Sourced and roasted coffee from single farms, estates and cooperatives across the uk. Monmouth travels extensively looking for interesting varieties of coffee to buy. Learning about the coffee each company grows and the process it takes to make is of great importance to monmouth. They like to establish a relationship with the grower and exporter and work in fair and equal trade. Monmouth started roasting and retailing coffee in 1978, it all began in a shop on Monmouth Street, Covent Garden. Expansion brought another store in Borough Market and they now have converted five arches into a roasting, tasting and office space in Bermondsey, South London.



Clarence Elliott arrived in Stow-on-the-Wold in Gloucestershire in 1928 after his epic journey from Patagonia. Stowed in the ship’s hold was a very extraordinary cargo, a giant, 100 year old Galapagos tortoise, two pygmy deer, a number of edible frogs, some exquisite alpine flowers from the foothills of the Andes – and three Araucana hens, laying pastel-coloured eggs. Sent to Cambridge University, these rare birds were crossbred to create generations of pedigree hens that to this day lay beautiful, colourful, hard-shelled eggs with the deepest golden yolks and rich, superior flavour.