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Chimney Fire Coffee

Ranmore Common, Dorking, Surrey

Founded by Dan Webber in Kingston upon Thames, Chimney Fire Coffee moved to Ranmore Common, near Dorking in the Surrey Hills, in 2017. Having worked in sustainable coffee sourcing in Africa, Dan looks for distinctive flavour profiles. He also runs great tasting tours and has recently launched Office Coffee Club to help businesses improve the coffee on offer in their offices.

Surrey Hills Coffee

Abinger Hammer and Guildford, Surrey

Surrey Hills Coffee owners, Chris and Monika, founded their roaster y in 2014. Having worked in the coffee industry for years, they now roast a number of Espresso blends and have their own shop at 12 Jeffries Passage, Guildford. Their coffee roastery was originally found in Forest Green but has since moved just down the road to the village of Abinger Hammer. The roastery is only open by appointment.  

Cafezinho Coffee

Woldingham, Surrey

Started by Sidineia Wilson, who grew up on a farm in Brazil but has lived in Woldingham on the Surrey/Kent border for seven years, Cafezinho is an independent coffee roastery specialising in directly sourced, single origin, high altitude Brazilian coffees. She is a regular at food and drink markets in the area, including The Pantiles at Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

How to make the perfect coffee?

Here are Sid from Cafezinho’s top tips for making the perfect brew:

  • First warm the cafetière with hot water – just like you would a tea pot.
  • Measure out a dessert spoonful of coffee per cup (two dessert spoonfuls for mugs) and place into the bottom of the cafetière. If possible, buy coffee beans and grind them yourself as required for the freshest flavour.
  • Fill the kettle with fresh water and bring to the boil and then allow to stand for 20 seconds before pouring over the coffee.
  • Give it a stir with a wooden spoon and leave to stand for 3-4 minutes without plunging.
  • Stir again, then press the plunger down to stop the brewing process.
  • Pour slowly into mug…

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