Who we are

Volcano Coffee Works roastery in Brixton. Photo Charlie Mckay

In 2010, passionate coffee roaster Kurt Stewart founded Volcano Coffee Works.

We were founded on a mission to introduce the world to better coffee - better tasting, better for the environment and better for the people who grow it.

From Kurt’s kitchen to the company’s permanent site in Brixton, Volcano is one of the best coffee roasteries in the UK.

‘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.’

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.

Volcano Coffee Works team photo 2019. Photo Charlie Mckay

Volcano Coffee Works team photo, March 2019

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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

Tom Delaney is our Managing Director. He captains our passionate team.

Tom, Managing Director

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

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

James, Head of Roasting

Michael makes sure we channel the Volcano brand through everything we do. 

Michael, Head of Marketing

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

Myles, Head of Sales

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

Tom, Head of Account Management

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

Anna, Head of Operations and Client Services

James Wise offers the best advice to the cafes and restaurants we supply. Meet James

James, Senior Account Manager

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

Sonya, Operations and Client Services

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