For over half a decade the Salt team has championed the UK and Ireland’s independent speciality coffee roasteries via our Independent Coffee Guide series of books.
Our writers have toured the UK on the trail of the most exceptional coffee and worked closely with the speciality coffee scene’s industry pros in order to introduce our readers – coffee geeks, brew freaks and the simply curious – to the most unmissable speciality coffee shops and roasteries.
So we know a thing or two about what makes a damn fine coffee. And that’s why we launched Indy Coffee Box.
All about the quality
It’s a coffee subscription service like no other, because we only curate beans from indie roasteries that are good enough to get into the Indy Coffee Guides (that is, the best artisan roasteries across the UK and Ireland). And because the beans are sourced from top-quality roasteries across the entire geographical region, each month we take our subscribers on the equivalent of a coffee road trip as we introduce them to new and exciting coffees.
Creating the brand
Starting this project from scratch required creating a bold look which tied in to the Indy Coffee Guide brand but which also had its own flavour. We echoed the solid rectangle stamp style of the Indy Coffee Guides brand to keep a link, then chose full on CMYK yellow as the signature colour and used a funky font that talks to the target audience.
Huge amounts of time when into creating a strong, quality box that would be fairly low key when delivered – we didn’t want them to get pinched out of people’s porches after all – but which open to surprise and delight with its blast of bold yellow colour. And that’s before you even get to the coffee …
The big roll out
Creating a website, social channels and a monthly magazine called Brew which subscribers receive with their monthly delivery completed the circle and takes coffee lovers on adventures in speciality coffee.