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About Frank & Earnest Coffee

Best friends for 25 years, two different journeys, one common enlightening experience of speciality coffee creates the mission for ‘Frank and Earnest’, (or Richard and Ben) Crafted Coffee

Richard has spent the last decade serving coffees to the residents of Bury St Edmunds along with a few notable recording artists whilst running the Shrubbery Café and Recording studio.

Richard’s passion for speciality coffee started whilst living in New Zealand where he had his first encounter of a handcrafted coffee from freshly roasted beans.  

Inspired by the quality, flavours, and freshness of these coffees and remarkable customer service Richard set up his own café so he could share these new encounters.

Similar to Richard, Ben’s eyes were opened to the fascinating world of speciality coffee whilst working with a coffee house in Australia.  “The difference in quality and flavour of freshly roasted coffee was unbelievable compared to my previous coffee experiences… the craft and passion involved in the process was incredible”

Sharing the same passion for freshly roasted coffee and wanting to play their part in making these experiences more accessible they set about creating an open, honest, and direct speciality coffee company – Frank and Earnest Crafted Coffees.

“We wanted to set up Frank and Earnest so we could provide the unique and memorable experience of fresh roast coffee well beyond our little Shrubbery Café, we also needed the brand to reflect our fair, hardworking, and down to earth approach”

“Being self funded we have begged and borrowed to get started, our roasting room has a history longer than our friendship, our family and friends have been an amazing resource and we really struck gold with the referral of Mike Smith’s design services to help us bring the brand alive”