GUSTATORY (adjective): curating excellence in taste.
A brand/roaster-centric platform, GUSTATORY is a curation of our favourite independent coffee roasters from far and wide across the UK and Ireland, enabling our partners to gain exposure, as well as reach new domestic and international audiences. With a mission of innovatively promoting, supporting and retailing the best speciality coffee and independent coffee from a comprehensive portfolio of independent coffee roasters, discover more about GUSTATORY. Equally so, in addition to coffee, GUSTATORY is soon launching tea brands, brewing equipment and accessories, towards our company's holistic meaning of: 'curating excellence in taste'.
Supported by an in-house sales, marketing and customer service team, GUSTATORY's vision is to deliver the preferred place for consumers to browse, compare and shop for both speciality coffee and independent coffee online. Whilst most of our nation's coffee roasters already supply their local cafe's, hotels, B&Bs and other outlets, GUSTATORY prides itself in going one step further. Fresh coffee from independent roasters, delivered.
Our Priorities & Working With Us
Foremost, GUSTATORY's two core principles are supporting independent coffee roasters and championing better practices in the roasted coffee industry by way of emphasising the ethics and sustainability of better coffee. In parallel, GUSTATORY's platform is built around four additional principles to successfully support our mission:
- We are transparent, which is why all prices, delivery costs and free shipping thresholds are the same for the customer as if they were shopping direct, all at their hands with the convenience of only requiring a single checkout (or guest) account.
- We are honest, ensuring our customers that our prices are never inflated to include misleading hidden costs, nor is any product without complete information to help them easily compare in an unbiased manner.
- We value simplicity and so do our customers, which is why with us they can shop ease by only paying once, no matter how many unique roasters they choose.
- We are convenient, providing our customers with the central place for discovery and education. Ethical, clear and easy.
A unique platform within the industry, GUSTATORY is specifically attracting coffee roasters that are independent, unique and quality-driven. For coffee roasters accepted at GUSTATORY, partnering with us includes a self-managed ecommerce storefront, supported by various exposure placements across the website, social media and other channels. With the ability to set your own pricing policy, shipping costs and thresholds, GUSTATORY provides a simple process for both the customer and our partners.
Acceptance at GUSTATORY is subject to approval by our selection team and each coffee roaster receives the full retail price of any products sold less a set commission. To apply please use the below form, allowing up to 2 weeks for a response from our selection team.