Who we are

In 2010, coffee roaster Kurt Stewart founded Volcano Coffee Works on a mission to introduce the world to better coffee - better tasting, better for the environment and better for the people who grow it.

Blended with a chef’s acute sense of taste and a New Zealander’s unquenchable thirst for high quality coffee, Kurt’s coffee is admired around the world.

‘For me selling coffee the way we do, where everything is traceable, is all about making people think about where it comes from and the impact it’s having across the whole chain.’

From Kurt’s kitchen to the company’s permanent site in Brixton, Volcano is one of the best coffee roasters in London. We work with partners all over the world who actively engage in promoting sustainability and community-based improvements to ensure that our successes benefit the entire supply chain and beyond, from direct initiatives at origin to local communities here in the UK.

It takes many more hands to produce small batch, speciality coffee than it does to turn out commodity coffee, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Kurt, Founder

Growing up in New Zealand, grinding coffee was a weekend treat for Kurt Stewart. In 2010, he turned passion to career when he founded Volcano Coffee Works with his best friend Olaf. Link to page

Meet the team

These are just some of the amazing people who make our company run.

Emma Loisel is our company’s Chairperson. She keeps us all in line!

Emma, Chairperson

Emilie keeps us driving towards a point of being sustainable in our positive impact.

Emilie, Director of Finance

Nick Mabey, 2018 UK Roasters champ, makes sure our products are the best. Meet Nick

Nick, Head of Product

Ashlee's team ensures that your coffee arrives to you fresh and on time, every time.

Ashlee, Operation Manager

Senina joined us as a barista with a dream of roasting coffee. Now she's on the roaster everyday.

Senina, Production Roaster

James sources our coffee from all around the world, making sure they reach our ethical trading standards.

James, Head of Roasting

Matthew heads up our team of packers, who work tirelessly to hand-pack your coffee every week.

Packing team

James Wise (Coffee Masters champion 2017) offers the best advice to the cafes we supply. Meet James

James, Senior Account Manager

Want to serve or sell Volcano coffee at your site? Myles will tell you about training and support.

Myles, Head of Sales

Tom's team looks after our wholesale clients, helping their coffee service run smoothly.

Tom, Head of Account Management

Want our coffee supplied in your office? Anna supports our corporate accounts including WeWork.

Anna, National Business Development Manager

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