The Milk Shed
We are serious about sourcing, roasting and selling the finest coffee on the planet. A good cup of coffee starts with the best beans ethically sourced from growers who care just as much as we do.
What’s in a name?
Well, quite a lot as it turns out. The building now known as The Milk Shed was once a dairy serving Brighton’s Royal Pavilion way back in the 1800’s. Fast forward a couple of hundred years and King George’s old dairy is now a centre of coffee roasting excellence with some of the city’s finest coffee experts gathered under one roof. Our team has, between them, literally decades of experience in every aspect of coffee making and hospitality.
We source incredible quality green coffee beans direct from the growers and roast them with passion and respect. Just as great chefs treasure their knives we also work with the best equipment available to our industry. We use a Dutch Giesen W15A roaster which we think is quite simply the best machine for the job. It roasts up to 60kg of beans per hour which means that we can get the job done whilst still keeping a close eye on the quality of the roast. We might not be the first to say it, but you really can taste the difference.
Not costing the earth
As much as we love to roast coffee we don’t want to harm the planet while we do it and that’s why we signed up for 1% for the planet. Globally, only 3% of philanthropic giving goes to environmental causes and that’s why 1% for the planet was established. It aims to encourage businesses like ours to donate a minimum of 1% of their gross sales to help environmental non-profits. This, as well as being committed to fair trade, direct relationships with producers and environmentally sound packaging is our way of doing our bit for the planet whilst still roasting great tasting coffee. By using our carefully selected coffee growers we can guarantee that 100% of profits go to those producers and not into the pockets of some faceless corporation.
In good company
You can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep and the same can be said of The Milk Shed. From carbon neutral packaging from Dutch Pack to the industry gold standard espresso machines from La Marzocco we seek out the very best people in the coffee industry to work with.
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