We're not called SOHO by chance:

Simple, Original, Honest, Organic

We can’t believe it was back in 1999 that we opened our first store in Cheltenham, our hometown. We haven’t changed a bit since day one. We’ve always believed food and drink should be far more than functional – it should brighten your day. Whatever the time, wherever you are, and whether you have five or fifty minutes.

 

Every night our kitchen becomes a hive of activity as our team work away to handmake everything you see in store, delivered fresh every morning before you’ve even got to work. Nothing but the freshest ingredients are chopped, marinated, roasted, drizzled, spiced and seasoned. Using what Mother Nature gave us to handmake every single wrap, salad and melt. Food simply done, done well.

 

We’re our own toughest critic. We’re always looking to improve and your enjoyment feeds our passion.

Hand drawn illustration of a rolling pin

Healthy cows in a field

Our partners

We’re serious about the good stuff and get a kick out of partnering with like-minded souls who think about the world like we do. That’s why we only use Fairtrade coffee, hot chocolate and tea, our farmers supply ‘happy eggs’, and all our dairy milk is organic.

Close up of onions growing in the ground

Doing our best

We’re far from perfect, and we’re always looking for ways to improve how we do, what we do. We’ve made sure all our packaging is easily recycled at home and work and we’re busy trialling collection of our kitchen veggie peelings to generate energy before being turned into compost. Check out our CSER Policy to find out more.

SOHO team in orange jumpers with space hoppers

Our communities

We strongly believe in supporting the communities we work in.
This year we’ve officially partnered with Muscular Dystrophy UK. Together, we’re working hard to raise money for the muscle wasting condition that affects 70,000 children and adults in the UK, so they get fastest possible access to the treatments they need.

We’re aiming to raise £10,000 by the end of 2019 so keep an eye out for exciting fundraising events we’re taking part in this year! Keep up to date on our progress on our Just Giving page.

We’re really proud of our coffee – it’s the heart and soul of what we do.

And because only the best is good enough, nothing less than 100% will do:
100% Fairtrade, 100% Organic, 100% Arabica and from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.

Illustration of a coffee bean

Coffee farmer standing in a coffee plantation

100% Fairtrade

We want to do the right thing. It’s why we deliberately partnered with a roaster who shares our values and aspirations, and have an excellent track record when it comes to developing meaningful long-term relationships with farmers and coffee co-operatives. Ensuring a fair price allows our farmers to re-invest in some of the poorest and most remote communities, supporting local health and educational services.

SOHO triple certified coffee badge
Coffee beans in the palm of a farmer
Coffee plantation and trees in the foreground

100% Organic

Our farmers in Honduras, Peru and Mexico know how important it is to grow coffee sustainably, and protect and preserve their ecosystems. That’s why they plant their crop under the shade of the canopy, to create the ideal micro-climate for our delicious coffee cherries to flourish, naturally. They also recycle water for irrigation, and re-use coffee bean husk in their organic fertiliser.

Coffee growing region illustration of the world

100% Arabica

Our SOHO signature blend is so good because we only ever use arabica beans. Grown sustainably at a high altitude, they have a rich, treacly depth of flavour. To preserve and improve the flavour of our beans, they’re roasted traditionally in a cast-iron drum to our tried and tested recipe.

Farmer picking coffee cherries from a coffee plant
SOHO team members stand in front of the SOHO sign in the Queens Road store

Everyone at SOHO is a would-be coffee aficionado – from our expert baristas (rightly so) to our lovely Mackenzie, office stalwart, and Emma, our IT spreadsheet whizz-woman! Nobody at SOHO begins their day without a cup of the good stuff.

Coffee harvesters standing in a coffee plantation field

Our pledge

We pledge to do more of the right thing, to better understand the wider issue of sustainability and how we can improve our positive impact.

We choose to work with partners who can support our farming communities, and we’ve started to work with smaller, developing coffee co-operatives to support improvements in their social and economic welfare.

We know we’re not perfect, but we’re fully committed to serving you the best tasting and most ethical coffee we can, whether yours is an espresso, flat white, piccolo or cold brew.

Coffee cherries illustration
People doing a painting class in a SOHO Coffee Co store

Let the good times roll

For us, not much beats seeing people enjoying a good time, together. From book launches and talks, to student events and good old-fashioned get-togethers, our door is always open.

Illustration of a 2 seater bicycle

SOHO Speakers’ Corner

We love being at the heart of our community and our stores make great venues for events like meetups, workshops and panel discussions. If you want to host an event or find out about an after-hours SOHO Speakers’ evening get in touch.

Student socials

We were all students once, some of us at SOHO not so long ago, and we know it’s not always plain sailing. Whether it’s huge sharing tables or our calendar of student-focused events, students are always welcome. Sit down, tuck in, chill and get social.

One of the family

We’re a growing business with big plans and offer great opportunities for talented people-lovers to join us on our journey. And because we’re privately owned, we can plot our own path, nurture homegrown talent and we love promoting from within. Our ‘SOHO Stars Initiative’ training programme is all about identifying raw talent and developing all the skills and qualifications these highflyers need to be the great managers of the future.

Illustrated hot air balloon

Get out what you put in

SOHO Coffee Co. Bath Store Team

Fancy running a SOHO store or being part of our fantastic kitchen team? Brilliant people are our best – and most important – ingredient. And we’re always on the hunt for bright, energetic, coffee-cup-half-full kind of folk who want to join a thriving business. Sound like your cup of tea? Let’s talk.

View our open positions on the Leisure Jobs website or email us your CV.

