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 Best English AeroPress Recipe

Two weeks ago, Climpson & Sons took a trip over to Dublin for the World of Coffee Festival. As well as having our own stand, we also took the opportunity to enjoy some of the other offerings and events taking place.
On the Wednesday we hosted a cupping club with Clement and Pekoe at Indigo & Cloth. It’s always great to do cuppings outside of London, as it helps to collate feedback on our coffee from new and unique perspectives. One of the most exciting parts of our trip was watching our very own Matt Randell compete in the World Aeropress Competition. Earlier in the year, Matt was crowned English Aeropress Champion, and was in Dublin for his shot at the title of World Champion.

Trip to Origin: El Salvador

In February this year I embarked on a two week journey through Central America to source coffees for the year ahead. My first week was spent in El Salvador with visits to the producing regions of Apaneca-Ilamatepec and Usulután to cup through this years harvest and gain insight into the work of producers and our import partners.

Welcome and Grab a Drink from the Coffee Masters

Those who are familiar with Climpson & Sons probably already know that a lot of what we do goes beyond our London Fields Roastery and our flagship cafe on Broadway Market. Aside from our wholesale operation, we also take part in a wide variety of events like the Coffee Masters and Brewer's Cup Competitions at this year's London Coffee Festival, Coffee In Good Spirits at Generation Coffee, the Roasting Competition at the Glasgow Coffee Festival, Cup North in Manchester and England Aeropress Championships. A good deal of time these past few years has also been spent looking at the way we source and roast our coffee, working towards building sustainable relationships with partners along the whole line of production, as well as further developing existing relationships with customers, new and old, foreign and domestic.

The 2016 Climpson's Coffee Champs!

Well, what a week! Monday saw us host our in house Climpson’s Coffee Champs at Climpson’s Arch, and Tuesday was the turn for our Wholesale Customers.

Our wholesale competition was broken down into 4 sections; an opening latte art battle, an order challenge, dialling in an espresso and a final blind cupping.

The London Coffee Festival 2016

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

Signature Drinks of the Coffee Masters!

Become a Coffee Master yourself and learn how to make the Signature Drinks of Manuel & Yuko, ...

Manuel and the Coffee Masters 2016

London Coffee Festival April 7th-10th 2016 Coffee Masters is a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary glo...

Yuko and the Coffee Masters

London Coffee Festival April 7th-10th 2016 Yuko Inoue is the Head of Coffee at Timberyard and we ...

Brewers Cup Heat

BRIGHTON 19 & 20 MARCH 2016 The SCAE Brewers Cup heats took place at One Church in Brighton t...

Climpson's On Tour

Amsterdam Coffee Festival 18-20 March 2016 Amsterdamned If You Don't We sent two of the Climpson'...

Silo X Longberry Coffee Waste Dinner

Silo X Longberry Coffee Waste Dinner - 19th March. To coincide with the Brighton heat of the SCAE...

Coffee waste recycling with Bio-bean

Here at Climpson & Sons we are passionate about coffee, but we also understand the impact our...

Climpson's on tour: Oromia Union, Ethiopia (pt1)

   Climpson's on tour: Tom visits Ethiopia Following our incredibly educational sourcing trip to ...

Climpson's on Tour: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

Tom Haigh, Head of Green Coffee at Climpson & Sons, visited the Kilenso Mokinesa Cooperative ...

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 ...

Cauca Best Cup Competition

  Nicole and Tom travelled to Colombia last year, for the first official Climpson’s origin trip. ...
Climpson's on Tour: Out of the Box, Milan

Climpson's on Tour: Out of the Box, Milan

Climpson's on Tour: Out of the Box, Milan 23 - 25 October 2015      La Marzocco make some of the ...
UK Roasting Champs

UK Roasting Champs

UK Roasting Champs Glasgow Coffee Festival 17 October 2015 This year was the first ever UK Roaste...

Focus on Origin: Bogota Coffee Scene

Bogota’s Coffee Scene Nicole spent a few days in Bogota on her way to the Cauca Region and found ...

L.C. at Climpson's Arch

Climpson's Arch, also home to Climpson & Sons Coffee Roastery & Cafe, offers a platform f...

Focus on origin: Costa Rica

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

Climpson's Coffee Champs

The Climpson’s Coffee Champs 2015 Tuesday August 11 2015 Round one saw two baristas at a time bat...

Focus on origin: Mexico

Mexico There are many challenges facing Mexico’s Specialty coffee production, which is unfortunat...

Focus on origin: Ethiopia

    Focus on Origin: Ethiopia Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, produces some of the most excep...

Climpson's on tour: World of Coffee, Gothenburg

In June 2015, we sent a small contingency to the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) ...

Focus on origin: El Salvador

     Skilled and passionate farming techniques, transparent traceability, rich volcanic soil, hig...

Simon's trip to Origin

Our Head Roaster Simon journeyed back to the Land of the Long White Cloud - New Zealand. New Zeal...

Project Waterfall

UK Coffee Week for Project Waterfall 4 – 10 May 2015 Clean drinking water is a basic human right ...

London Coffee Festival

    The Climpsons were out in full force at the London Coffee Festival over the May Bank holiday....

Focus on origin: Kenya

The British first introduced coffee growing into Kenya in the early 1900’s and by the 1950’s the ...

The low down on cupping

What is cupping? If you aren’t familiar with the term then firstly, get your mind out of the gutt...

Focus on Origin: Rwanda

Growing Regions: Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Provinces; Lake Kivu washing stations be...

A trip to Doi Chaang Coffee Farm

MD of Climpson & Sons, Danny Davies, journeyed to Chiang Rai in the far north of Thailand whe...

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...