About us

Our story

Coffee for events company Routes Coffee began when two best friends travelled back to the UK from Australia with a newfound love for good coffee. On our journey home, we stopped in over 30 countries learning from farmers, distributors, roasters and baristas. This first-hand experience enabled us to bring back an unseen level of expertise and passion to the UK.

We spent time in some of the worlds most reputable coffee shops known globally for their incredible coffee and customer service. From the business districts of Singapore to the back streets of Beijing, we couldn’t believe the love and dedication people shared for the industry.

Arriving back in the UK after 3 years, we worked our way around London cafés, searching for the quality we had experienced overseas. With only a handful of places living up to expectation, we started Routes Coffee. We wanted to intertwine our love of coffee and travel, offering our service at any location at any time, whilst having minimal impact on our environment.

Skip forward 4 years and Routes Coffee provides the UK’s event scene with incredible coffee for events, unbeatable service and good vibes. Now well-rehearsed in festivals, pop-ups and corporate events, Routes is set up to attend multiple events all around the country at any given time. Find out more about our event coffee here.

We take great pride in our coffee at every stage to make sure that we’re consistently sourcing, roasting and crafting the perfect cup. We accurately micro-roast our own speciality coffee on a Giesen Coffee Roaster in Oxford, using sustainably sourced green beans. Our coffee is now available to buy wholesale and in our online shop.

Coffee blogs

Latte Art: Heidi Philip-Smith’s 10 Top Tips

Latte Art: Heidi Philip-Smith’s 10 Top Tips

My name is Heidi Philip-Smith and I’m a 3x UK Latte Art finalist & 2017 World Latte Art competitor. I have been lucky enough to work with some of the UK’s leading latte artists including 6x UK champ Dhan Tamang and ‘latte art Read more

The Beginning of Routes Coffee Roasters

The Beginning of Routes Coffee Roasters

Coffee Roasters Routes Coffee always dreamt of one day roasting our own beans. Experimenting, learning and developing our skills in coffee and ultimately improving our event coffee service. Read more

Routes Coffee Top 10 Coffee Shops of the World

Routes Coffee Top 10 Coffee Shops of the World

Back in 2013/14 when dreadlocks and bleached blonde hair was cool, Jim & I found ourselves travelling through the Eastern hemisphere, visiting some of the coolest coffee shops, cafes and coffee roasters we could find. Read more