The Milk Shed
Coffee people for coffee drinkers. Here at The Milk Shed we're serious about sourcing, roasting and delivering consistently great quality, tasty coffees. We believe this starts with understanding the challenges the coffee growing industry face, and striving to impact positively where we can. For us, there are two key things that contribute to a great cup of coffee - quality beans and quality service. Come see us for both
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 back in the 1800’s. Fast forward a couple 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 decades of knowledge and experience in this industry, and strive to deliver our guests and wholesale partners consistently great coffee.
We put effort into sourcing high quality lots of coffee in an impactful way. Working with importing partners who have great on-the-ground relationships with producers and exporters at origin, as well as foregrounding sustainable livelihoods for producers alongside transparency, tracability, and environmental impact is important to us. We roast our coffees carefully using roast profiling software to ensure we're on track and delivering consistently great results batch after batch.
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 working with responsibly sourced coffees and environmentally sound packaging is our way of doing our bit for the planet whilst still delivering great tasting coffee. By working with importing partners we trust we can utilise our purchasing power in a way that has a positive impact on producer livelihoods and our shared environment.
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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