At DRWakefield we are proud and privileged to bring a vast range of coffees from across the world to our customers – from the farm gate to the doors of our roasters.
Based in London since 1970, DRWakefield was founded by Derrick Wakefield, father of Simon Wakefield who drives the business day-to-day. Derrick wanted to supply both specialist and regular grade coffees to the UK trade, small private roasters and large multinational companies alike, building strong relationships to understand their needs. We still live by this philosophy today, providing our different customers across the globe with the right coffee at the right price. And we are still independently owned and financed.
Having a good client base is worthless if you do not have an equally strong supply source. This has been achieved through our deep knowledge of our origins – many of our team having lived in origin for a number of years – and with regular trips to understand how the supply chain functions down to the farm gate. We ensure transparent relationships from origin to our customer’s door. And since our relationships are direct, it’s not difficult. We’ve also found suppliers with a similar ideology as ourselves. And it’s paid off… we are incredibly proud to have worked with many of our customers and suppliers for years… some from the very beginning.