Cooper & Co

  • Our Island Identity

    What a spectacular Bank holiday week-end it has been. Jersey at its best, wall to wall sunshine combined with the hustle and bustle of our favouri...
  • Cooper's @ IFC 5: Creating a sense of place through design

    Since we opened our IFC café in 2019 I have given many tours to friends interested in understanding the different elements that form the fabric of...
  • Kenya’s Premium Problem: How Africa’s Best Coffees Become Contraband

    Every time we graciously welcome a new coffee into our collection here at Cooper & Co., we like to dig around a bit. Usually, this involves us...
  • Catastrophe in Myanmar

    “Huge migration issues, the fear of the stranger and extreme wealth discrepancy”. Myanmar has this but in addition “a volatile political situation, religion, a global 24 hour press with the attention span of a goldfish and the echo chamber of the internet and you have a Molotov cocktail of issues waiting to explode”. Sadly the Molotov cocktail just exploded.
  • In Memory of Jon

    Jon was a regular at our coffee shop at Castle Quay. He was famous for his order of 3 flat whites and would sit on the outside chairs, smoking, reading his Kindle and giving seeds to the small birds that inhabit this part of town.
  • Cooper & Co. January Giveaway!

    You have the chance to win a fantastic handmade Ascaso Dream Espresso Machine for your home, complete with accessories and a 250g bag of freshly roasted Cooper & Co. coffee!
  • The world of Coffee in 2020

    Through the carnage of the pandemic there has been one constant, the increasing interest is for premium freshly roasted coffee. It appears the longer you’re stuck at home the more coffee you need to get you through the day. As many regional coffee roasters will tell you on-line sales of coffee have jumped significantly, helped to some degree by the desire to “support local” but also because technology and logistics have made this type of purchase pain free whilst shops are closed. The coffee maker that has had a resurgence is the Bialetti stove top. Invented way back in 1933, it’s a design classic. Not only does it look good in the kitchen, it also makes great intense coffee.
  • Boy, things have changed

    The second COVID wave hit quickly causing further economic carnage for the hospitality industry as licensed premises were forced to close, 2 metre distancing came into force and a “work from home” edict was put out meaning that all offices cleared their desks. Being an entrepreneur in this environment is beyond tough; being a one trick pony is even tougher. If your sole source of income is from a licensed premises right now you are truly screwed. Who’d of thought in Jersey that selling booze could lose you your shirt!
  • Cooper’s Private Collection

    On Wednesday 25th November 2020 at 2 pm GMT the final piece of the jigsaw fell into place. We managed to purchase a limited edition coffee from the Brazil Daterra Masterpiece collection. I can picture a lot of blank faces right now, but rest assured there are only a handful of these coffees available in the world and one of these packages will be coming to Jersey in January 2021 forming part of our private collection of extraordinary coffees.
  • Time for big crystal balls!

    Time for big crystal balls!

    As I write this blog Britain has just gone into its second lock-down and Jersey’s Chief Minister has called out our teenagers for partying too hard over Halloween. This has resulted in more COVID cases and as a result we’re all running for those dreaded masks.

  • Darjeeling: What's all the fuss?

    It’s hailed as the champagne of teas, compared with the finest wines of Bordeaux and held up as one of India’s greatest exports, it’s the name that is synonymous with the very best of teas: Darjeeling.
  • Age Apartheid

    I was sat having a late lunch in our Grand Marche café yesterday surrounded by the hubbub of life. It’s a stark contrast to 6 weeks ago when the silence was deafening. There is nothing worse than an empty café both for financial reasons and for the soul.