Hot Numbers Roastery
Wrights Mowers, Dunsbridge Turnpike, Shepreth, Cambs, SG8 6RB
Hot Numbers is an independent speciality coffee shop and roastery with a vision focused firmly on excellent coffee and food, served with a smile, and all to a soundtrack of jazz/blues music. This local business, Cambridge-grown by its founder Simon Fraser, is named after a former record shop he frequented in his youth, found on Kingston Street close to their very first coffee shop in Gwydir Street, which opened its doors in April 2011.
At Hot Numbers they roast and serve ever-changing seasonal single origin coffee to the highest standard possible, alongside delicious brunch and cake menu offerings – made both in-house and by a host of friendly local suppliers. Live music, art-based events/lectures and private hire are featured weekly at Gwydir Street (pre-Covid restrictions). Hot Numbers’ second branch opened in Trumpington Street in December 2014 to house their coffee roaster and focus on barista training, and this soon evolved into the buzzing café it is today. Needing a bit more space, in 2018, Simon made his biggest move to date and relocated the roastery to its current stunning spot at Shepreth – creating Hot Numbers HQ with a café, bakery, coffee training area and lots of space, both inside and outside (there’s no table bookings needed, just turn up!).
As well as serving the good folks of Cambridge, The Hot Numbers team also work alongside, and supply, many coffee-focussed businesses by providing freshly roasted beans, equipment, servicing and barista training to support them in all things coffee.
And, when you’re not in one of their cafes but crave that distinctive Hot Numbers taste, they have a Roast & Post subscription service. They send out freshly-roasted coffee to your door whenever you choose – be it weekly, every other week or monthly – using a first-class courier service included in the price. You’ll find details in the coffee section on their website.