Alchemy Coffee is the sister company to Ristretto, the UK's premiere coffee events specialists.  Ristretto was set up by Joe O'Hara in 2004 (initially as the Daily Grind Trading Company), and quickly became known as a niche high-end event company dealing with coffee, applying the same levels of obsession currently found in some of London's best cafes to the event environment.  Having tighter controls on the coffee used was the next challenge to simply preparing and serving coffee to the quality level we wanted, so the roastery was started under the banner of Alchemy Coffee in 2008.

Our first permanent cafe opened in April 2013 at Ludgate Broadway in London near St Paul's Cathedral.

We now supply some of the best cafes in London, the UK and throughout Europe. These include:  the Dorchester's specialty coffee shop, Parcafe, London; Harvey Nichols; Lantana, Lizzy's on the Green, and Small White Elephant.  Two restaurants holding Michelin stars also now supply Alchemy Coffee, including Ellory in Hackney, London.   (see "Where?" on this website for a full list.)


For details about Ristretto Events, Alchemy's sister company for providing moible coffee at events, see: