In 2018, after working closely with food and drink brands for most of his career, James founded Presto. His love for coffee and his passion for the environment fuelled his drive to start a brand centred around this ethos.
For us, coffee means more than a morning energy boost (although, we do enjoy that very frequently too). We view coffee as a ritual to be enjoyed with friends and family, it's time shared which will be cherished in years to come.
My love for coffee began when I was fairly young. From the age of six, my dad would make me a cup of coffee in the early hours of the morning before heading off to work for the week. Sat at the kitchen counter, we would both enjoy each others company over a delicious hot beverage. This tradition was continued until I left home, and will be a memory i will always cherish.
It has been these moments that have inspired me to work in an industry I love. The idea that individuals from all around the world are sharing these special exchanges with loved ones over a cup of Presto coffee is the reason I got into coffee roasting.