What will you be showcasing at the show?

First and foremost we will be showcasing our speciality coffee offering. Our goal is to source, roast and craft speciality coffee from the heart of Hackney – and then share it with the world. Hand-in-hand with that comes our commitment to training and support of our wholesale customers, and we will have our team ready to talk everything coffee.

Tell us about what you see as the key current opportunities and challenges for the sector right now?

Speciality coffee is going mainstream. 

Challenges: pricing (competing with commercial coffee), barista staff turnover and shortage, perhaps due to low wages. 

Opportunities: innovations enabling accessible brew methods, second wave going third wave – better quality and more sustainable coffee supplies. Coffee as a career path.  

Climate change: by 2050 the coffee growing area will shrink by 50%. Challenges with sustainability from environmental, economic and social perspectives, and how they impact the whole supply chain. 


And how is Climpson & Sons responding?

Expanding training and education department as a wholesaler. 

Creating career paths for our staff.  

Working with a PHD student on a sustainable supply chain system that is to address everything from takeaway cup use to waste management and how we source our coffee. We want to find ways to reduce our footprint where we can and continue the conversation with our customers. 

Finally, why European Coffee Expo? What attracted you to exhibit at the show?

It's a trade show dedicated to 'coffee'. 

  • Climpson & Sons is exhibiting on Stand R1 in Roastery Way at European Coffee Expo on May 22-23 at London's Olympia.
  • Roastery Way is an area dedicated to independent roasters at European Coffee Expo. More roasters can be found throughout the exhibition, including Beanworks (Stand B9), Union Roasted (Stand B20), Lincoln & York (Stand B13) and Matthew Algie (Stand E16).

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Name: Climpson & Sons



Climpson's Arch
Arch 374, Helmsley Place, Hackney, London E8 3SB

Climpson's Academy
Unit 44 Regent's Studios, 8 Andrew's Road, Hackney, E8 4QN

Climpson's Cafe
67 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 4PH

Climpson's Coffee Bar
Pod 3 by Commercial Street, Old Spitalfields Market. London E1 6EW


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