Born from a shared passion of things fast, stylish and tasty, came the realisation of Volcano Coffee Works!
So it began
Kurt and Olaf began their friendship in their late teens, on board vintage scooters, whilst dabbling in the budding independent café revolution in the late 80's New Zealand landscape. Both were inspired by design, function, great food and an obsession for fantastic coffee.
The quest for a decent coffee resumed when the boys met up in London in the early 90's when Kurt was working as a chef and Olaf an international war correspondent cameraman. By the 'naughties, Kurt's attention turned from cuisine to boutique coffee roasting, making him one of the pioneers of the speciality roasting scene we see flourishing in London today. In 2010 the boys got hold of a bit of roasting kit, some old and some new, sourced some great specialty high mountain beans and started roasting them (…and tasting them…and roasting them…and roasting and tasting!).
So here we stand, still obsessing about beautiful coffee. Our team has grown, more family has got involved and we have been joined by other passionate coffee lovers from around the globe.
Now together we produce unique, fresh, high quality, magnificent coffee to satisfy our obsession … Oh, and yours too if you'd like.
It's the kind of world we want to live in!
Our seven values
|Quality||Work only with the best raw materials available, that we're nothing short of proud to use and supply|
|Craftsmanship||Taking time, care and attention in everything we do|
|Accessibility||Be welcoming and open to those with all levels of interest and knowledge in specialty coffee|
|Demystification||Keep it simple, don't over complicate things, deliver the right knowledge at the right time|
|Flavour first||Show our clients what we enjoy, and share our journey in the world of specialty coffee|
|Exceptional Service||Exceed expectations, do more than respond to client needs - assist whenever we can|
|Exploring||Never stop developing, always aiming to learn & improve - committed to discovering new things and methods of work|