The Best Specialty Coffee in London

The best specialty coffee in London by Mission Coffee Works

In the hustle and bustle of London, where time seems to move at the speed of light, there's one thing that slows down the pace and adds a touch of warmth to the city streets – specialty coffee. With a growing coffee culture, London has become a hub for coffee enthusiasts, offering a wealth of cafes and roasters serving some of the finest brews in the world. So, here’s the Mission Coffee Works list to help you discover the best specialty coffee in London.


Who are the most interesting specialty coffee roasters in London?

Square Mile Coffee Roasters 

Nestled in the vibrant East London, Square Mile stands were among the founding fathers of specialty coffee in London. With a commitment to sourcing the finest beans from around the globe and roasting them to perfection, Square Mile has garnered a loyal following of coffee aficionados. Their dedication to transparency and sustainability ensures that every cup of coffee not only tastes exceptional but also contributes to a better world.

Dark Arts Coffee

For those with a penchant for the unconventional, Dark Arts Coffee offers a sensory adventure like no other. Tucked away in a converted warehouse in Hackney, this avant-garde roastery pushes the boundaries of traditional coffee culture with their bold approach. Drawing inspiration from the worlds of art and music, Dark Arts blends creativity with craftsmanship to produce coffees that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. 

Assembly Coffee

A hidden gem nestled in vibrant Brixton, Assembly is a haven for coffee connoisseurs seeking a refined and elegant brew. With an emphasis on precision and consistency, Assembly Coffee meticulously selects and roasts their beans to create a harmonious balance of flavour and aroma. Whether you prefer a smooth and velvety espresso or a bright and fruity filter coffee, Assembly Coffee offers a sensory experience like no other.

Caravan Coffee Roasters

Caravan Coffee Roasters has been one of the driving forces behind the city's specialty coffee revolution since its inception. The roasters place emphasis on building relationships with coffee producers and investing in ethical sourcing practices. Whether you're in the mood for a classic flat white or a meticulously crafted filter coffee, Caravan delivers a consistently excellent coffee experience that embodies the spirit of London's vibrant coffee culture.

Mission Coffee Works 

The list wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of self love. We certainly think we produce some darn great coffee. And great coffee should be a privilege, so we source some of the most exciting beans on the market and roast them with care. With a commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainable practices, we work closely with farmers and exporters around the world to ensure fair wages and help the industry create better farming. This means you get impactful, unpretentious beans that compete in taste and quality with some of the top roasters in the country. 


Discovering specialty coffee you like

In a city as diverse and dynamic as London, the specialty coffee scene is as varied and vibrant as the people who live in it. From the bustling streets of East London to the quaint cafes of Fitzrovia, specialty coffee has become an integral part of the city's cultural fabric. And, with so many coffee roasters per square mile, Londoners and visitors alike can easily go on a hunt to find the specific flavours and aromas that they like. 


So, whether you're a seasoned coffee connoisseur or a curious newcomer, take a journey through the streets of London and immerse yourself in the world of specialty coffee. With each cup, you'll discover a new layer of complexity and a deeper appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into every bean. Welcome to the vibrant and thriving coffee culture of London – where every sip tells a story and every cup is a celebration of taste and tradition.

And if you’re curious about our range of specialty coffees, why not check it out here?

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