Welcome to Volcano Coffee Works

Volcano Coffee Works was founded by Kurt Stewart in 2010.

Eleven years ago Kurt founded Volcano Coffee Works - an ethical roastery that would bring the great tasting coffees he had grown up with in New Zealand to the UK, while supporting the livelihoods of the communities who grow and produce it. 

From a coffee cart on the streets of West Norwood to our state-of-the-art roastery in Brixton, Volcano has grown to a team of 30 passionate people. Kurt remains the beating heart of our family and continues to roast the first batch of coffee of the day.

Read the full story on How It All Began here

Our ethos

We believe coffee can be a force for good. We believe in environmentally sustainable and ethically traded coffee, and work with partners all over the world who actively engage community-based improvements. Our ethical trading principles ensure that our successes benefit the entire supply chain and beyond, from direct initiatives at origin to local communities here in the UK.

Your coffee

Great coffee doesn’t have to be complicated. We do the hard work so you can enjoy a great tasting cup every time, confident that the coffee you chose to drink has a real and positive impact.

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Read about our sister award winning London coffee roastery Assembly

Kurt, Founder

When Kurt Stewart was growing up in rural New Zealand, grinding fresh coffee was an activity that brought the family together every weekend. When Kurt moved to London as a chef in 1994, he continued to seek out the best coffee he could get his hands on to continue his Sunday morning ritual. 

In 2010 Kurt founded Volcano Coffee Works - an ethical roastery that would bring the great tasting coffees he had grown up with to the UK while supporting the livelihoods of the communities who grow and produce it. 

From a coffee cart on the streets of West Norwood to our state-of-the-art roastery in Brixton, Kurt remains the beating heart of our family and continues to roast the first batch of coffee every day. 

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

Kurt is the founder of Volcano. Day to day you will find him roasting your coffee.

Kurt, Founder

Kate heads up the brand and makes sure we channel Kurt's passion for great coffee in everything we do.

kate@volcanocoffeeworks.com

Kate, Brand Director

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

nick@volcanocoffeeworks.com

Nick, Director of coffee

Need some help? Sonya is on the end of the phone to assist with your ordering and delivery queries

sonya@volcanocoffeeworks.com

Sonya, operations and client services

Tom's team looks after our wholesale customers, helping their coffee services run smoothly.

tom@volcanocoffeeworks.com

Tom, Head of account management

Georgia is behind all our social media accounts, emails and reposting all your stories.

georgia@volcanocoffeworks.com

Georgia, Assistant brand manager

Tanit manages all the WeWork sites.

tanit@volcanocoffeeworks.com

Tanit, Account Manager WeWork

James ensures that everything runs smoothly in our production site and roasts some of the coffee.

james@volcanocoffeeworks.com

James, Head of Production

alessandro@volcanocoffeeworks.com

ALe, head of technical

jess@volcanocoffeeworks.com

Jess, finance

sobi@volcanocoffeeworks.com

Sobi, Finance assistant

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