Indy Coffee guide – the insider’s guide to specialty coffee shops and roasters

The independent coffee guide was started in 2014 by SALT media. It was originally released for venues in the south west, and then rolled out by popular demand to the North of England the next year.



So what is the guide, and why is it important?

It’s a collection of the best independent coffee venues and roasters the nation has to offer. It’s a little guide to help you explore new paces, and to keep in your car to make sure wherever you are, you don’t end up with a bad brew. There are strict criteria that need to be adhered to if you want to make it into the guide, and these are checked by leading industry experts. All this guarantees that if you visit somewhere in the guide, you’ll be getting the following:

  • A commitment to a high-quality coffee experience
  • UK roasted, specialty grade beans
  • At least two brewing methods on offer, or at least 2 beans available
  • Independent ownership

This is important because it means that it’s a book of quality. It’s a chance for the best in the business to become found. It’s a platform for greatness. Anyone can advertise in their local paper or magazine, this is an invite only guide for the best in the business.

We’re super proud here at Two Brothers to have been invited to be a part of this guide. It means that we’re recognised as striving for coffee greatness across the board. Along with all our fantastic customers, this goes a long way to making all the hard work we put in on a daily basis worthwhile.

If you’re interested in coffee at all, or just fed up of bad cups from the big chains and greasy spoons, pick up a copy of the guide. They cost £7.99, and will mean you can enjoy the best brews in whatever town you’re in. It could even help you find a hidden gem on your doorstep.

We’re featured in the Northern guide, and these are available in store. You can also pick up guides for Scotland, Ireland, Southwest and South Wales at IndyCoffee.Guide online.


You can also find us on the ‘Best Coffee’ app. This is a similar platform, but it requires a mystery shopper to visit the shop to ascertain your credentials and is available on the app store.