In 2018 Tom and Anna opened Monkeybean. A small café off the beaten track, that myself (Anna) and Tom were able to build entirely from scratch. When the idea for a coffee shop was born, I was travelling in Asia where I picked up a lot of inspiration and of course, saw plenty of monkeys…
Upon my return from travelling, we had the opportunity to build the cafe on Sugarswell Business Park, where Tom had worked since 2014. Tom also runs a bespoke kitchen and cabinet-making business ‘Monkeywood’, Tom’s skills came in very handy with the building and fitting out of the coffee shop and I picked up a lot of new skills along the way. With Monkeybean built and completed in November 2018, we indulged in a passion for good coffee and amazing cakes. Over the years, we grew a community hub and met so many supportive and friendly customers.
After nearly 5 years of Monkeybean, in 2023 we decided to close the doors and concentrate on Tom’s bespoke kitchen business Monkeywood. Still having a passion for amazing coffee, we have decided to continue to sell Monkeybean house blend coffee online for everyone to enjoy at home.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...
Love this place! Warm and friendly atmosphere, great coffee, tasty food and yummy sweet treats. What more could you want?! ☕🥓🍳🥖🥪🍰👍🏻 … not forgetting a chilled glass of wine or G&T if you prefer … 😊🍸🍷
Best coffee in the country from my experience. Great service, very friendly and helpful. Now part of our regular routine.
We use Limini’s House blend coffee. Hand picked speciality Arabica beans from Brazil, El Salvador and India. Ethically sourced from the finest coffee growers of South America and Asia Youri (originally from The Netherlands) came to the UK with Samantha after travelling the world together. After working in various coffee shops on the high street they decided on setting up Limini Coffee. Today Limini supplies speciality coffee all over the UK from their roastery in West Yorkshire They are fuelled by espresso and driven by customer happiness!