Coffee Roaster Introduction: Flying Horse Coffee
Best Coffee's roastery guide is a compilation of the very best, tried & tested coffee roasters from around the world. We’ve hand-selected a small collection of amazing coffees for you to sample. Not all coffees are created equal, and not all coffees make it into our shop. So we’re starting a series of articles shining a light on our chosen roasteries to explain why we picked them for your drinking delight.
Flying Horse Coffee
Who: Flying Horse was founded by Jack Bradshaw and Phillip Way.
Since when: 2018
Why: We like Flying Horse for their slick branding and impeccable roasts. As well as their popular house espresso blend, they also seasonally source single origins to explore & keep things fresh.
What’s the story: After meeting on Coffee Jobs Board, Jack and Phillip joined forces to open a roastery in the newly created Mare St Market. From a hole in the wall they serve coffee & sell bags of beans to their customers. They boast 2 cafés, after opening one at Television Centre, now fans of their coffee can find it in the East and West of London or order freshly roasted beans online.
Flying Horse source their coffee seasonally via a responsible importing partner which has long-standing buying arrangements with farmers and producers.
Their packaging is fully-recyclable, made from sugarcane bioplastic which is carbon-negative in production. They also work with a retail bag supplier which supports ‘1% for the planet’ and The Seabin project’ which works on ocean clean-up missions and reducing pollution.
Our favourite coffees:
Tanzania Yetu Tamu PB filter – ‘Yetu Tamu’ translates as “our coffee is sweet”. The first coffee grown in this region dates back to the 19th Century planted by catholic missionaries.
This seasonal coffee is a peaberry lot which produces beautiful uniformity in the appearance while offering a super juicy and fruity tasting coffee. Tasting notes of mango, cherry and bubblegum.
Bio blend Morning Strength - Flying Horse Coffee has selected a blend of Organic coffees from Peru, Indonesia and India to best represent what they sell at our coffee shops, but in a vibrant little capsule. Tasting notes of butterscotch and chocolate.