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The Brew Project

07305 938 515 (call for wholesale coffee supplies)


Jonny Bescoby, roaster of fine Columbian coffee beans and owner of The Brew Project, is one of the most affable people you’re likely to meet. He simply loves to chat (especially if the topic is coffee), and so unsurprisingly knows most of his customers by name.


Jonny fell in love with coffee whilst living in Australia, describing the experience as ‘like falling down a rabbit hole’, as he discovered multiple outlets for creativity from tasting to package design. He launched The Brew Project three years ago, roasting beans sourced from a Columbian farmers’ collective at his own roastery in Castle Acre. Today he spends three days a week there, perfecting the delicate roasting process, to create a deliciously smooth blend which supplies wholesale customers including Restaurant 22, Cambridge, and The River Terrace, St Ives.


When not roasting, Jonny can be found at Kerb Kollective – the hip riverside cafe he runs alongside ‘a mob of passionate coffee pro’s’, including part owner Rory Foy and designer Shaun Lynch, who masterminded The Brew Project’s distinctive tin design. Located within Cambridge’s Museum of Technology’s ticket office, the café has seating overlooking the River Cam, and serves scrumptious food including bread and pastries (from Grain Culture, Ely) blondies, brownies, and vegan bakes.
Kerb Kollective launched in its current premises in September 2021, moving literally metres from the Othersyde bar where, from June 2020, it did a roaring trade providing takeaway coffee to the locked down masses.


With his natural gregarious personality, Jonny quickly built up a loyal customer base, which has followed him to Kerb Kollective’s new home. Top of The Brew Project’s wish-list is a Cambridge café-cum roastery, but for now Jonny is content roasting ‘insanely high quality coffee’ – and having a good chinwag whilst he serves it!