chairs-and-coffee - Chairs and Coffee
Chairs & Coffee owners, Simone and Roberto, met in London in 2006, working together in a restaurant. Roberto grew up in a coffee shop in Verona, Italy and always worked in hospitality, Simone has always worked with coffee: roasting, engineering and barista training. Roberto left London in 2008 and started running his own busy aperitif & cocktail bar in Verona. After finishing in 6th place at the 2010 UK Barista Championship, Simone moved to Central America, where he worked in a coffee exporting company and judged barista competitions in Guatemala and El Salvador. He also secured 2nd place at the Italian coffee cupping competition in 2012. The two friends met again in London in mid 2012. At the beginning of 2013 they shook hands and decided to open (and build) a coffee shop. Chairs & Coffee was born!