Hi, we’re the team here at Two Chimps Coffee.
Although we are a small team, we all work hard to ensure everything runs smoothly. Whether that’s getting your coffee out to you, updating you on our socials or giving you some coffee related advice over the phone.
So, without further ado, please meet the team!
What’s your name, and where do you come from?
Victoria from Melton Mowbray – I prefer Vic!
Matt, born in London and now firmly settled in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
What’s your role here at Two Chimps Coffee?
Vic – Business Development Manager
Matt – Retail and Community Manager
Pete – Head of Shenanigans
Trevor – When our coffee has been roasted, I package the coffee into our retail bags.
Andy – I’m responsible for the coffee side of things and making sure that our coffee is the best it can be. This involves sourcing and buying green coffee, collecting the green coffee, roasting and then delivering.
Laura – I help Vic look after our customers. I’m responsible for contacting our wholesale customers to make sure they always have enough coffee and to help with any queries they may have. I also answer the phone, make phone calls and reply to emails. I help pack all of the coffee orders too. Lastly, I assist Matt with our social media and marketing.
What’s your favourite thing about Two Chimps Coffee?
Vic – I like that we use independent farms and when the coffee is all used, we move onto a new one. It means there is plenty of variety and always something new to try.
Matt – Ermmmmmm…The Coffee!!
Pete – Free Coffee!
Trevor – Toasted sarnies.
Andy – That we do our bit for the world. We pay our farmers a little bit extra, which means they can improve aspects of their lives. And on the other side, we make people happy every day when they drink our coffee.
Laura – That we get to meet our customers and build friendships with them through our coffee courses. I also love sharing my knowledge to give others a better understanding of awesome coffee.
What’s your favourite coffee, and why?
Vic – Two Chimps! I love ‘Welcome to another Day’ because of the zinginess of it. Before that, I’d normally drink Taylors Lazy Sunday.
Matt – The Kittens Onesie and it’s Chocolatey Nuttiness.
Pete – Currently…88 Minutes Past 3
Trevor – N/A, I like tea.
Andy – My favourite coffee at the moment is ‘Professionally Unprofessional’ I love the sweet, jam-like acidity and the slight chocolate hint which brings it all together.
Laura – It’s got to be ‘The Kittens Onesie’. I love coffees with a chocolatey smooth taste, so this coffee is a winner for me.
Your favourite brewing device?
Vic – Aeropress. I take it with me to work & on holiday so I’m guaranteed a good coffee.
Matt – Hard to chose between Espresso, Pour-over V60 or French press…I think Espresso wins though.
Pete – Espresso Machine, but lockdown has given me time to experiment! Also a fan of Chemex & Cafetiere.
Trevor – Kettle as it boils water.
Andy – An Espresso Machine.
Laura – An Aeropress.
Tea or Coffee?
Vic – Actually TEA!!!!
Matt – COFFEE.
Pete – Is this a trick question?
Trevor – Tea.
Andy – Usually it’s coffee but if I’ve had one too many, I’ve got to go with tea.
Laura – I’d have to agree with Andy.
Rich Tea or Chocolate Hobnob?
Vic –Rich Tea fingers, because my Grandpa always had them.
Matt – Chocolate Hobnob no question.
Pete – Hobnob…The champion of biscuits.
Trevor – Chocolate Rich Tea.
Andy – CHOCOLATE HOBNOB!
Laura – The Chocolate Hobnob wins every time.
Ibiza or Tenerife?
Vic – Never been to Ibiza so Tenerife. Had the best paella of my life there.
Pete – Ibiza. I used to live there!
Trevor – Ibiza.
Andy – Ibiza – Woop Woop!
Laura – Ibiza.
Walk or Cycle?
Vic – Walk with dogs
Matt – Walk with family…Cycle on my own.
Pete – Walk.
Trevor – Cycle.
Andy – Cycle.
Laura – Walk.
Netflix or Cinema?
Vic – Netflix, lots to choose from, from the comfort of my sofa.
Matt – Netflix.
Pete – Currently Netflix. (COVID Lockdown 2020…)
Trevor – Netflix.
Andy – Netflix.
Laura – Netlfix.
Book or Kindle?
Vic – Book, love holding it and turning the pages.
Matt – Book.
Pete – Book.
Trevor – Book.
Andy – Book.
Laura – Book.
Radio One or Radio Two?
Vic – Neither, BBC 6 Music (But is was Radio 1)
Matt – BBC 6 Music.
Pete – Too old for one, not old enough for the other! Errr…6 Music?
Trevor – Radio Two.
Andy – It used to be Radio One, but as I have got older I have migrated over to Radio Two.
Laura – Radio Two.
If you had £1k, what would you do with it?
Vic – Definitely a holiday. Stay & eat somewhere amazing
Matt – Put it towards a nice shiny new La Marzocco Espresso Machine.
Pete – Bury it!
Trevor – Give it to the wife! Obviously, my answer has been hijacked. I would share it with my two lads – Not!
Andy – Take the family away for the weekend.
Laura – Have a party, hire a band and maybe have a few too many.
Coffee Shop or Coffee at home?
Vic – Coffee shop. Like to go and read my book, drink good coffee and scoff cake.
Matt – Coffee shop; The Yard in Stamford with my 2 year old daughter for a Two Chimps Coffee #Ad
Pete – Coffee at home.
Trevor – Tea at home.
Andy – Coffee Shop.
Laura – Coffee Shop if they serve good coffee, coffee at home if they don’t.
Vic – ‘Everything happens for a reason.’ Or ‘That’s what she said’ after anything with even a slight innuendo.
Matt -It’s not about the years in your life but about the life in your years.
Pete – No music, no life. Know music, know life.
Trevor – ‘I’ll be up the flue in a minute or two.’
Andy – ‘It’s not how much you make, it’s how you make it.’
Laura – ‘All good in the hood.’
Something about your parents – anything at all.
Vic – Love them, get on really well with them and enjoy spending time with them. They met on a blind date (…not the show) and have been married for 40 years next year!
Matt – My mum absolutely loves knitting.
Pete – I have the same parents as one of the other Chimps.
Trevor – They’re both older than me.
Andy – They listen to Northern Soul.
Laura – My Mum has the same size feet as a child.
Tell me something you learned last week.
Vic – That I can make an awesome fish pie.
Matt – I got a new job with Two Chimps ?
Pete – How to spell Cafetiere.
Trevor – How to put a cat flap in a solid brick wall.
Andy – How to make a Nitro coffee.
Laura – How to make gingerbread men.
What do you hate doing?
Vic – Cleaning!
Matt – Being told I can’t have seconds for dinner.
Pete – Emptying the dishwasher.
Trevor – Washing cars (and vans).
Andy – Loading/unloading the dishwasher.
Laura – Gardening.
What was the best thing before sliced bread?
Vic – Oh so many! Cheese. Potatoes. Butter. But probably a combination of the 3!
Matt – Bread.
Pete – Lightbulbs.
Trevor – Unsliced bread.
Andy – The locks on canals.
Laura – The cheese slice.
If you could invent one thing, what would it be?
Vic – A machine to get you from one place to another in seconds eg. Me to New York in a flash.
Matt – A Cancer cure.
Pete – Time Machine – I could go back and warn us about 2020!
Trevor – A telephone hotline that didn’t keep you on hold for 45 minutes.
Andy – Coffee that was grown naturally decaffeinated.
Laura – Something to get Andy out of bed in the morning.
Well, there you go, you have now met the team behind Two Chimps Coffee!
Never tried our coffee before? Well, What are you waiting for? Head over to our shop and grab a bag of coffee today!