Michael Allpress was inspired to establish Allpress Espresso after witnessing the specialty coffee revival in Seattle during the late ‘80s. Early on, our obsession with flavour saw a switch from being New Zealand’s first coffee cart, to roasting coffee in the back of a garage and supplying it to cafés around Auckland City. Soon after he partnered with his long-time friend, Tony Papas, to open in Australia in 2000, and London in 2010. From our base in Dalston we supply coffee to some of the best speciality cafés in the UK and Europe
Early on we identified that the best tasting coffee is not all science nor is it all craft. It’s the combination of both. So, we match skilled café artisans around the world with innovative technology. Flavour is what drives each and every one of our decisions - from the coffee machines we use, to the hours we spend in the cupping room. Everything is about ensuring consistency in your cup, right down to the way we roast.
Allpress Espresso is built on relationships. Our success as a coffee roaster is down to the success of the people we choose to partner with – from our first café customer, to our staff around the world and even down to Johnathan, who comes in to our Redchurch St. espresso bar every morning for a long black.