About Us | Wogan Coffee | Coffee Roasters | Est 1970
wogan coffee
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-18859,theme-soho,woocommerce-no-js,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.1,vc_responsive

About Us

Established in the heart of Bristol, South West England by our bowler-hatted Mr Brian Wogan in 1970, Wogan Coffee is now in it’s third generation.


Wogan Coffee sources and imports exceptional artisan and speciality coffees from sustainable and ethical farms worldwide, hand-roasting every single bean to perfection, while building a better future for growers and their families.


A huge part of making that perfect cup of coffee is down to the barista, which is why we offer tailored, complementary training to our customers, with machine servicing and support across the UK.

Thanks to our excellent long-standing relationships with coffee farmers and direct trade partners, we are able to craft outstanding coffees to suit all tastes, a large part of which have Direct Trade, Fairtrade, Organic and Rainforest Alliance certifications. We are also proud to support and improve the livelihoods of small, sustainable speciality farms.


At the heart of the operation is a 1968, 90 kilo Probat coffee roaster, alongside a 30 kilo Joper roaster reserved for small batches, both of which we would love to introduce you to in our Bristol Roastery.


Our trade counter in our Bristol warehouse is open to all, and a perfect place to discover and buy your favourite beans. Our team are on hand to help and sample the coffee before you buy. Visit our shop page for more information.


Father to Adrian Wogan, and grandfather to Laura and James Wogan, Mr Brian Wogan founded Wogan Coffee in 1970 in Bristol. Growing up locally, Mr Wogan’s passion for good quality coffee led him to experiment with a refurbished 90 kilo Probat (which is still in use today) and to set up a tiny roastery in Kingswood, soon to move to 2-11 Clement Street where it is now.


Our current coffee baron, having grown up surrounded by coffee and a father with an abundant and passionate ambition, started working and experimenting in the Roastery during his school holidays. With the help of a large nose, Adrian found the same drive to work with excellent and ethical coffee.

After his father sold the business in 1989, Adrian ran it for them for the next two years, but felt that it lacked the soul and customer driven service his father had always nurtured. After leaving to set up on his own, Adrian was shortly after asked if he would like to buy the business back in 1991.


After their university studies, Adrian’s children Laura and James joined Wogan Coffee to work for their father with the aspiration to become the third generation of Wogan coffee roasters.


We honour Mr Brian Wogan’s memory and incredible hard work with our logo, taken in 1957 when he was 28 years old.