Five things you didn’t know about Two Chimps Coffee


Do you think you know all there is to know about Two Chimps?

You know that we’re awesome, that we hand-roast fresh coffee and that we’re so coffee-mad it’s starting to flow out of our ears. There can’t be much more to know, can there? Although the above is a pretty good summary of life at the Two Chimps roastery, there are a few more random bits of knowledge we bet you didn’t know. Read on for uselessly useful info you’ll wonder how you lived without…


two chimps enamel mug on coffee sack


Fact One: On roasting days, Andy arrives at the roastery at 4 am


Why, you night owls cry out, why would anyone want to wake up at 4 am? Well, Andy loves roasting so much that he can’t wait any longer! Roasting days are like Christmas morning for Andy, founder and head roasting guy at Two Chimps.


coffee in sample trowel from roaster


We roast our speciality beans multiple times each week to make sure we’re always delivering the very freshest coffee to your door. Roasting is a science and we have perfected our bespoke master logs to make sure our roasting times and temperatures are always bang on. Early starts mean that Andy can give the roast his full attention and spend some quality time with Rosie (that’s the roaster, by the way – a bonus fact for you).

Alongside roasting, Andy will do odd jobs such as making up boxes, checking labels and filming ridiculous videos to send to the Two Chimps WhatsApp at 5 in the morning. All essential work, of course.


Outside Two Chimps roastery


Fact Two: The coffee is carbon neutral, the bags are recyclable, and the grounds are compostable. Awesome coffee, tiny footprint.

Our commitment to being carbon-neutral informs every aspect of our business, from packaging and partnerships to purchasing only

renewable electricity.


coffee cherries being picked


Fact Three: Roo is…

Take a look at your Two Chimps bag of coffee? See the sticker on the back? The one with the roast date? It’ll also tell you that ‘Roo’ roasted your coffee. Who is Roo, I hear you ask. There is no Roo on the  ‘Meet the Team’ page, and you have never spoken to a Roo if you’ve given us a call. It is a name shrouded in mystery…

Let’s spill the beans. Roo is Andy (Andrew = Roo… get it?). Unfortunately, Roo isn’t a nickname Andy likes very much. “Oh dear,” Laura says, “It’s the only name short enough to fit on the labels. We’ll just have to write it on every single bag of coffee that you roast…”. ?


Andy is, of course, eternally grateful.


Andy and Laura


Fact Four: In fact, we all have nicknames in the office

Laura is Nora, because this is what her name often gets mistaken for on the phone. Vic, our Business Development Manager, is Slick Vic, while Lorna is Wreck-It Ralph because everything seems to break at her touch. Seriously, we’re sure she could break a jigsaw if she tried. Finally, there’s Ellie, our newest recruit, who we’ve nicknamed Ellie-copter, or Ellie-coptère if we’re feeling fancy.


lorna at two chimps coffee


Fact Five: You can find us in lots of places

Where do you find freshly roasted, artisan coffee? A coffee shop would be a good place to start, and luckily plenty of independent coffee shops sell Two Chimps coffee. We like to enjoy a mug with an oozing toastie or a slice of homemade cake.

If you prefer to enjoy your coffee at home, you might pop into a local shop. No probs – you’ll find Two Chimps in farm shops, garden centres and delis. Just look out for our unique black and white packaging.

Where else might you look for your Two Chimps fix? Gyms such as the state-of-the-art Equilibrium Gym & Fitness Club? Treat-me havens like The Grange Spa in Lincolnshire? Or how about an award-winning fish and chip shop – you’ll find Two Chimps at Linfords in Market Deeping! We’re sold in all these locations and more, so why not pop along and say hello? Can’t find us near you? No fear – our online shop is always open and well-stocked with all the coffee goodies you need. Free 1st class tracked delivery comes as standard when you spend over £25.


Phew, that’s a lot of knowledge there. Need some coffee to refresh? No problem – head over to our online coffee shop to find lots of tasty choices!


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Andy Cross

Meet the chimp behind this article!
Head Chimp founded Two Chimps alongside Laura in 2016 after being self-employed from the age of 21. He caught the coffee bug from using an at-home roaster, and the rest is history!

What Andy does outside of the treehouse:
When the weather’s nice, Andy loves going on bike rides with his trusty sidekick, microchimp Felix (who always leads the way, of course). Andy also enjoys spending time tending to the family’s vegetable garden, and looking after their at-home farmyard, which includes a cat, two guinea pigs, and six chickens!

Andy says…
“I believe every day is a school day, and I’m always looking for opportunities to stick my head in a book and absorb new knowledge. I also love a problem to solve and fix – there’s no such thing as problems, only solutions.”

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