The first Independent Coffee Guide was published for the South West in 2014. As a result of requests from the speciality coffee community, it was quickly followed in 2015 by a guide for the north of England, adding North and South Wales into the family, a Scottish guide in 2016 and an Irish edition in 2017.

The guides are published by Salt Media is association with a committee of leading coffee experts in each area who identify who should be invited into the guide, based on meeting the following criteria: commitment to a high quality coffee experience, use of UK roasted speciality beans, two brew methods or two coffees available at any time and independent ownership.

The guides are available from the roasters and cafes featured in the guides, as well being available from our website.