The Gentlemen Baristas is a London-based coffee supplier and roaster with delighted customers nationwide. Founded by Henry Ayers and Edward Parkes, we’ve been satisfying the most discerning coffee lovers palates since 2014.

We proudly roast our exceptionally ‘well mannered’, award-winning, speciality coffee each-and-every day - for coffee shops, cafes, hotels and restaurants - at our new state-of-the-art coffee roastery in London’s Stratford. 

We’re on a mission to create extraordinary coffee experiences - ones that serve, reflect, inspire, and improve the lives of our partners, one cup at a time. 

And we’d very much like you to join our community and collaborate with us.

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Brand-spanking new roastery, Maryland, London

We roast award-winning coffee every day for you: It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning. 

Exceptional Coffee Comes As Standard:

All our coffee comes from trusted farms and producers, who we work tirelessly with to create long-lasting, meaningful relationships with. It’s just how restaurants work with their suppliers, it’s exactly the same for us.

Traceability Matters:

Ethical coffee is key for us, and we always look for traceability reports. The farm-to-cup journey is crucial to the final brew.

Coffee Seasonality:

Coffee is seasonal. We introduce fresh crop beans throughout the year to ensure we are serving the most flavourful products possible. Each of our coffees (or hats, as we like to call them) has its own unique roasting profile, carefully designed to bring out its best flavour all year round. Hats off to our very brilliant roastery team.

Account Management

We provide top-notch account management: We love sharing our coffee with new people so each and every client, no matter how big or small, is very important to us.

Simply tell us what your business needs from us and our wonderfully well-mannered and approachable account team will recommend a Gentlemen Baristas package that’s right for you.

Once you become a part of our well-mannered coffee club, our first-class account managers are always here for a chinwag. Or - if you would rather - just drop us an email.

All of our London roasted specialty coffee is available at competitive wholesale rates, with a variety of free samples and tasting cards available to make sure you get exactly what your business needs.

Our account management team are exceptional at delivering the customer service you need, with a passion for looking after our clients and their coffee needs as well helping you to grow and develop your commercial performance.

Machine & Equipment Supply

We supply world class machinery and equipment: Whether you’re running a thriving coffee shop, destination restaurant or caffeine thirsty office, we know that your customers expect the very best from their brews.

As your wholesale supplier and partner, we can offer you a wide range of commercial coffee machines built by award-winning, experienced manufacturers.

Our team of friendly coffee experts and all-round good eggs are here to help you choose the perfect machines and equipment for your space and budget.

We can provide you with a full package of machine, grinder and any additional kit to purchase, lease and rent - with the added bonus of maintenance and barista training, should you need it.


We offer training for you and your baristas: Just like you, we want to make sure that our coffee reaches your customer in tip top shape. And that means right down to how it’s brewed by your staff.

The thing is, it’s only easy if you know how. We can help you make sure your team are so well trained they’ll be able to make a superb cup of our famous coffee with their eyes closed (although we wouldn’t recommend it!).

So naturally, we will support your business by offering free barista training - at our purpose built, swanky new East London Coffee School - to all of your wonderful staff. Or if it’s easier we can train your staff on-site at your establishment. We’re easy like that!

We’ll stop at nothing to ensure your customers will be back for more.

Coffee that's right for you

We would love to help you stand out from the crowd with coffees that are perfect for your company. Our roastery team is at your disposal. Your coffee can be white labelled, branded or co-branded. We will leave that up to you.

Whatever your requirements might be, our highly skilled roastery team will be able to deliver the coffee profile you are looking for, bringing out the nuances, flavours and characteristics that match the unique nature of your business.

Your coffee will then be roasted each and every time you need it - unique coffee for you, in partnership with us.

Spread the word

We will help you spread the word about our collaboration in coffee: We’re in this together, so we’ll do everything we can to tell your customers about the exceptional coffee you serve. We can offer you complimentary marketing materials to push the word out there.

We are born collaborators, so let’s make a coffee culture for your business that we’re excited to tell the world about.

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