We started our coffee journey over 15 years ago. At home, roasting green coffee in a wok. The smell was amazing, the chaff was everywhere, the roast was, well, uneven. But the taste was like nothing else we had experienced before.
After a while, we dispensed with the wok and bought our first 1/4 kilo roaster, a CBR101, to help make our roasts more even. This gave us improved control over the roasting process and enabled us to collect the chaff. We were still only roasting at home for ourselves, but then had the opportunity to open our first shop in Dorchester.
The premises was a former shoe shop in town, closed for over two years, and needed a lot of work. Coincidentally, Genesis were working on a new 1kg roaster which was just going through EU approval. We took delivery of the very first CBR1200 1kg roaster to be sold in the UK and opened up FINCA Specialty Coffee Shop in Dorchester on 19th June 2014, roasting coffee during the evenings.
Roll on a few years, and we now have a dedicated roastery where we ONLY roast SCA 80+ coffees. We don't outsource ANY of our coffee roasting. And every single coffee bean that's been sold, either through our hoppers as drinks or in retail bags has been roasted by us.
We hope you enjoy our coffees as much as we do.
We opened our first shop in Dorchester on 19th June 2014, roasting all of the coffee on our CBR1200 shop coffee roaster in store. Finca Dorchester is based at 41 Great Western Road, Dorchester, Dorset. DT1 1UF
On 14th July 2016, we opened our second location in Yeovil. At this time, we soon realised that our little shop roaster in Dorchester was going to be too small to roast for both shops, so we started to seek out a new dedicated site for a new roaster. Finca Yeovil is loacted at 11 High Street, Yeovil, Somerset. BA20 1RG
Our Finca Poundbury site opened its doors on 11th December 2017. This became the new site for our bakery where we make and bake all the cakes and bread for all the shops. Finca Poundbury is loacted at The Buttercross, 24 Buttermarket, Poundbury, Dorset. DT1 3AZ
On 21st October 2019 Finca Weymnouth was born becoming our fourth specialty coffee shop. Finca Weymouth is loacted at 13 St Thomas Street, Weymouth, Dorset. DT4 8EW
Finca - Dorchester South Street
On 9th May 2023, Finca South Street opened, making it our fifth specialty coffee shop. This time, we came back to our roots to open right bang in the centre of the county town. Finca Dorchester - South Street is located at 50A South Street, Dorchester, Dorset. DT1 1DQ