About Iron & Fire

About Iron & Fire

Our story, Our coffee, Our mission

More than simply ‘another coffee roaster’

Iron & Fire has been built on a lifelong passion for all-things coffee. Following a substantial career in engineering and a decade spent in Melbourne where great coffee is a way of life, founder Kevin Burrows spent two years of vigorous experimentation focused on combining standard air roasting with a halogen energy input to allow for variable energy levels.  Kevin also worked with a specialist high end roaster manufacturer to develop customisation, modifying the technology to meet his bespoke specifications. 

Kev Burrows talking to customers about the roasting process
the process of checking the water-content of the beans

Science behind the bean

The very fine tuning that this roaster allows Kevin and the Iron & Fire team to do, means there’s a level of flexibility to bring out every nuance and unique flavour profile of each bean – depending on where the bean is grown and under what conditions, the Iron & Fire team gets the very best out of every one. 

Responsibility, fairness & innovation

As a rapidly expanding business, Iron & Fire is committed to grow with the same core company values it uses in its roasting process: responsibility, fairness, and innovation. These values are central to everything the company does from how it sources its beans, through to its approach to employment, staff development and the support of young people into the workplace. And finally to the experience of the end customer.

A handful of green coffee beans
Iron & Fire staff giving barista training to customers in the Roastery

Supporting our customers

A significant focus for the Iron & Fire team is in supporting the businesses that it supplies with coffee, with a comprehensive business support structure. Its end-to-end service starts, for those new to the coffee shop business, with support on the correct layout of equipment, and goes on to cover pricing and staffing levels, all with the aim of helping those new businesses to optimise their profits.

A long term view

Taking a long-term partnership approach, Iron & Fire provides its customers with on-going training and development support, guidance on the installation, maintenance and servicing of coffee machines, and dedicated support from a SCA-qualified account manager – not to mention, of course, the all-important supply of great coffee! 

Our mission to bring a more exciting and rewarding coffee experience to UK coffee drinkers whilst supporting those at the heart of the industry. In 2012, Kev made it his goal to bring something new to the table for coffee lovers in a way that aligns with his own values and now with a full team of experts, Iron and Fire has a range of perfectly roasted/crafted coffees, carefully sourced from across the globe. This is coupled with not only barista training but also an established engineering department to allow for the provision and maintenance of coffee related equipment to the UK hospitality industry.

Bags of Iron & Fire's popular Colombian Jazz coffee on a shelf in a cafe


Meet our expert team of self-confessed coffee addicts. Between us, there is everything you could possibly want to know about coffee, and probably a few things you didn’t need to know thrown in..

Coffee Kev

Image of Kev in black and white, looking at a cup of coffee

 – Founder –
Coffee advocate, inventor & salty sea dog.
Go to coffee – Colombian Jazz


Joanna, Iron & Fire's Managing Director, holding a cup of coffee

– Managing Director –
…and anything inbetween!
Go to coffee – Ethiopian Yirgacheffe


Ryan facing sideways drinking a coffee

– General Manager –
Self-confessed coffee geek.
Go to coffee – Tutti Frutti


Mark, Iron & Fire's Finance Manager

– Finance Manager –
He’s a greens man; he’ll bowl you over with his latte art.
Go to coffee – Colombian Jazz


Joe front facing holding a coffee cup

– Digital Manager –
Foodie, football fanatic, and family man.
Go to coffee – Peruvian Lima


Tom, Iron & Fire's Assistant Roaster

– Assistant Roaster –
Usually found in the gym when he’s not at the roaster.
Go to coffee – Kenyan Honey Bush


Jason, Iron & Fire's Order Fulfilment Manager. Picture pending...

– Order Fulfilment Manager –
Dog mad. Camera shy. Never misses Eastenders.
Go to coffee – Brazilian Samba


Jay, Iron & Fire's Barista and Roastery Assistant

– Barista & Roastery Assistant –
Crypto connoisseur. Moonlights as the ‘Rug Villain’ .
Go to coffee – Costa Rican Tarrazu La Pastora


Steffan, Iron & Fire's Coffee Advocate

– Coffee Advocate –
Coffee obsessed! Takes too many pictures of his BMW.
Go to coffee – Papua New Guinea Elimbari


phil engineer fixing a coffee machine

– Engineer –
 Loves a bacon butty and a pint.
Go to coffee – any I&F coffee served up on the road.


John, Iron & Fire's Engineer

– Engineer –
 Has travelled the world servicing gyroplanes. Avid sailer.
Go to coffee – Colombian Jazz


Imogen, Iron & Fire's servicing and contracts administrator

– Servicing & Contracts –
Her motto is “coffee in the morning, wine in the evening”…
Go to coffee – On The Rocks


Iron & Fire is a family business with a strong ethos central to all our business operations. From our sourcing to staffing to our high level of customer service, our social and environmental purpose is at the heart of everything we do.

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