Born from a shared passion of things fast, stylish and tasty; the idea of Volcano Coffee Works was hatched!
Kurt and Olaf began their friendship in their late teens, on board vintage scooters, whilst dabbling in the budding independent café revolution, in a late 80's New Zealand landscape. Both inspired by design, function, great food and an obsession for fantastic coffee.
The quest for a decent coffee resumed when the boys met up in London in the early 90's, spurred on by Kurt's attentions for cuisine being diverted to boutique coffee roasting, at the start of the 'noughties'.
From preceding careers as a chef and a cameraman, here we stand, still obsessing about beautiful coffee. So, we got hold of a bit of roasting kit, some old and some new; and sourced some great gourmet high mountain beans and started roasting them!!(…and tasting them…and roasting them…and roasting and tasting!)
And now we produce unique, fresh, high quality, magnificent coffee to satisfy our obsession … Oh, and everyone else's too if you'd like.
Now that's the kind world we want to live in!