Can I stock Caffeine Magazine?

We are not currently looking for more distribution points in London, but we are looking for high quality cafes outside of the capital. Caffeine is a free to customers publication and therefore is not to be resold. We do need the cafes who stock us to pay for the courier 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 your coffee offering. If you have been open for at least one year using speciality coffee and have SCA accredited staff training, please follow this link to our online Questionnaire

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 write up in the magazine. We will except two bags per roaster per issue (extras will not be entered), this needs to be wholebean, speciality grade, single origin coffee, roasted for filter. Blends will be accepted if they have their origins stated. Coffees will not be individually assessed and commented on or returned. We cannot give feedback for each coffee sent. 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 will also be posted to our social media channels if we think they are especially tasty or of note. Please send any samples to our address.
Caffeine Magazine, 46 Brockley Cross Business Centre, Endwell Road, London, SE4 2PD

Coffee for cuppings are needed:
Feb/Mar Issue – Begining of January
Apr/May Issue – Begining of March
Jun/Jul Issue – Begining of May
Aug/Sep Issue – Begining of July
Oct/Nov Issue – Begining of September
Dec/Jan issue – Begining of 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 the guarantee you’ll never miss an issue, you can subscribe and we will post one to you as soon as they are printed often before they hit the cafes.

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 cafes or roasters
  • We do not run press releases or let PR companies write features for us
I have a news story you maybe interested in.

Please send it in via our on-line contact form, we are always looking for interesting snippets. We cannot reply directly to all emails and your stories may not be deemed right for our readership. News deadlines are below:

Dec/Jan’18 issue – 01/11/17
Feb/Mar’18 Issue – 15/01/18
Apr/May’18 Issue – 12/03/18
Jun/Jul’18 Issue – 14/05/17
Aug/Sep’18 Issue – 16/07/17
Oct/Nov’18 Issue – 17/09/17

Can I join the team / do work experience with you?

We are always looking for interns, if you’d like to work on a magazine and see how they function. Please be aware these positions are unpaid and for two week blocks only. We are based in Brockley, South East London, and will need you to be with us in the office from 10am – 6pm week days. You will need to have a very high standard of written English. If this all sounds good, then please get in touch via the contact form.