Who we are
Founded in 2018, Calendar Coffee is 100% owned and run by its founders Zarah Lawless and Daniel Boobier. With over 20 years collective experience working in the industry, our dream is to create a roastery that specialises in the coffees we love to drink.
Where it all started
Our story began in 2014, landing our dream jobs at Workshop Coffee in London. I was managing the cafe and Dan was working behind the scenes at the roastery. We quickly learnt that the best tasting coffees were almost always the most recently harvested. For something that has such a big impact on quality, we were surprised this information is rarely shared with, or requested by the customer. Coffee is best treated like any other fresh produce, and we saw an opportunity to improve quality through the way we source and the producers we work with!
Over the next two years, the idea for a seasonal roastery started to take shape and in November 2017, we relocated to my hometown of Galway to make our dream a reality. Being a seasonal roastery means the coffees and origins we work with are always changing, depending on which countries are harvesting and the coffees that taste best. With careful planning and working with the right producers, we’re able to build a diverse range of coffees that are sweet and full of flavour all year round, which we’re really proud of!
We believe quality isn't just how a coffee tastes. It's knowing who produced it and how much they were paid. Was the coffee farmed using organic practices, and what steps have been taken to reduce the carbon footprint on its journey from seed to cup. All businesses can and should be a force for good which is why we've made it our mission to run ours a little differently.
We're looking into the environmental and social impact of every aspect of our business, and next year we hope to publish our first transparency report. The results of which will help shape our way forward.