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Speciality coffees roasted to perfection for the connoisseur coffee drinker.

Speciality coffee beans,

gifts & coffee subscriptions

Speciality coffees roasted to perfection

for the connoisseur coffee drinker.

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Quirky Coffee Co

Speciality coffee,

gifts & subscriptions

Speciality coffee roasted to perfection
in the UK and shipped worldwide

Our coffees
Quirky news

Speciality coffee subscription

New monthly option on all products, receive 10% off any speciality coffee subscription

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Speciality coffee taster box

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Quirky coffee beans regions of cultivation

Take a look at the coffee belt, check where the Quirky coffees come from and choose your favourite

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Sumatra
Kenya  
King Alfred Blend
Southsea Blend
Lonchura Malacca Blend
Topaza Pyra Blend
Peru
Colombia
Costa Rica
Nicaragua    
Honduras
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Sumatra
Kenya  
King Alfred Blend
Southsea Blend
Lonchura Malacca Blend
Topaza Pyra Blend
Peru
Colombia
Costa Rica
Nicaragua    
Honduras
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Sumatra
Kenya  
King Alfred Blend
Southsea Blend
Lonchura Malacca Blend
Topaza Pyra Blend
Peru
Colombia
Costa Rica
Nicaragua    
Honduras

100% Arabica coffee

There is not just one perfect artisan coffee bean

Everyone is ‘quirky’ and each of our customers have their own ‘perfect’ preference – which is yours?

We also appreciate that everyone has their own desired way to brew a fantastic coffee – perhaps you like to pour an espresso or use a French press (cafetière), stove-top, a V60 or AeroPress. How do you brew yours?

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Espresso

Espresso is an extraction by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through your finely ground Quirky Coffee Co coffee beans.

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Cafetière

A relaxing way to enjoy your Quirky Coffee – the slow plunge will leave you with the perfect brew to drink slowly, kick back and chill.

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Aeropress

A convenient way to have a perfect brew. The slow manual pressure results in a smooth and rich coffee experience.

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Turkish

To experience a unique way of brewing your Quirky Coffee, try the Turkish method. Boiled to a froth and then poured into teeny tiny cups.

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Pour-Over – V60 / Chemex

Versatile and delicious, you can personalise your pour to just the way you like it. The results are in your hands.

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Moka Pot

A charming way to brew resulting in a much stronger tasting coffee. The laws of physics apply to this brew that requires some skill.

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Whole bean

Do you grind your own beans? Enjoy your Quirky Coffee Co whole beans just the way you like them. The aroma will hit you straightaway.

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Raw green beans

Serious about roasting, then you may like to purchase our beans as a raw green bean to conjure up your magic at home.

