A little bit about us.
When Lucy and I married in August 2009, it was the start of a special journey for us. We chose to honeymoon in Canada.
Purely by fortune, we decided to spend a few days in Nelson. As we stepped out of our hire car, a stranger smiled and said a warm hello. He took time to ask where we were from (Eastbourne, in southern England) and to suggest a few terrific places to visit. He also recommended the speciality coffee at Oso Negro Café.
Wow! We never knew coffee could taste that good: sweet, smooth and unforgettably chocolatey. The café seemed to reflect the friendly, enveloping spirit of this wonderful town.
Back home, full of memories of the sun glistening across Kootenay Lake, we went to work on a decision we made that day to open our own speciality coffee shop, beside the sea, in Eastbourne. It took us just a moment to decide that it had to be named after Nelson!
In Nelson’s honour, and with our thanks, we promised that our coffee shop would reflect their spirit. Everyone is made welcome, we source the finest ingredients and work tirelessly to perfect and deliver excellence.
Every day, we raise a cup to Nelson. If a Nelson citizen is ever in England, and finds themselves in Eastbourne, we hope they’ll come in and tell us how we’re doing.
Ben & Lucy
Co-founders, Nelson Coffee Co.