Our Story

Coffee Central was founded in 2003 as a coffee and equipment wholesaler buying and selling coffee to the East Midlands area. Managing Director Gavin Dow got his first break in the coffee Industry straight out of University selling commercial coffee machines, but he really caught the coffee bug after a 6 month trip to Australia and New Zealand in 2002. The following year he founded Coffee Central.
Fast forward to 2012 and, having always bought coffee from a roaster, driven by a desire to supply only quality ethically sourced coffees Gavin took the decision to start roasting coffee in house. The company moved to brand new commercial premises and invested in twin 15 kilo drum roasters.
Since then the company has added passionate and enthusiastic coffee people in all areas of the business to form an experienced and dedicated team of 8.
Today, we supply a wide variety of wholesale coffee customers across the mainland UK with small-batch roasted speciality coffee and you can also buy our coffee through our website to enjoy at home.
Our coffee ethos is about making speciality coffee accessible. We work closely with the UK’s best green bean importers to source top quality ethically sourced coffee from all over the world building relationships and ensuring the farms we buy from are sustainable and profitable for the farmers and their workers.