LONDON | Monmouth Coffee started roasting coffee at their original Covent Garden site since 1978, and continued to roast here until 2007, when they upgraded to a roastery in Bermondsey. They sell beans (whole and ground), single cone filter coffee and espresso based drinks. When we first got an espresso machine for home use, Monmouth’s was where we’d go to get our beans and we still get beans from there, amongst other places, today.
Since it was founded by Anita LeRoy, Monmouth has maintained a commitment to ethical and sustainable practices. On offer are mostly single-estate and co-operative coffees, and Monmouth is continually working to help growers improve quality and earn higher prices.
The Covent Garden shop is much smaller than the Borough Market shop, and its primary focus is coffee. There is however some seating at the back and a small selection of tasty baked goods and pastries should you feel the need for a quick bite. The attention to quality and sustainability flows through to everything on offer. The food uses sustainable produce and all milk is organic Jersey whole milk from Jeff Bowles in Somerset.
Monmouth Coffee Covent Garden
27 Monmouth Street
London WC2H 9EU