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Better Coffee Since 2013

Back in 2013 we opened the doors to Mettricks Old Town, Hampshire's first speciality coffee house. The story goes a few years further back than that, when I drank my first flat white in Christchurch, New Zealand in December 2007.


That coffee opened my eyes to coffee being treated as an ingredient with respect, and NZ coffee culture got me hooked.. Over the next few years, I watched as speciality coffee began to sweep the UK, and as a frustrated consumer, I decided we should do something about it in my home city, combining coffee ranked in the top 6% of all coffee grown in the world alongside a coffee house environment that could be the heart of our local communities.


In 2022 we crowdfunded our way to purchasing our first 5kg roaster, fulfilling a dream to roast our own coffee with the support of the Mettricks community. In 2023 we started roasting at our Portswood Coffee House, naming our roastery Ascapart after our cities legendary giant.

Ascapart coffee is made with only speciality grade beans - the highest grade available, carefully selected from some of the best growers in the world. 

We roast on the medium side for balance of flavour and mouthfeel bringing out  beans' unique character. Our goal is to make speciality coffee accessible to everyone - no pretension, just exceptional coffee roasted with care. 

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