Canalside Coffee 2017-06-29T15:30:25+00:00

Canalside Coffee

coffee beans

The story behind every cup of our Coffee

From the Equatorial Bean Belt to the Staffordshire Canal Side!

Stage 1

The Coffee Farms


Our Coffee is made from a blend of beans grown on trees in Ethiopia, India, Costa Rica and Brazil. As soon as the coffee berries turn red they are hand picked and the green beans extracted, sun dried for 3 weeks and packaged in sacks to ship

Stage 2

to the Shipping Ports

cargo ship

The hessian sacks arrive at the docks (via horse, cart and truck!) and are loaded on to cargo ships for their 3-6 week journey to the UK. On arrival they are transported by road to Chartley Coffee’s roasting plant in Hixon, Staffordshire

Stage 3

to Chartley Coffee

The Chartley team await the weekly call from Wendy for a fresh batch of coffee, after which the magic begins! Head Coffee Roaster Ben, precision roasts then blends the beans and within 72 hours our Milano coffee is ready to go! 

Stage 4

to Canalside Farm

Cafe waitress making warming cappuccino

The bags of rich Milano are hand delivered to our Farm by Chartley Coffee owner Vic or Martin (we are only 3 miles down the road!) and there they meet their destiny – a 45 second journey through our barista machine into your cup!

Stage 5

to You!

Special Canalside Customer enjoying tea!

You can now sit back, relax and enjoy a Canalside Coffee! We hope that you find its extraordinary journey from the equatorial bean belt to your cup has all been worth it!


Chartley Coffee in Staffordshire supply our Café

Chartley Coffee are a family business based just 3 miles down the road in Hixon! They were our first choice when we opened our Café in 2014 and remain so today for 3 very good reasons:-

  • They roast to order and quickly deliver our fresh coffee by hand! The team at Chartley (Vic, Sue, Owain, Martin, Julie, Steve and Ben) only roast when we need to replenish our stock (weekly!) and personally deliver it to our door, ensuring that we serve you the freshest cup of coffee every time!
  • They value quality above anything else! Owain says that when he selects their coffee beans he is not taken in by sales speak, nor impressed with fancy packaging, or put off by high prices. It’s all about how good it tastes!
  • They are Triple Certified! Chartley Coffee is certified by The Rain Forest Alliance, Organic Soil Association and Fairtrade, who are committed to sustainable coffee production and responsible farming – values we also hold dear and know that our customers do too!
Chartley Coffee Staffordshire
rainforest alliance certified