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What’s behind 80 stone coffee


How 80 Stone Coffee Was Born

Simone and Roberto met in London in 2006, working together in a restaurant. Roberto grew up in a coffee shop in Verona and always worked in hospitality, Simone has always worked with coffee: roasting, engineering and barista training. Roberto left London in 2008 and started running his own busy aperitif & wine bar in Verona.

After finishing in 6th place at the 2010 UK Barista Championship, Simone moved to Central America, where he worked in a coffee exporting company and judged barista competitions in Guatemala and El Salvador. He also secured 2nd place at the Italian coffee cupping competition in 2012.

The two friends met again in London in mid-2012: “In 2015 we bought a coffee roaster, a 5kg F.I.M.T, (Fabbrica Italiana Macchine Tostatrici) produced in Turin, north of Italy 1960c. We refurbished the machine ourselves and we started our mission to roast and distribute our own coffee at the beginning of April 2015. We branded our product with the name “80 Stone Coffee” because we kind of figured out that the roaster weighs about 80 stone, plus we were born in the 80s! We are now in the process of upgrading our coffee roasting equipment and relocating to a bigger site.”