Crosby Coffee was born from an obsession for coffee by founder, Jack Foster. Jack travelled a lot with his previous work and used to enjoy finding solace in coffee shops off the beaten track. Some sips later and he was hooked and he became fascinated with the history and science of coffee whilst simultaneously realising there was space for a roaster in a little town called Crosby. For nearly a year the business was ran from his Mum’s living room, using tiny American style roasters and taking days off from work to fulfill orders. A reminder of the crazy and beautiful scenarios you’ll find yourself in when fulfilling a dream that you’ll look back on with fond memories. The company is now co-owned and ran by Jack and school friend Mark Slinger. The team at Crosby Coffee recently won 'Favourite Place to Shop' (2017) and 'Producer of the Year' (2016) at the Liverpool Food & Drinks Festival Awards which shows just how far the business has come in such a short time.
CROSBY COFFEES DRANK A DAY
The people that
Made us possible
Jack aka Gandalf
Director & Founder | Head Roaster
Favourite coffee: Kenyan / Chemex
Jack found his passion for coffee whilst working around the country at events such as Wimbledon, Royal Ascot and Aintree Grand National. You can usually see him perched next to the roaster.
Mark aka Natural Athlete
Director | Wholesale & Finance
Favourite coffee: Costa Rican / Piccolo
Mark is a secret adrenaline junkie – bungee jumping, paragliding, jumping out of planes, you name it, he’s done it. Keep an eye out for Mark doing his signature parkour moves around town…
Rachael aka Our Ray of Sunshine
Customer Account Manager
Favourite coffee: Iron Men / Latte
Rach is actually only 7 ½ years old… being born on a leap year. Rach can usually be found in the roastery where she organises the wholesale deliveries to perfection every week.
Lynn aka OCD (Organised Crafts Director)
Favourite coffee: Ugandan / Affogato
Our very own resident Lisa Simpson, Lynn can belt out some sultry sounds on a Saxophone. Lynn spends her time planning our marketing campaigns & sending out our subscription coffee orders.
Emma aka Superstar DJ
Coffee Shop Manager
Favourite coffee: Ethiopian / Nitro Cold Brew
Part frog, part duck, Emma was born with webbed fingers on her left hand. Big Em is in charge of all things shop at HQ, from suppliers through to staff training and everything in between.
Thurston aka Coffee Jedi
Coffee Shop Assistant Manager
Favourite coffee: El Porvenir Colombia / Aeropress
T can ride a unicycle and walk the tightrope and one day plans to run away with the circus. T is Emma's right hand man and also assists Jack with coffee training and sample coffee roasting.
Dan aka Lightweight
Favourite coffee: Iron Men / Flat White
Dan can play a whopping 5 different instruments and is part time rocker in a heavy metal band. Dan can usually be found on the coffee machine practising his latte art swans.
Gaz aka Bowie
Favourite coffee: Ten 86 / Latte
Gaz is part time delivery driver, full time rock God as lead singer in Kiss Da Beat. Gaz also toured Europe with his band 'Body' who appeared on the TV programme 'Under the Moon'.
Esme aka Selfie Queen
Favourite coffee: Iron Men / Iced Latte
A star in the making, Esme was once featured on a Rice Krispie advert.
You will spot Es on the till in the shop, whilst probably taking a selfie.
Coni aka Thandi Newton
Favourite coffee: Iron Men / Oat Milk Latte
Back in 2009 Coni partied with the Backstreet Boys at a concert afterparty. Coni assists Rach in the packaging area mid week and works the floor in the shop at the weekend.