Tinder Box & Matthew Algie: Partners in Crema

Tinderbox & Matthew Algie: Partners in Crema.

July 10th, 2024 | Case Studies

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With over seven cafés across Glasgow, Tinderbox is one of the leading independent coffee shop chains in Scotland. They follow a simple philosophy: great coffee, great surroundings, and great music. Each café is unique in its design and atmosphere, while the coffee and menu remain consistent, ensuring that every location maintains the distinctive “Tinderbox feel” while driving the next generation of coffee experiences. 

Speaking to Carlo, the managing director, he shared, “We are always expanding and evolving from our heritage. There aren’t many 25-year-old independent coffee chains in Scotland.” Tinderbox partners with the best local suppliers who share similar values, which includes us!  

A Partnership Steeped in Excellence   

Matthew Algie has always been proud to support and work with Tinderbox over the years. Carlo reaffirms, “We are intrinsically linked and have been for years,” highlighting the significant difference between a coffee supplier and a coffee partner. He notes, “From the incredibly impressive roastery, the care and attention to the coffee beans, to the quality of packaging.” 

 How the Years Have Passed  

 The partnership with Tinderbox began over 30 years ago, back when the Bunn Grind and Serve was revolutionary, and the first Terminator film was released. Then and now, we remain the biggest boutique roastery in the UK, enabling us to think big and do things other roasters can’t. In an industry where new roasters are emerging every week with their own offerings, Carlo believes what keeps customers coming back is “experience, expertise, ethical sourcing, scalability, and engineering coverage on your coffee machines. You can’t find that package elsewhere.” … Yes, we are pretty great. 

  Exclusively Roasted for Tinderbox 

Understanding the vision of our customers is what we do best. Our experts work extensively to develop a bespoke coffee blend that meets that vision, roasting and packaging it all in the heart of Glasgow at our state-of-the-art facility. Carlo shares that the coffee they serve at Tinderbox has always been a source of pride and is a vital part of their business model. It’s something their customers have come to expect. We hope this partnership with Tinderbox continues for the next 30 years and beyond. Working with customers who strive for innovation and quality is a challenge the Matthew Algie team loves to embrace. 

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