Sending smoke signals

Surrey Life|April 2020

Sending smoke signals
Having started its life in a small garden shed in Kingston, Chimney Fire Coffee’s quest to conquer the coffee world has since upgraded to a converted stable in the Surrey Hills at Ranmore Common.

Here you’ll find founder Dan Webber hosting experience days while roasting meticulously sourced beans with the team of head roaster, Elizabeth, and new roastery assistant, Lorena, who hails from an El Salvadoran coffee family and is a Q grader (basically a coffee sommelier).

But the idea of Chimney Fire Coffee started a world away from the towns, villages and coffee shops of Surrey. “I spent several years working in coffee and cocoa traceability before moving back to the UK from Ghana,” says Dan. “I was fortunate enough to see how much work goes into producing a high-quality cup of coffee at the farms out there and so, when I set up Chimney Fire Coffee in 2016, I wanted this to be the main focus.”

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