Colonna Coffee is the brainchild of 3x UK Barista Champion and 3x World Barista Championship finalist, Mawell Colonna-Dashwood and his wife Lesley.
Colonna and Smalls, their coffee shop in Bath that was their fist venture into specialty coffee, has a special place in our hearts here at Specialty Coffee Home, as it was the shop that introduced us, and a whole generation of people in the South West, to a quality of coffee that we had never before experienced.
Since opening Colonna and Smalls a decade ago, the team there have won almost every coffee championship out there – even holding the Brewers Cup, Cup Tasters’ Cup and Barista Championship for the UK in the same year. In tandem with this, they have collaborated with Chemists from University of Bath and MIT to produce academic papers on coffee extraction and water chemistry for coffee that have been published in prestgious peer reviewed journals.
With this experience and background you would expect their roasted beans to be nothing short of exceptional, and you’d be correct. Colonna Coffee choose only the very highest quality green beans, both for their whole bean coffee and for their pioneering Nespresso compatible pods. There are no boring every day coffees here – each one has been sourced to provide total expression of the terroir of the farm or farms, and is perfectly developed, with none of the generic roastiness that taints coffees from lesser roasters.
We stock an ever changing range of Colonna beans and pods, from the Foundation range all the way to rare Geshas. Try some today – you won’t be disappointed.