Providers of good coffee...

Heart and Graft of Salford kickstart us into action at The Pilcrow every morning. We sell good old filtered coffee to sit in or take away if you're on the go.

We spoke to our independent coffee suppliers about what makes them tick…

WHO IS HEART AND GRAFT?

We source, roast and deliver awesome specialty coffee to the good good people of Manchester and beyond.

WHAT IS HEART AND GRAFT?

It's a simple idea really. Sourcing coffees we love and roasting them. Everything we do is flavour focused

WHY IS HEART AND GRAFT?

We are great at coffee, we love coffee. It's just what we do

WE SERVE HEART AND GRAFT FILTER AT THE PILCROW. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE BENEFITS OF FILTER ARE?

In a market saturated by espresso based drinks its really refreshing to explore the massive massive range of flavour profiles filter has to awful. Also filter is pure badass caffeine fuel.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD COFFEE?

Flavours and taste are crucial. But also context. Where are you, who are you with, what mood are you in when drinking the coffee?

WHAT/WHO ARE HEART AND GRAFT’S INSPIRATIONS?

So many, not all coffee related. Let's broadly put it in the camp of anyone who excels at what they do and loves what they do.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE BEST HOME COFFEE SETUP IS?

Ahhhhhhh the ultimate question. So many ways to brew! Ok so my ultimate no matter what piece of kit? Im old fashioned so a French Press, never breaks and anyone can make tasty coffee on it.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT COFFEE BEERS? DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE?

They are great. One of my favourites is Xocoveza from Stone Brewing, absolutely banging.

WHAT ARE YOU INTO AT THE PILCROW?

I like the fact there is a place that brings together the best of local people and produce to make a beautiful little place to have a drink and chat in.

WHERE CAN PEOPLE PICK UP YOUR BEANS?

A few places in and around town. The best place to get the full range is our website. Even better come down the roastery, we'll make you a coffee and probably chew your ear off for an hour or so about coffee.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR HEART AND GRAFT?

Keep finding the coffees that make us go yum and working hard