Speciality coffee is great. But it can get pretty complicated. For SOLO Coffee, it felt that an outstanding cup of coffee is hard to come by. It’s easy enough to find a promising bag of coffee beans, but it then takes lots of skill to brew it to perfection, even at a good café the quality seems to be hit and miss. That’s when SOLO Coffee decided to make it our mission to make great coffee more accessible.
The name comes from the Spanish 'Café Solo', directly translated as 'just coffee', which is the name given to black coffee or espresso. They think there’s something powerful about doing one thing well. Simplifying, not complicating. They're not interested in trying to do everything. They’ll focus on doing their one thing well, so their customers can focus on doing their one thing well.
Whilst SOLO Coffee are hugely passionate about coffee itself, they feel their true love for coffee is found in its use and its effect. Coffee makes us focussed, dynamic and energetic. Characteristics that enable productivity and creativity. Modern coffee companies are notoriously non-inclusive. Lots of jargon. Lots of snobbery. Lots of facial hair. As a modern coffee company ourselves, SOLO Coffee feel that it is our right to avoid talking varietals, altitudes and terroir. They don’t feel the need to celebrate just the coffee, they want to also celebrate what it allows us to do. SOLO Coffee do one thing. Cold brew coffee. Coffee and water. Nothing added where nothing more is needed.