About Us

Our Story

In April 2020, when doors were closed and time stood still, we decided we didn’t want to. After a lot of learning, sampling, tasting, connecting & researching - Sleeper Coffee was born.

Providing great coffee has always been our passion - coffee that brings people together - no exceptions, no exclusions. 

When we were dreaming up our coffee shop Railway ST. the name ‘Sleeper’ was proposed by Stephen & Jonny’s dad, Peter. So it was only right that nearly 5 years on, sadly without him here to see it for himself, that his name finally took the centre stage.

We are incredibly lucky to already be working with some of the most passionate & talented new coffee stops in the country, serving a wide variety of our carefully selected beans. And we have a few very exciting projects in the pipeline.

The Roastery

Our passion lies with excellent coffees and this will always be our core foundation that we build upon. Our Castlewellan roastery was built to give us the space / house the specialist equipment that we needed to master the art of creating amazing specialty coffees. 

Our roasting team are truly passionate about quality and are constantly refining and improving the roasting process of our Giesen smart coffee roaster. This includes monitoring the beans at every stage of development within the roaster & tweaking the process to bring out the best flavours possible. Consistent tasting and sampling of our coffees allow the team to constantly learn & adapt with the ultimate goal being to provide a coffee that blows you away.

Our Sourcing

We operate on a direct trade basis, what this means is that the farmer is 100% fairly compensated for the incredible efforts that are required to produce such high end specialty coffees.

All our coffees are graded above 85 points (SCAA) & represent the best in season flavours available from all around the world. 

When world travel returns to normality we have plans to meet our farmers on site so that we can fully understand and appreciate the efforts and process behind producing coffee.


Going Forward

We have so many plans for Sleeper but our initial push will be to become as carbon sustainable as possible with our end goal being completely carbon neutral. The following steps are only the beginning:

  1. Migrating to a Loring smart roaster that is industry leading for carbon efficiency. 
  2. Working with organisations to offset our environmental footprint. 
  3. Diligently dissecting all areas of our packaging / logistics to make sure we are operating as efficiently as possible.

We want to use Sleeper to convey our ethos across the industry & bring amazing coffees to as many people as possible, if you are interested in working with us then jump over to our wholesale page.