Can I stock Caffeine Magazine?
We are not currently looking for more stockists in London, but we are looking for high quality cafes outside of the capital! Because Caffeine is a free-to-customers publication, it therefore cannot be resold. We do need the cafés who stock us to pay the courier fee to get the magazine to them. If there is already a Caffeine stockist in your immediate area, it is unlikely we will be looking for another stockist so close. Sorry, first come first served!
In becoming a distributor we are endorsing your operation so we need to understand the coffee that you serve. If you have been open for at least one year using speciality coffee and have SCA accredited staff training, then please follow this link to our online Questionnaire , we’ll get back to you if we feel you are a good match for Caffeine.
Can I send you some coffee samples?
Sure! We run a blind cupping each issue to find our top 5 seasonal coffees, the best one getting a full page feature in the magazine. We will except two bags per roaster (extras will not be entered)- these need to be wholebean, speciality grade, single origin coffee and roasted for filter. Blends will be accepted if they have their origins stated. Coffees will not be individually assessed or returned. Unfortunately, we cannot give feedback for each coffee as we can receive up 60 bags per issue! The coffees sent for our cupping do not need to be roasted in the UK but will need to be readily available here.
Espresso and filter coffees maybe posted on our social media channels if we think they are especially tasty or of note. Please send samples to our address.
Caffeine Magazine, 46 Brockley Cross Business Centre, Endwell Road, London, SE4 2PD
Coffee for cuppings are needed:
Feb/Mar Issue – Early January
Apr/May Issue – Early March
Jun/Jul Issue – Early May
Aug/Sep Issue – Early July
Oct/Nov Issue – Early September
Dec/Jan issue – Early November
How can I get a copy of Caffeine Magazine?
Caffeine is available for free through our network of independent speciality coffee shops- you can find them on our stockists page. If you are not able to get to one of our stockists, or want to ensure you never miss an issue, you can subscribe via our website and we will post one to you hot off the printing press.
Can I pitch a feature idea or shoot for Caffeine?
Of course! We’d love to hear your ideas and see your images, we are always looking for new and interesting angles on the world of speciality coffee and working with different people, a few points before you do:
- If you are sending images, please send a link to the photos – do not send them directly via email.
- If you are sending a feature idea, please limit it to 150 word synopsis.
- We are NOT a trade magazine (we don’t cover commercial issues i.e. the latest dishwasher)
- We do not run features on individual cafés or roasters
- We do not run press releases or let PR companies write features for us
I have a news story you may be interested in!
Amazing- please send it in via our on-line contact form, we are always looking for interesting snippets! We endeavour to respond to every pitch as promptly as possible, but cannot always reply directly to all emails and your stories may not necessarily be deemed right for our readership. If you do have a news story that you think would benefit our readership, then please be aware of our copy deadlines below:
Dec/Jan’19 Issue – 09/11/18
Feb/Mar’19 Issue – 09/01/19
Apr/May’19 Issue – 08/03/19
Jun/Jul’19 Issue – 10/05/19
Aug/Sep’19 Issue – 12/07/19
Do you offer internships?
Yes we do! The internships we offer are for two-week blocks only, and are unpaid. We believe internships are a two-way thing: we give you experience of the inner workings of a media company and give you meaningful work, in exchange for your skills and time.
If you are still happy to apply, then please fill out this online questionnaire.
We look forward to hearing from you!