how it all began
A speciality roaster in Surrey, Chimney Fire Coffee was founded in 2016 by Dan who has several years experience working in coffee and cocoa traceability, having lived and worked across Africa. Chimney Fire Coffee recently moved from it's operation from a back garden lab-cabin ('The Labin') in Kingston upon Thames to a larger space with a 15kg roaster in the Surrey Hills, and now offers a range of single origins and espresso blends to local retailers and online subscribers, as well as hosting regular coffee experiences.
Chimney Fire Coffee aims to promote coffee as an experience, not just a commodity. We want to bring sustainable, high-grade coffees to our customers and explore exciting beans from lesser known origins.
our connection to coffee
DAN WEBBER, Founder
After completing a masters in Sustainable Development, Dan spent several years working in ethical and traceable coffee and cocoa sourcing from his base in Ghana. There he gained experience in various farming practices, quality processes, and handling of certified coffee and began to work with producers to identify high grade speciality coffee with unique flavour profiles. During this period Dan also continued home-roasting and completed SCAE sensory courses. In 2016, he launched Chimney Fire Coffee.
PHIL SNELGROVE, Marketing
Phil is an skilled marketer with knowledge of brand communication from his agency career. He has worked with household names like Unilever, CHANEL and Ford, and has also got extensive experience in bring new products to market. Phil was converted to speciality coffee in 2017 and he now develops brand and communication strategies for Chimney Fire Coffee.
Elizabeth FURTH,Head Roaster
Elizabeth's coffee journey started in 2011 when her brother (Fuerthkaffee, Vienna) set up a speciality coffee roasting business in Vienna, Austria. Although a non coffee drinker at the time, Elizabeth started exploring coffees roasted by some of the best and most amazing third wave coffee roasters the UK had to offer (which is how she met Dan)! Inspired by their passion, she set up CoffeeMumboJumbo to celebrate speciality coffee, whilst attending SCAE sensory analysis and roasting courses at the London School of Coffee. At the beginning of 2018 Elizabeth joined Chimney Fire Coffee as head roaster.
Book a LABIN COFFEE TOUR to learn more about coffee production, roast your own beans, and taste coffees from around the world.