If the success of last month’s Bristol Coffee Festival is anything to go by, then the city is full of coffee enthusiasts. But there’s plenty of room for more as Origin Coffee has launched its first Bristol cafe in Redcliffe. Making this the independent B Corp speciality coffee roasters’ seventh site in the UK – but the first outside of Cornwall and London.
Located on Victoria Street, in the heart of the city’s centre, Origin Cafe aims to be the perfect location for commuters, locals, and visitors alike. The café itself has been designed as a community space. Somewhere that coffee enthusiasts and those simply looking for a quiet space to unwind can go, as well as being able to host people-led events and brewing courses.
“Bristol is a big move for us but we’re really excited to finally open our doors,” said Owner and Founder, Tom Sobey. “It’s our first café outside of London and Cornwall and this city feels like the perfect place to open. We love to be surrounded by like-minded, sustainably conscious businesses and people. As well as creating a beautiful coffee shop for the Bristol community to enjoy, our new site will act as an education and technical hub, allowing us to offer a great level of service to our wholesale customers in the West.”
Founded in 2004, Origin Coffee is one of the longest-standing speciality coffee roasters in the UK. The multi-award-winning roaster is bound by one ethos: to source incredible coffee in a sustainable way. At the Bristol cafe, you’ll find this founding principle upheld still, with a rotating coffee menu featuring single-origin coffees that showcase Origin’s “world-class coffee programme”.
Working with interior designer Megan Sadler, the Bristol location has been renovated as a continuation of the brand’s roastery cafe in Porthleven, Cornwall. Continuing the industrial aesthetic, it features a handmade terracotta floor and natural Devon lime plaster walls. Plus, there are plenty of custom-made elements throughout the site too, like the coffee cups, which were handmade by local ceramicist Sam Marks.
The location will also be fitted with an education space used to host workshops and training for both professional baristas and at-home coffee enthusiasts looking to hone their craft. Bristol customers can also collect and redeem loyalty points at Origin’s new app. To learn more or book a workshop head to the website here.