We're not called SOHO by chance:Simple, Original, Honest, Organic

We can’t believe it was back in 1999 that we opened our first store in Cheltenham, our hometown. We haven’t changed a bit since day one. We’ve always believed food and drink should be far more than functional – it should brighten your day. Whatever the time, wherever you are, and whether you have five or fifty minutes.

 

Every night our kitchen becomes a hive of activity as our team work away to handmake everything you see in store, delivered fresh every morning before you’ve even got to work. Nothing but the freshest ingredients are chopped, marinated, roasted, drizzled, spiced and seasoned. Using what Mother Nature gave us to handmake every single wrap, salad and melt. Food simply done, done well.

 

We’re our own toughest critic. We’re always looking to improve and your enjoyment feeds our passion.

Hand drawn illustration of a rolling pin

Healthy cows in a field

Our partners

We’re serious about the good stuff and get a kick out of partnering with like-minded souls who think about the world like we do. That’s why we only use Fairtrade coffee, hot chocolate and tea, our farmers supply ‘happy eggs’, and all our dairy milk is organic.

Close up of onions growing in the ground

Doing our best

We’re far from perfect, and we’re always looking for ways to improve how we do, what we do. We’ve made sure all our packaging is easily recycled at home and work and we’re busy trialling collection of our kitchen veggie peelings to generate energy before being turned into compost. Check out our CSER Policy to find out more.

SOHO team in orange jumpers with space hoppers

Our communities

We strongly believe in supporting the communities we work in.
This year we’ve officially partnered with Muscular Dystrophy UK. Together, we’re working hard to raise money for the muscle wasting condition that affects 70,000 children and adults in the UK, so they get fastest possible access to the treatments they need.

 

We’re aiming to raise £10,000 by the end of 2019 so keep an eye out for exciting fundraising events we’re taking part in this year! Keep up to date on our progress on our Just Giving page.

We’re really proud of our coffee – it’s the heart and soul of what we do.

And because only the best is good enough, nothing less than 100% will do:
100% Fairtrade, 100% Organic, 100% Arabica and from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.

Illustration of a coffee bean

Coffee farmer standing in a coffee plantation

100% Fairtrade

We want to do the right thing. It’s why we deliberately partnered with a roaster who shares our values and aspirations, and have an excellent track record when it comes to developing meaningful long-term relationships with farmers and coffee co-operatives. Ensuring a fair price allows our farmers to re-invest in some of the poorest and most remote communities, supporting local health and educational services.

SOHO triple certified coffee badge
Coffee beans in the palm of a farmer
Coffee plantation and trees in the foreground
Coffee growing region illustration of the world

100% Organic

Our farmers in Honduras, Peru and Mexico know how important it is to grow coffee sustainably, and protect and preserve their ecosystems. That’s why they plant their crop under the shade of the canopy, to create the ideal micro-climate for our delicious coffee cherries to flourish, naturally. They also recycle water for irrigation, and re-use coffee bean husk in their organic fertiliser.

100% Arabica

Our SOHO signature blend is so good because we only ever use arabica beans. Grown sustainably at a high altitude, they have a rich, treacly depth of flavour. To preserve and improve the flavour of our beans, they’re roasted traditionally in a cast-iron drum to our tried and tested recipe.

Farmer picking coffee cherries from a coffee plant
SOHO team members stand in front of the SOHO sign in the Queens Road store

Everyone at SOHO is a would-be coffee aficionado – from our expert baristas (rightly so) to our lovely Mackenzie, office stalwart, and Emma, our IT spreadsheet whizz-woman! Nobody at SOHO begins their day without a cup of the good stuff.

Our pledge

We pledge to do more of the right thing, to better understand the wider issue of sustainability and how we can improve our positive impact.

We choose to work with partners who can support our farming communities, and we’ve started to work with smaller, developing coffee co-operatives to support improvements in their social and economic welfare.

We know we’re not perfect, but we’re fully committed to serving you the best tasting and most ethical coffee we can, whether yours is an espresso, flat white, piccolo or cold brew.

Coffee cherries illustration
Coffee harvesters standing in a coffee plantation field
People doing a painting class in a SOHO Coffee Co store

Let the good times roll

For us, not much beats seeing people enjoying a good time, together. From book launches and talks, to student events and good old-fashioned get-togethers, our door is always open.

Illustration of a 2 seater bicycle

SOHO Speakers’ Corner

We love being at the heart of our community and our stores make great venues for events like meetups, workshops and panel discussions. If you want to host an event or find out about an after-hours SOHO Speakers’ evening get in touch.

Student socials

We were all students once, some of us at SOHO not so long ago, and we know it’s not always plain sailing. Whether it’s huge sharing tables or our calendar of student-focused events, students are always welcome. Sit down, tuck in, chill and get social.

One of the family

We’re a growing business with big plans and offer great opportunities for talented people-lovers to join us on our journey. And because we’re privately owned, we can plot our own path, nurture homegrown talent and we love promoting from within. Our ‘SOHO Stars Initiative’ training programme is all about identifying raw talent and developing all the skills and qualifications these highflyers need to be the great managers of the future.

Illustrated hot air balloon

SOHO Coffee Co. Bath Store Team

Get out what you put in

Fancy running a SOHO store or being part of our fantastic kitchen team? Brilliant people are our best – and most important – ingredient. And we’re always on the hunt for bright, energetic, coffee-cup-half-full kind of folk who want to join a thriving business. Sound like your cup of tea? Let’s talk.

 

View our open positions on the Leisure Jobs website or email us your CV.

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