Foundry Coffee is on a mission to change the way we buy coffee with a mantra of serving artisan coffee forged with passion and speed.
It has opened its flagship store in August 2022 in the old ticket office at Eastbourne Station.
The concept has been developed by hospitality professional Richard Carter, who owns the Foundry Pub in Brighton, having successfully run eight other hostpitality busineses in the past.
Richard says: “When I was initially shown this venue, I immediately thought it should be a coffee shop as it was perfect for it. From the first moment I was in the venue, I could picture what it would look like and what sights and sounds coming out of it, and it excited me. We are building a business, starting in Eastbourne, where our goal is to have the local community talk about us with pride as a quality brand.”
With exposed reclaimed brickwork, multilevel seating and a wide counter displaying the prized coffee machine, the artwork is from local Brighton artist Cassette Lord. The space has been lovingly transformed into an airy atmospheric coffee store that will stand out in Eastbourne.
Foundry Coffee will make sure that you never have to wait for your coffee, whilst not compromising on the quality so that from the first sip to the last drop is worth returning for every day. The coffee is rosted by Brighton brand ‘The Milk Shed Coffee Roasters’, who focus on sustainability and the finest speciality coffee.
“Speed is important – not just for the positioning of the venue on a commuter train station, but for the general offering and customer satisfaction. We have planed the flow of the venue for customers to make it as speedy or as slow as they want.” – Richard Carter- Owner
Richard and the team have spent time creating a breakfast and lunch offering that uses local suppliers. Taking pride in sourcing ethically, and nurturing partnerships with local small businesses. The bread for the sandwiches, pastires and cake will be supplied by local Poppyseed Bakery- “We met Lee and just loved the open honest nature of his work, we got on well and tasted his products- it was a done deal as they are simply delicious”.
The soft drinks offering has been carefully sourced stocking like-minded brands that don’t include anything nasty or use plastic packaging. The Coffee store will features a retail section selling a selection of coffee products that have been thoughtfully curated over the past couple of years.
Foundry Coffee will employ 10 people locally. The build has been completed by local Eastbourne companies Including Stac Projects, Colston’s and Image flooring.
You can visit Foundry Coffee between the hours of 5.30 am & 6pm week days and 8am-6pm on Weekends.
Covers: 30 sitting in
Monday to Friday 5:30am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am – 6pm
Eastbourne Railway Station