Our Story


Ben's journey with coffee began over a decade ago in the city of Bath, UK. 

The journey so far...

After soaking up coffee wisdom from UK Barista Champion Maxwell Colonna, Ben landed his dream job at Colonna and Smalls. It was here that he learnt how to brew delicious espresso, pour perfect flat whites, & work the brew bar smoothly, all while serving customers with a smile.

Fast forward a few years, & Ben’s passion shifted to roasting coffee. Over the next 4 years, he practised the art of roasting the raw product- immersing himself in everything coffee, even taking a trip out to Colombia to see the coffee farms for himself.

Feeling inspired by the immense effort & care involved in growing & processing coffee, Ben took a leap of faith, leaving Colonna to start his next adventure; Colours Coffee.

During this time, Ben moved to Hullavington & met the brewers/owners of the Flying Monk Brewery. They quickly became good friends, sharing a passion for creating the perfect brew. There wasn’t a better place for Colours Coffee to call home.

& the rest is history…

“I'm so excited to put all of my passion and 10 years of knowledge, into something I can truly call my own, Colours Coffee.

A roastery driven by the many exceptional coffees that are on offer to us as roasters, but also makes the world of speciality coffee more approachable, for all to enjoy"

Ben Stokes,

Co-founder of Colours Coffee