Modern Standard Coffee is a family of driven coffee professionals that work together to produce great coffee, while always aiming to have the best impact we can on the industry, the environment and the communities it connects.

With our roastery in Fife, cafe in Edinburgh, and coffee studio in London, take a look behind our doors and understand what we do in delivering great coffee, meet the producers who grow our coffee and learn about the charities and community organisations that we support along the way.

The team

From roasters and baristas, to machine technicians and coffee trainers; great coffee wouldn’t be possible without them all.

We are a diverse and passionate group of individuals, who believe in looking after each other, as well as the environment, in the pursuit of great coffee.

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The producers

From when we began, in 2015, we have worked to build long lasting relationships with our producers. Over the years, we have welcomed more into our sourcing programme, and are always looking for producers who are passionate about the environment and coffee.

By sourcing our coffee directly from the producers, paying a fair price for their efforts, we can ensure a sustainable financial future for the growers that will enable us to roast great coffee year after year.

Coffee sourcing

The Edinburgh cafe

Opening in December 2020, our cafe in Bruntsfield is our flagship store. 

Serving our Momentum Espresso as our house coffee, alongside a rotating selection of our in season coffees, our cafe presents our take on speciality coffee and creates a warm and welcoming environment for both customers and our team.

Opening hours are
Mon - Fri 8am - 3pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm

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The roastery

At the start of December 2019, we opened our state of the art roastery in Glenrothes, Fife, having outgrown our first roastery where we began 5 years before.

Over the years we’ve learned and developed our skills, and our roastery now reflects the effort that we put into roasting great coffees batch after batch.

We roast on a 70kg, 25kg, 12kg & 2.5kg Diedrich roasters, giving us full scope to roast small lot coffees and large customer orders without compromising on quality.

Our ethically sourced, direct trade specialty coffees are available to order online, with click and collect available for local customers to the roastery.

For those customers that need a little more advice, you are able to visit our roastery shop during opening hours, and speak with our knowledgeable team who can advise you on what’s in season and tasting great, to little tips and tricks to make great coffee at home.

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The story of Modern Standard

One of the few female founded and run coffee businesses in the UK, Modern Standard is the fusion of speciality coffee passion and commercial coffee experience. 

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