ORIGIN Coffee has announced that it will be moving into its new purpose-built 'hub' in Porthleven this month from its current base in Helston.

The building includes a contemporary workspace, coffee shop, training facility, and an external area that will host a series of events and pop-ups for all to enjoy at the weekend.

Origin Coffee will be moving their roastery operations in Helston to a new purpose-built location in Porthleven on April 19.

The group is also planning to reopen its other premises next week on April 14, including its cafe on Commercial Road, Penryn which has been closed since the start of the pandemic.

The new space in Porthleven is the result of over 15 years of experience, which the company says, started with a central ethos to source exceptional coffee through a sustainable, triple bottom line approach.

In addition to organised events, there will also be a range of training on offer – from professional courses teaching barista skills and sensory analysis to enthusiast courses for improved latte art and home brewing.

The interior of the new hub. Picture Rhona McDade

The interior of the new hub. Picture Rhona McDade

“The roastery will be a central hub for all things Origin, where our team can work, socialise, drink amazing coffee, enjoy organised activities, and grow as individuals” says Tom Sobey, owner and founder at Origin Coffee.

“We’re also expanding our quality control procedures and providing further training opportunities to our wholesale partners. Courses will also be available to anyone who wants to learn more about speciality coffee from our industry-leading professionals.”

"We’ve really championed local when it comes to interior design, lighting, furniture and fixtures. The interior is the brainchild of Megan Sadler, who previously worked on the refurbishment of our Charlotte Road shop’s seating area in London.

"She’s created a raw and industrial feel for the roastery. Within the customer-facing areas you will be able to catch glimpses of the process and machinery through a vast window wall, with the bar and bespoke furniture reflecting this craftsmanship and detail.

"The new roastery will be so much more than just a building though; it will act as a communal hub, not only for Origin’s dedicated team but also for Cornwall’s wider coffee community."

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The company, which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary last year, has a strong connection with the community in Porthleven; it’s where they opened their first coffee shop, Harbour Head in 2015, and they’ve been sponsors of the annual food festival for three consecutive years.