in the hopper: Seasonal Blend, Winter espresso

The winter instalment of our seasonal espresso combines coffees of the season into a winter warmu...

A little word on our roasting process

All of the coffee we serve and supply is roasted with meticulous attention to detail on our Lorin...

What's in the hopper? El Amate, Guatemala

This coffee has been lovingly sourced from Marta of Coffee Bird, a 6thgeneration Guatemalan coffe...

What's in the hopper: Seasonal Blend, Christmas Edition

  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… We wanted to celebrate a little differently this ...

What's in the hopper? Kiunyu, Kenya

FACTORY – Kiunyu COOPERATIVE – Karithathi FCS ALTITUDE – 1644 masl LOCATION – Ngariama, Gichugu D...

Brew it yourself: Geisha La Esperanza as a V60

Climpson’s Head Barista Nicky sheds some light on brewing the ultimate v60 with the Geisha.  Put...

What's in the hopper? Geisha La Esperanza, Colombia

Origin: Colombia Name of the growers: Granja La Esperanza Farm: Herrera’s Family Farm Altitude: 1...

What's in the hopper? Doi Chaang Decaf

Whats in the hopper? Doi-Caff – Doi Chaang Decaf, Swiss Water Process We love Doi Chaang coffees...

New season Sidamo Sasaba to go into the Climpson Estate

Exciting times! The Sidamo from Sasaba washing station in Oromia State (Ethiopia) has landed. Fro...

Brew Guide: V60 + El Martillo, El Salvador = Heaven

Our Head Barista Nicky talks through her recipe to success with the  gorgeous combo of v60 and th...

What's in the hopper? El Martillo, El Salvador

FARM: El Martillo WET MILL: Las Cruces PRODUCER: Jose Antonio Salaverria ALTITUDE: 1650 masl REGI...

Coffee Review.com Reviewed some UK coffees - including ours!

Reviews of Coffees from the United Kingdom by Ron Walters, www.coffeereview.com  (taken from http...

Same same, but different : Washed vs Natural processed coffees from Finca La Argentina in Nicaragua

  WASHED VS NATURAL PROCESSED COFFEES The Fields V2: Come Again Another Day has two coffees from ...

What's in the hopper? Narino, Colombia.

Varietal: Caturra, Colombia and Castillo Altitude: 1700 – 2500 masl Processing Method: Fully wash...

What's in the hopper? Colombia Narino

Varietal: Caturra, Colombia and Castillo Altitude: 1700 – 2500 masl Processing Method: Fully wash...

Workshop in Berkhamsted at Here Cafe

Tom Haigh, Head Trainer and all round nice guy conducted a workshop at Here Cafe in Berkhamsted o...

Have you tried our new blend The Fields?

Our new blend THE FIELDS celebrates our history, roots in London Fields/Broadway Market and our i...

What's in the hopper: Doyo Co-op, Ethiopia

Farm - Doyo Cooperative – approximately 430 small holder farmers Altitude– 1800-2100masl Location...

What's in the hopper? Kiawamaruru, Kenya

The Kiamaruru from Kenya is a must try this season. FARM – Kiawamaruru ALTITUDE – 1600 to 1800mas...

What's in the hopper? Rwanda Gisuma

This coffee is a headlining act in our Winter Espresso. The Gisuma washing station is located in ...

What's in the hopper: Rwanda Buf

Coffee: Buf Nyarusiza 100% Red Bourbon Farm: Buf Café’s Nyarusiza washing station and surrounding...

Whats in the hopper? Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Knots Family Farm

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is one of the classic and most sought after coffees in the world. What is s...

Brew-it-yourself: The "I promise its not mine, baby" Aeropress

It looks like a contraption straight out of a hemp store or perhaps an erotica shop , but in actu...