Quirky Coffee reviews

See what people think about Quirky Coffee Company

Really great coffee coupled with superb service and very helpful people to deal with. You just can't do better than to get your beans from quirky.
Anthony E.
Anthony E.
17:19 28 Sep 21
I was quite excited to get a subscription as a gift. However, in my opinion the emphasis of this company appears to me to be a lot more "quirky" than coffee orientated.It's simply not suitable for... people show like "real" coffee. The New Forest blend is particularly poor.Try before committing to any subscription.read more
Anthony E.
Anthony E.
12:02 12 Sep 21
Amazing Coffee!! Used to buy our coffee at the big shops like tesco or sainsbury but when we came across Quirky Coffee at a fair in Portsmouth, we never went back to buying coffee elsewhere. Can't... believe what we were missing out on. I think a lot of people are unaware of how easy it is to switch to much better coffee, we are just so used to getting everything from the big stores. And of course your coffee is going to taste way better if you switch and get your coffee from a business that specialise in just coffee, I guess its just easly over looked and people are unware of alternative options like quirky coffee. For example, we absolutely love the Organic Sumatra Mandheling coffee, a must try! Perfect for those who like black (strong) or latte (not so strong and lovely creamy taste).Also, its so great to support smaller businesses other than the big shops like Tesco all the time.Customer service is amazing, I had an issue with one of my many orders and they resolved the matter very quickly.Thank you Michelle and the team! Looking forward to our next monthly subscribed order already. xread more
Andrew
Andrew
09:46 08 Jul 21
my second favourite place for buy coffee from! highly recommended.
a h
a h
15:24 28 Apr 21
I accidentally messed up on the delivery address of a gift box and a solution was quickly put in place by Michelle with hands down the best customer service I've ever experienced. The coffee's also... brilliant - would really recommend!read more
James F.
James F.
13:51 01 Mar 21
great customer service . Thanks Michelle
That'sAlright
That'sAlright
08:43 30 Oct 20
I bought the Nicaraguan blend and it is so much better than supermarket filter coffee, the website is amazing and easy to find what you want! Delivery was alot faster than expected! Highly... recommended for great coffee!read more
Mason D.
Mason D.
11:54 21 Jul 20
Great service and gorgeous coffee. I particularly like the helpful descriptions of the different beans. Lots to learn - I ordered three different types to try, wasn’t particularly keen on one... purchase but thought it would do well as a latte. Michelle suggested some iced coffee ideas that had never occurred to me to try! Well worth exploring the additional info on the site, not just the shop.read more
Cathy A.
Cathy A.
15:48 30 May 20
Michelle, the owner, is great! There was some confusion (on my part, through no fault of hers or the company's) and it was resolved rapidly. It's no understatement to say that Michelle really went... over and above in her customer service. Probably the best communicatuon I've ever received anywhere. Oh and the coffee is tastyyy. Worth every penny. Lovely beanz xread more
Christopher S.
Christopher S.
07:04 21 Apr 20
Tried a few of the different flavours and what I will say is they are all amazing!The smooth rich flavours of all the coffees will leave even the most experienced coffee drinkers wanting more!
lewis M.
lewis M.
09:09 02 Feb 20
The Organic Sumatra Mandheling is rich and intense with a lovely smooth flavor. Leaves you wanting more. I wish it was on sale in Australia.
Craig M.
Craig M.
11:25 15 Oct 18
Quirky Coffee Co is one of the best brands of coffee I have had!The Organic Sumatra Mandheling is my favourite, it is that good I brought some back to Australia to have here. The coffee is smooth... and easy to drink, the perfect way to start the day! Great value for money. Now the challenge is to find a coffee brand just as good in Australia.read more
Ellie M.
Ellie M.
11:16 15 Oct 18
If you love coffee you'll love these speciality coffees from quirky coffee. I have tried a few and loved them all but the biggest surprise was the decaf. It's by far the best I've ever had and tastes... exactly like real coffee!! Fantastic coffee, fast delivery and great value for money. Thank you Quirky Coffeeread more
Jessica W.
Jessica W.
05:59 31 Aug 18
Delicious, flavoursome coffee and excellent customer service.
Eleanor A.
Eleanor A.
09:32 30 Aug 18
A speciality coffee that is indeed just that ! A unique and delicious coffe and excellent customer care will make you want to go back for more.
Katie M.
Katie M.
09:06 30 Aug 18
Next day delivery and great customer service - I bought some Nicaraguan Maragogype beans, which had been lightly roasted to produce a delicious, sweet, fruity coffee with a citrus-y tang. I will... definitely try more Quirky beans.read more
salvmac
salvmac
21:39 21 Aug 18
I am a lover of good quality coffee. These blends have to be my favourite of all time. I have travelled the World and these must be on par with the finest blends around. I will certainly continue to... buy these products in the future and I am glad I have discovered this unique company.read more
Cruises For F.
Cruises For F.
15:31 18 Aug 18
A wide selection of coffee and great service
Marion C.
Marion C.
13:40 14 Aug 18
Fantastic range of flavours and excellent service
Marion C.
Marion C.
07:08 14 Aug 18
Great coffee and prompt delivery. The Nicaraguan La Bastilla Natural is a personal favourite.
Ben B.
Ben B.
19:54 13 Aug 18
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Our most requested speciality coffees

All our coffee beans are carefully selected and roasted right here in the UK

Frequently asked speciality coffee questions

What is speciality coffee?

