Baristocracy Coffee is a small, family-run speciality coffee roasting business based in North Shields.
Alex and Kate started their business in 2017 after moving back to Kate’s hometown from Sydney, where Alex grew up. Alex’s parents have a thriving coffee roastery and cafe where Alex learnt the craft of speciality coffee roasting.
Alex has spent most of his life in the speciality coffee business; judging at the World Barista Championships, training professional baristas and roasting and brewing coffee. They only buy speciality grade green coffee, grown by fairly-paid farmers imported by companies that work directly with and in support of growers.
Alex roasts each different bean to bring out their natural flavours and create a cup of depth and complexity. We now supply some of the best cafes, delis and venues in the North East and our coffee is available online for home use. The roastery is also open to the public for coffee by the cup and bag and for home barista training.
HLN Top Tip
Rosie loves buying the whole Columbia beans, freshly ground. Pop in and taste test to find your favourite.
Meet the Team
Kate Hudson & Alex Forsyth
When can you visit...
- Tuesday: 10.00am - 2.00pm
- Sunday: 11.00am - 2.00pm
Find Baristocracy Coffee
Unit 2 Larch Court,
West Chirton North Industrial Estate,