Meet The Perth Indies, The Bean Shop

The Bean Shop was established in 2003 by husband and wife duo, John and Lorna Bruce, with the vision of delivering the finest coffee roasted in Scotland to the good people of Perth and the UK.  We started roasting coffee in the basement of our George Street shop on our trusty 5Kg Probat roaster.  

They started selling coffee online in 2004 and have continued to develop blends and refine their coffee list to ensure that they always have a selection of the finest speciality coffee beans available. As a food and drink retailer, The Bean Shop is open during lockdown, with a cute gate at the door to help keep you safe. Online is also open and they offer click and collect which is called Pick Up on their site. 

Working closely with skilled import partners, they manage consistent quality through tasting and constant evaluation of their coffees, selecting only the finest quality beans that will ensure the best flavour in your cup.  

"Roasting by hand gives our coffee the attention to detail and the distinctive flavour that it deserves.  We roast in small batches, daily so that the coffee's individual characteristics can shine through.  By tasting and sharing our roasting techniques we can offer a consistency and depth of flavour unique to The Bean Shop. 

"Freshness is the key for great coffee so we roast to order and don't leave coffee sitting around to lose its intrinsic flavour.  We only roast what we need and bag the coffee into one way valve bags to preserve the delicate aromas and flavours.

When it comes to lockdown, Lorna wants everyone to know the team are very much there for you! "Please do get in touch if there is anything The Bean Shop can help you with over lockdown. You can phone, email, send us messages on social media and order from our website. Whichever way suits you best, we’ll be happy to hear from you."  

Quick Fire Questions With Lorna Bruce

Name of the shop and how long in Perth?
The Bean Shop and we have been here for 17 years, the time has just flown.

What is your favourite thing from your own website?
I'd cheer up lockdown with a moomin mug and a bag of Colombian coffee.

What would be at the top of your wish list from another Perth Indie's website?
My favourite thing to buy from another indies website would be a Scottish wool throw from Boo Vake

Who or what are you missing most in lockdown?
I’m missing meeting my mum friends in lockdown and seeing my wee sister and niece.

Who will be top of yout list for a post lockdown party?
I’d party with The Bean Shop team as we really missed our Christmas party this year.