The concept started with a family team who saw an opportunity to bring the coffee boom to life in England. They set up a store in South Molton Street, London and commissioned a master roaster from Milan to produce the finest blend in town. This with the freshest pastries, mouthwatering sandwiches and the beautiful atmosphere, and the coffee industry had changed for good.
With store after store opening across the UK from Edinburgh to the Isle of Wight, Liverpool was proud to open their doors at the beautiful Exchange Flags in November 2008. The store was opened and run by owners Andy Fernandez and Dean Bee along with their 8 other staff who tended to the needs of the local business community.
The concept was to make the freshest and best espressos possible by using the secret blend of arabica with a small mix of robusta beans. This dark roast blend is by far one of the most flavoursome blends around. Along with the many speciality espresso based coffees, the team would freshly bake their own range of pastries and hand craft their favourite choices of sandwiches and snacks for the scores of customers who would pour in daily. With free wifi and the comfortable surroundings, the store would buzz with activity and excitement.
Sister companies Gourmet Coffee and Gourmet Catering soon added a new concept to their brand and offered a managed catering facility. This is where the expertise of both the coffee and catering brands become one, to service on site facilities for other businesses. The boys call this Gourmet Kingdom and they provide a bespoke professional service to their clients in their own premises.