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Meet the Climpsons
These are the people that source, roast and make your coffee
Owner & Founder
Ian started Climpson & Sons as Burgill Coffee in the early 2000s after moving from Australia and seeing a lack of decent coffee in London. The initial years operating a market stall on Broadway Market (which you can still go to today), before setting up a cafe - taking on the name Climpson & Sons, the old Butchers shop. A big fan of DIY he started roasting coffee for himself and his mates, started a brewery and then created the concept of Climpson's Arch by building his own bbq!
Danny has been with Climpson & Sons since 2010 and is known to be the culinary king. Always exploring new cusines, fermentations and recipes he brings a wealth of knowledge to Climpsons and is your go to if you need cooking, wine or travel advice!
Nicole joined the company in 2011, fresh off the boat & in need of a job. After a chance meeting with a Climpson on the side of the road in Brazil she hasn't looked back working her way through various roles, creating a marketing department and developing other areas of the business. Also quite the cupper Nicole 'the palate' Ferris came 2nd in UK Cup Tasters Competition for 2017. @nicoleferris13
Simon moved to the UK in 2013, and jumped on board soon after in need of a job. Over the past few years he has worked his way up through the roasters team to his current role. As a professional hoarder, Simon spends some, if not, all of his time digging through dusty shops for new records to add to his ever expanding collection.
Lena has been with Climpson & Sons since 2011, and has worked about every job you can do here. Starting as a barista in the cafe, moving to the arch to work on the bar at Burnt Enz, then bean packing, before finally ending in her current role. Outside of work, Lena spends her time watching kitten videos on youtube, drinking good wine and delicious cocktails. She’s also a keen grill master, spending a lot her weekends bbq-ing with her friends.
Head of Sales
Henrik joined Climpson’s in 2012 as the Cafe Asst Manager before moving into the honourable craft of selling beans. Prior to the influx of bearded men in London, Henrik was the first and only employee at Climpson’s to have a beard. Outside of Climpson’s, Henrik can be found searching and sampling some of the finest watering holes that London has to offer.
Production Roaster & Quality Control
Manuel started with us in July 2014. Before moving into the production side of our business, Manuel was the Head Barista at our Broadway Market cafe. Manuel moved to the UK in 2011, with little to no knowledge of the English language, you’ll find him checking out the top food and wine spots in London on the weekends with his camera in hand. A regular in the Coffee competition circuit, Manuel was selected as one of the top 16 contenders in the 2016 London & New York Coffee Masters, placing in the Top 5 in London!
Head of Training
Starting nearly 4 years ago in Climpson's Cafe then production and roasting, Dan moved into the education side of the business. Dan can be held responsible for most of the delicious coffees you will have tasted by anyone using Climpson’s coffee and is a qualified SCAE Trainer. Dan spends his time outside of Climpson’s writing and recording music, and modestly says he has the singing voice of a homeless man.
Barista Trainer & Account Manager
Matt started working for Climpson’s in 2011 on the Broadway Market Cart. He joined us full time as the Cafe Manager in 2014, and after a year of the Manager life moved into his latest role. Matt is an avid Crewe Alexandra fan, and despite their constant losing streak is determined this will be their season.
English Aeropress Champion 2016
Arriving in London from Newcastle, Australia in late 2015, Sophie started with us at the start of 2016. A lover of the good food, good music, and cooking good food. Sophie spends her free time discovering London, in a way that embarrasses the rest of us who find it hard to go to the corner shop.
Stacey is our Cafe Manager at our Broadway Market Cafe. She joined the company in 2016, and instantly impressed everyone with her extensive knowledge of coffee, and her drive to learn more. If you're ever looking for information on how to get the best out of your current brew method, then grab Stacey next time you're in the cafe. Stacey often combines her love of travel with coffee jetsetting and discovering the best coffee desitinations around the world.
Cafe Assistant Manager
Davide started with us in July 2016. Originally from Sicily, Davide is an avid espresso drinker, with his weapon of choice being his stovetop. With one of the most infectious smiles we’ve seen you can visit him every Saturday on the Climpson’s Coffee Cart on Broadway Market rain, hail or shine!
George joined the company in 2016, to take on the ever growing work load of Logistics department. Working in coffee for two years, George made the move from slinging lattes to working behind the scenes September 2015. Outside of chasing up delivery companies, George enjoys adventuring in the culinary world and spends a lot of her time thinking about dogs.
Florian has been working at Climpson’s for two years, starting off as a barista in the Broadway Market cafe, before moving into the exciting world of logistics. Florian is currently in training for an Ironman, which involves more running, swimming and cycling than it needs to, and is also a weekday vegan for some reason.
Barista Trainer & Account Executive
Jaya has been working in coffee since 2012 and joined Climpson & Sons in September 2016. Like any self-respecting human, Jaya loves good food & good wine. She also loves spending her time with her adorable daughter. Outside of work, Jaya is a grade 5 at violin, and can impress anyone by playing the 19th century smash hit, Good King Wenceslas.
Production Roaster & Quality Assistant
Will started in 2014 as a Barista in our Broadway Market cafe, before moving into the fulfilling world of bean packing and sample roasting. Will previously lived in Berlin for 4 years. Outside of bean packing, Will is a musician, recording and releasing music, as well as a freelance arts reviewer.
Kieran joined the company in 2016, and dived head first into the Climpson's lifestyle, taking on a role in our incredibly professional 5 a side squad. Which is mainly why we hired him as he is top goal scorer so far this season!
Joe moved to London from Ireland in 2015, and began his journey into the world of coffee immediately. He started working for Climpson & Sons in July 2016, and has been serving superb coffees with a grin ever since. Outside of smiling for a living, Joe can be found either at the gym, with his head in a book, or practising brew methods.
Ricardo is originally from Portugal, but moved to the Uk in February 2016. He started with Climpson's in August 2016 and has been smashing out avocado on toast ever since. When not battling with super foods, Ricardo spends his time working on music.
Moving down from Manchester in 2016, and starting at Climpson's very soon after. Greg has brought his northern charm and enthusiasm to the cafe. When Greg isn't behind the machine serving coffees with a grin on his face, he likes to go rock climbing and play football in our London Coffee Roasters 5 a side tournament.