Ian Burgess at Climpson and Sons

On returning to England at the start of the millennium, Ian Burgess set up a stall selling coffee of the same high quality he had enjoyed while living in Australia. After a few years running the stall he set up a permanent café in an old butchers shop in Broadway Market - Climpson & Sons. Then in 2005 he purchased his first coffee roaster and created a new business supplying the busy café with freshly roasted beans. 

Climpson & Sons soon became known as one of the pioneers of this new “third wave” of coffee style, exploring new coffee origins and presenting consistent and intelligently crafted coffee for the retail and wholesale market. The café continues to supply amazing coffee to an ever-growing base of regulars, while the roastery has moved to dedicated premises in a nearby railway arch and now supplies coffee across the capital.

Climpson & Sons Coffee Roasters, Arch 374, Helmsley Place, E8 3SB