Speciality coffees are scored on a 100 point scale. Coffee scores above 80 points defined by the SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) are classified as Speciality Coffee. The grading starts with the coffee farmer and the coffee will go through a process called “cupping”, which detects how many defects the bean has. The scoring is as follows:

  • 90-100 – Outstanding – Specialty
  • 85-99.99 – Excellent – Specialty
  • 80-84.99 – Very Good – Specialty
  • < 80.0 – Below Specialty Quality – Not Specialty

Coffee Professionals always want to ensure those specialty coffee beans produce the perfect cup. So whether you enjoy your speciality coffee brewed at home or barista prepared in a speciality coffee shop you will know you are drinking the best coffees from around the world.

The term “specialty coffee” was first used in 1974 by Erna Knutsen in the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal. Knutsen used specialty to describe speciality coffee beans with the best coffee flavour which are produced in special micro-climates.

Does speciality grade coffee differ in taste to regular non-speciality coffee?

As ardent speciality coffee drinkers, we think so! Speciality coffee has a smooth taste and delicious flavour, while regular ground coffee can be very bitter and of poor quality. Tastes can differ, from coffee supplier, coffee roaster and/or depending on the farmer, the speciality coffee beans and the specific speciality coffee roasters too.

Specialty coffee flavour quality can be subjective and depends on the coffee buyer’s palette or what coffee you are used to. In our opinion, regular coffee is a really sneaky way of saying low-quality. Specialty coffees however are of the highest quality.

Try for yourself our delicious specialty coffee offerings in our specialty coffee shop, add to your shopping cart and the next day you can sit back, relax and enjoy that rich specialty coffee taste.

Is there a difference between specialty coffee and speciality coffee?

No, just the spelling. In the United States of America, it is called Specialty Coffee and in the UK we call it Speciality Coffee.

Is whole bean coffee better than ground coffee?

There is no doubt that whole bean coffee is always the best way to buy coffee however not everyone owns a coffee grinder! There is nothing wrong with buying ground coffee and many of our customers enjoy a perfect brew with pre-ground speciality coffee.

Coffee has a shelf life of 6 months but from the moment it is roasted to the expiry of that 6 month period the flavour and quality would have diminished incredibly.

Think of your whole bean coffee like fresh fruit and vegetables… if you cut an apple it will become vulnerable to the natural chemical processes that will diminish the quality – this is the same for whole bean speciality coffee!

If you are going to start buying whole bean speciality coffee it is really important that you invest in a good quality coffee grinder, we would recommend a burr grinder rather than a coffee grinder that has stainless steel blades.

Whether you decide to buy your speciality coffee ground or as whole beans, remember to store it properly. Keep the bag sealed and stored in a dry, dark place. You want to ensure that you do not expose your freshly roasted speciality coffee to excess oxygen and moisture so that you will enjoy your cup of coffee.

How should I brew my speciality coffee?

There are many ways that you can brew your speciality coffee and each type of brewing method will give you different results. Here is a list of different brewing methods:

  • Espresso machine
  • Cafetiere
  • V60
  • Aeropress
  • Moka Pot (aka Stove-top)

There is no best way to brew from this list it will all come down to your palate and how you want to make your speciality coffee, but rest assured, the single origin coffee you choose will make for a great coffee.

I've heard about green coffee beans, what are they?

In the coffee industry, green coffee beans are how the coffee is described before it is roasted.

The coffee production process goes through many stages. From a coffee farmer lovingly tending to and harvesting their crop to coffee professionals purchasing high-quality coffee from them. Green coffee buyers will seek out the best single origin coffees from around the world before being exported to speciality coffee roasters across the globe! Coffee producers work very hard, along with their families to ensure that year after year their crop is sought after.

Prior to the coffee bean being described as green coffee, it actually starts its life as a cherry. When at the right stage the coffee cherry will be harvested and inside is a seed, the seed is what we know as the coffee bean. All cherries have two coffee beans in them apart from a peaberry… this is when only one coffee bean is within the cherry!

The coffee beans are then put through a process prior to being exported. There are a variety of different processes that the green coffee bean can take, check out our blog to find out more.

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