- Direct Trade | Ethically Sourced | Small Batch Roasts -
We buy our green coffee beans through direct traders. With regular trips around the globe to deal direct with farmers, our suppliers are dedicated to sourcing the most interesting, sustainable and often organically certified coffee. For speciality coffee a lot of quality control goes into hand picking and sorting and processing the coffee cherries ready for the roasters. So we strive to match that effort when the green beans reach us.
We roast to a medium degree, seeking to draw out the unique character of each bean varietal and origin.
Our coffee beans are for sale at both our locations and online: SHOP
- LOCATIONS -
- DALE'S BREWERY, GWYDIR STREET -
Opened in 2011 on the ground floor of the Dale’s Brewery building on Mill Road , this is the original Hot Numbers Coffee shop, home to Thursday night Jazz sessions and a meeting place for the Mill Road locale.
Hot Numbers is named as a tribute to the record store which used to trade on the adjacent street. The idea was to create a space dedicated to the love of coffee & good music. Communal wooden benches dominate one half and smaller tables occupy the Art Gallery through the joining archway. With a licensed bar, Thursday night is Jazz night and Friday our Gig night with Cambridge's best burgers from Steak & Honour
When we're not hosting events we also hire out the Gwydir St. shop for private functions after hours. (Book Online >)
- No. 4 TRUMPINGTON STREET -
Just a short walk from King's Parade & Cambridge historic centre, our second site No.4 Trumpington St. opened at the end of 2014. The extra space has pulled the focus back on to the coffee, with a brew bar for slow-brew methods and a coffee menu detailing varietals, processes and origin.
- BARISTA COURSES -
At the back of the shop is our new coffee workshop and roastery. We've installed it with a La marzocco Linea machine and grinders for conducting training sessions, coffee tastings and our own brewing experiments. If you're interested in gaining insight in the speciality coffee industry you can book sessions with our very friendly & experienced Baristas.