About us

Family run coffee roasters, Southwood Coffee was started by the sister and brother team, Romaney and James Southwood. With their love of coffee they aim to bring speciality coffee to the forefront of the Birmingham coffee scene. They are committed to focusing on fair trade and good environment practices.



James and Romaney Southwood have lifelong interests in healthy living, sustainability and commitment to the global environment. When combined with their total of 40 years of experience in coffee preparation, presentation and tasting, they make a powerful team aiming to maximise your coffee experience. Their interest in speciality coffee roasting began during some years spent experiencing, enjoying and learning about the coffee culture of Singapore with its eclectic and cosmopolitan heritage. On setting up their coffee bean roasting base in Birmingham, they have focused their efforts on sourcing coffee bean growers with a matching commitment to sustainability of coffee plantations, excellence in local environmental practices and fair trade to support the local workforce.