About us - JAVA Coffee Roasters

Driven by a mission

Welcome to JAVA Coffee Roasters! We are a Warsaw coffee roaster established in 2001.


Source: European Coffee Trip

We stand for the freshness and quality of beans, great customer service, fair treatment of co-workers as well as farmers who go the extra mile, and a sustainable approach to life. We believe nothing is more important than doing our very best to optimise an individual's pleasure and enjoyment when drinking JAVA Coffee. Such pleasure and enjoyment should be about tranquillity rather than endless acquisition, want less, consume less, live more simply and emphasise instead friendship, the pursuit of ideas and rich conversation..........We believe good coffee is part of this road map for a good life.

Our History

1999 - Launch of Stoney Point Java chain of cafes in Warsaw, first one at ul. Panska 83, Warszawa.

Coffee was fresh roasted on a 5KG 1970s Probat and amazing sandwiches designed by a chef that flew in from Spago Los Angeles!

2001 - Stoney Point Java becomes Sp z o.o. limited company 

2004 - Glen Gregory appointed CEO. Roasting coffee had been the hobby part of the business, running the cafes was the business, but what we really enjoyed was roasting coffee, not running cafes so SPJ closed and name change to JAVA Coffee and pivoted to supplying HoReCa.

2005 - We flew to Glasgow to meet Ewan Reid, Ewan introduced us to Steve Hurst at Mercanta. Our journey into specialty coffee started here!


2005 - CEO Glen Gregory travelled to Latin America organised by "Cup of Excellence" 2006 Acquired a Sivetz and retired the old lady Probat. Wholesale business grew and beginnings of the specialty coffee scene began to seed in Warsaw; 


2007 - Became the first mainland Europe distributor for SUKI Tea

2007 - JAVA became Certified Organic/Organic Coffee Producer

2009 JAVA became Member of Cup of Excellence program

2009 - Glen Gregory became Cup of Excellence

2009 JAVA UNIVERSITY launched, we knew that training and standards must be at the heart of what we do

2010 - 1st time Single Origins/Light Roast in our offer (beginning of Alternative Brewing in Poland)

2011 - Launch of Youbean.com, vending machines with BUNN grinders installed in retail points around Warsaw, routinely refilled with fresh roasted coffee - later terminated - too early!!!!

2013 - Official opening JAVA University on Palisadowa and opening of a JAVA Pop Up within Warsaw's largest organic market

2013 - Arrival of Loring Kestrel 35KG, cuts emissions by up to 80%. Started up JAVA Serbia in Belgrade with local partners Milos and Jovan


2014 - Launch of JAVA's first B2C webshop and Coffee of the Month program

2016 - Karina Pest winning Polish Cup Tasters Championship, Rafal Kaniewski's promotion to head roaster. Glen Gregory stands down as CEO and replaced by Nick Fitzwilliams

2017 - Launch of ReJAVA zero waste solutions and introduction of plant milks. JAVA became country distributor for Minor Figures, Sproud and Rude Health.

2018 - Arrival of Diedrich 25KG. Rafal winning Polish Roasting Championship... and launch of JAVA Canada and launch of seasonal specialty espresso

2019 - Rafal coming 8th in the Rimini Roasting World Championship and acceleration of JAVA's specialty Coffee of the Month program and launch of JAVA UK

2020 - Further acceleration of JAVA's specialty Coffee of the Month program and pivot to online B2C because of Covid-19.

2021 - Continued development of JAVA's specialty coffee launching more frequently "super" coffees and maintaining JAVA's very high standards despite a very challenging lockdown in Quarter 1. Exited JAVA Serbia in Nov 2021.

2022 - Launch of JAVA's new B2C and B2b webshop.