Occupying a unique space in the UK coffee industry, Alchemy is an importer and roaster,
retailer and wholesaler; we are trainers, engineers and baristas.
We have great passion for the quality of the coffee that we buy, roast and sell
but equally for the customer service we provide. 
We work with passion, pride, and integrity
and believe that what we do is a craft - a blend of art, skill, science and technology.

Our coffee is hand roasted in Southwest London on an 85-year old reconditioned coffee roaster which gives the best of both worlds– the stability of the older machines –but fully controllable and measureable with modern temperature probes and control and monitoring systems.

Each roast is crafted to bring out the inherent flavours of that particular coffee and region.


Around 70% of our coffee is now imported by Direct Trade,

where we work closely with our partners in regions including Central and South America.


We pay a price that reflects the quality of our coffee –always far in excess of the Fairtrade price.

Our coffee is available at :
The Dorchester, Park Lane: Parcafé  
Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge
Alchemy Ludgate, St Paul's
Michelin Star restaurant Ellory, Hackney
and at a range of cafés and restaurants throughout the UK and Europe.
See our Tripadvisor reviews: 
The best coffee I had in London. These guys know what they are doing. The homemade cakes and sweets are great. Next time I would definitely go for a some wine from their interesting selection.
Visited April 2017
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile
Popped in here whilst in London to top up the caffeine levels. It is located not far from St Paul's Cathedral and whilst of the main drag it isn't that hard to find.

It is a small shop with some benches and stools in the window if you want to stay in.
There were four different coffees available, 2 espresso and 2 filter. I went for a Guatemalan filter which was excellent. 
There are some sandwiches, pastries and cakes if you are hungry. I had a ham and cheese croissant which was very good. The cakes were very tempting but I resisted. May give them a try on my next visit.
If you like good coffee this place is well worth a visit.

Visited March 2017
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Small, busy with the best coffee I've ever had. Fantastic staff. My go to place for coffee. The pastries are great also.

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We made a slight detour to try out the coffee in this well recommended place - it was well worth the extra steps and indeed merits a special trip when we are next in London.
The flat white coffee was absolutely top notch - they even had a choice of two beans which matched well the slightly differing tastes of my wife and me.
We will certainly be back!