Square Mile Coffee Roasters started in a railway arch in East London in April 2008 with three people, one roaster, a push bike for deliveries and a goal of helping grow and foster a culture of great coffee in London.
Ten years on and coffee in London has exploded, turning the city into one of one of the most amazing coffee cultures in the world, and one that we’re very proud to be a part of. We really don’t know where the time has gone, but safe to say, it wouldn’t have been possible without you, our customers.
Whether new or old, cafe or home brewer, we want to say thank you for enjoying our coffee. Thanks for buying and brewing, thanks for sharing it with friends, thanks for giving us feedback on it, and pushing us to be better all the time.
Inevitably this milestone has had us reminiscing, but we can’t let a big anniversary like this pass without some kind of celebration!
We’ve got lots planned, but there are two we want to tell you about today; our Ten For Ten series and what we’ll be doing at the London Coffee Festival.
TEN FOR TEN
What better way to celebrate turning ten than with coffee! Specifically, ten special coffees from the last decade that have been really important to us.
In fact, that’s why we asked you, a little while ago, to name your favourite lots of coffee from the last ten years. These votes, combined with our own thoughts and favourites have been turned into our Ten For Ten series; ten of our most memorable coffees from the last ten years, released over the next ten months to celebrate our tenth birthday.
Each coffee will launch on the first of the month for the rest of the year and be available in limited quantities only for that month. Each will also be adorned with a special commemorative label, which you can collect and keep on a special A3 sticker map.
Look out for more info on the launch of the first coffee, Musasa from Rwanda, on here and our social feeds very soon!
LONDON COFFEE FESTIVAL
Now also seems like a good time to unveil officially that we will be at London Coffee Festival this year (woo!).
As the date of the festival (12th-15th April) is so close to our birthday on the 9th of April, we thought that it only seemed right to turn our stand into a big birthday party celebration!
So for four days we’ll be having some fun and saying thank you. We’ll have games, goody bags and plenty to do, taste and win on the stand (and, of course, coffee and birthday cake), which will be on the ground floor, right opposite the main entrance.
If you’re going to be at LCF, make sure you come say hello, see what we’re up to and celebrate with us.