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Quirky Coffee Company

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Speciality coffee beans or ground, roasted to perfection for the connoisseur coffee drinker.

10% off monthly coffee

With our speciality coffee subscription plan, you get 10% off on all recurring monthly orders. Choose between our variety of single-origin coffees or adventure yourself by trying our very own Quirky blends.

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Earn Quirky Points to spend

With our Quirky Coffee point reward scheme, with each £1 you spend buying you collect 1 Quirky Point, exchangeable for coffee and gift cards.

100x Quirky points = £5 to spend on the website.

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Coffee gift cards

The perfect Christmas present to send to a loved one. What is better than a gift card for someone to buy their speciality coffee?

Choose from a £10, £25, £50 or £100 gift card, redeemable as and when you wish. You can choose any single-origin speciality coffee or our range of Quirky Coffee blends. Valid for one year.

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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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Indonesia
Kenya  
Bolivia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Nicaragua   
Honduras
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Supporting the coffee farms

As a speciality coffee connoisseur, we take pride in our close collaboration with coffee farms worldwide. Our mission is to ensure that coffee farmers receive fair compensation for their hard work while building long-term relationships that foster stability and facilitate future planning. With our commitment to quality, we can identify the exact location on the farm where your cherries were picked for almost all of our coffees. And for those that we can’t, we’re happy to share the details of the cooperative they work with and our reasons for involvement. Join us in supporting sustainable coffee farming and savouring the unique taste of our speciality coffees.

Our best selling speciality coffees

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

Colombian La Laguna

Relish the sweet and floral flavours of cape gooseberries, caramel and cocoa.

From £8.10
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Costa Rican Tarrazu

Cherish decadent creaminess with big notes of orange and cocoa.

From £8.55
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Bolivian Cafe Femenino

Drink in the flavour of a rich, sweet, Black Forest Gateau. Berries and dark chocolate ooze.

From £8.55
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Quirky Coffee Company reviews

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Excellent4.8 Based on 16 reviews fromAnthony E.Anthony E. ★★★★★ 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.AndrewAndrew ★★★★★ 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. xa ha h ★★★★★ my second favourite place for buy coffee from! highly recommended.James F.James F. ★★★★★ 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!Mason D.Mason D. ★★★★★ 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!Cathy A.Cathy A. ★★★★★ 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.ChrisChris ★★★★★ 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 xlewis M.lewis M. ★★★★★ 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!Jessica W.Jessica W. ★★★★★ 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 CoffeeEleanor A.Eleanor A. ★★★★★ Delicious, flavoursome coffee and excellent customer service.Katie M.Katie M. ★★★★★ 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.salvmacsalvmac ★★★★★ 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.Cruises For F.Cruises For F. ★★★★★ 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.Marion C.Marion C. ★★★★★ A wide selection of coffee and great serviceBen B.Ben B. ★★★★★ Great coffee and prompt delivery. The Nicaraguan La Bastilla Natural is a personal favourite.js_loader

Frequently asked 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 Grade 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 speciality 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. Speciality coffee roasters will always be needed to ensure your speciality coffee is produced to the highest quality and that you get the best coffee.

The term “speciality coffee” was first used in 1974 by Erna Knutsen in the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal. Knutsen used speciality to describe speciality coffee beans with the best coffee flavour produced in unique micro-climates. The coffee trade journal is a great source to stay updated with all the tea and coffee news.

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 bitter and poorly 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.

Speciality 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 sneaky way of saying low-quality. Speciality coffees, however, are of the highest quality.

Try our delicious speciality coffee offerings in our speciality coffee shop, add to your shopping cart, and the next day you can sit back, relax and enjoy that rich speciality 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. Obviously, speciality coffee is a high-quality coffee however, it is spelt.

Is whole bean coffee better than ground coffee?

Undoubtedly, 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; many customers enjoy a perfect brew with pre-ground speciality coffee.

Speciality coffee has a shelf life of 6 months, but from the moment it is roasted to the expiry of those 6 months, the flavour and quality would have diminished incredibly.

Think of your whole-bean coffee as 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!

To buy whole bean speciality coffee, you must invest in a good quality coffee grinder. We recommend a burr grinder rather than a coffee grinder with stainless steel blades.

Whether you buy your speciality coffee ground or whole beans, remember to store them 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 speciality coffee.

How should I brew my speciality coffee?

You can brew your speciality coffee in many ways, and each 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 describe the coffee before it is roasted.

The coffee production process goes through many stages. From coffee farmers lovingly tending to and harvesting their crops 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.

Before the coffee bean is described as green coffee, it 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 before being exported. There are various processes the green coffee bean can take, check out our blog for more.

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