Hello and welcome to Coffeesmith! Rob & Sarah live locally with their young children (and various pets). Rob has worked in the hospitality industry for many years in Somerset, Cornwall, London and Oxfordshire & Sarah has accompanied him on many adventures around the world in search of the best coffee, wine and most of all, hospitality experiences! From a mad Juice Bar Odyssey in New York, to a Bolivian restaurant on the Old Kent Road; from eating far too many Cardamom buns in Southern Sweden to digging a fire pit in the back garden to cook an entire leg of beef, there have been many places & experiences that have shaped our attitude to food and hospitality along the way.
Coffeesmith was born out of a simple, selfish desire to drink really good coffee in our home town and have an independent, characterful environment in which to do so. Lots of elements in the shop are personal to us-like the 'Iff' or wine bottle drying rack we found in a junk yard in France, or the Charles Smith wines we discovered in the States; most things have a story behind them. They aren't meaningless props, because we are a local independent business, not a corporate chain. We love to discover new products and many of our suppliers are local to Witney and West Oxfordshire.
We also sell foodie gifts such as the award winning fruit liqueurs made by Miles at Gibson Organics at Westwell Manor near Burford.
If you know a local producer and think that we should stock their wares, please speak-up!