About us and our coffee

Making coffee simple

We haven’t grown our beards long, got some tattoos or rolled up our jeans. We also don’t claim to have backpacked around the world in our flip flops, to visit each of our coffee farmers and source the best coffee.

We leave that to our amazing supplier, Falcon Coffees.

We just focus on more the important things:

  • Great customer service – by being approachable,  genuine and straight to the point
  • Great coffee, roasted fresh, delivered fast and delivered free (mostly)
  • Keeping it real – simple descriptions, in plain English with no fancy jargon.

Why Golden Sheep?

Based in the Stroud Valleys, Golden Sheep Coffee was established in 2018 by Michael after deciding to leave F1 Motorsport after 30+ years. It was time for a change and a new start… there’s only so much glitz and glamour a man can take, and it’s nice to have a change from champagne every week!

Our brand pays homage to the Cotswold Lion, adorned with a golden fleece—a nod to Stroud’s rich woolen and textile history.

Embracing our local roots by naming our blends after local areas (Worley Ridge, Coaley Peak, Forty Acre Lane and Butterrow Hill).

Ethically sourced

Golden Sheep Coffee’s commitment to quality and transparency shines through our sourcing process.

  • Bean Origins: We procure our coffee beans from Falcon Coffees, a Speciality Team. Falcon sources the finest coffees from Africa, Latin America, and Asia, ensuring top-notch quality. These beans are all graded 80 and above by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).
  • Traceability: Each coffee bean is fully traceable back to the farmer or cooperative. To make this information easily accessible, we introduced QR codes on our bags. A quick scan reveals the story behind your cup of coffee— the hands that grew and processed it.
  • Supporting the Supply Chain: By sharing every detail about the coffee they source, Falcon Coffees supports everyone in the supply chain. From farmers and exporters to roasters and baristas, they champion quality coffee at every step. ☕🌱

Better than fairtrade

As standard, Falcon Speciality pay premiums above the cost of production, regardless of the world price of coffee. They are transparent in their work and aim to have a positive impact wherever they trade, supporting projects at origin and channeling revenue back to the coffee producing regions where it is often needed most.
This ethical supply chain behaves in a manner in-keeping with the principles of trust, transparency, and integrity. It is based on the idea of co-operation rather than competition; nurturing , rather than predatory.

Environmentally considerate

We aim to be as environmentally aware and considerate as possible in everything we do, and we’re working hard to eradicate single use plastics wherever possible. In 2019, we were proud to receive the first ‘Plastics-free Champion Award’ for Stroud. This award recognised our hard work in trying to eliminate single-use plastics from our business.

To underscore our commitment to the wellbeing of out planet and community, we are also working towards becoming B-Corp certified, focusing on sustainability and reducing our carbon emissions.

How are we working towards this?

  • Working with ‘Living without plastic’ (pfree.co.uk), we identified ways in which we can make small changes to do our bit.
  • We use simple brown craft paper packaging with with no foil lining or plastic valves – easily recyclable in your regular  paper/cardboard recycling bin. The bags are made for us at a factory no more that 1/4 of a mile away – we like to keeps suppliers local wherever possible.
  • Our single-use takeaway cups and lids are 100% fully compostable (we’ve tested it in our compost heap at home), and the lids are Vegware (made from vegetables so pop them in your waste food bin).
  • We offer a refill service for customers with their own containers and returnable jars. Regulars also refill their empty coffee bags several times too – Ditch the packaging.
  • We offer used coffee grinds from our espresso machines, and chaff from our roaster – FREE for your garden or compost. 
  • Wherever possible, our cardboard waste goes into our compost, reused for deliveries or otherwise recycled.
  • But there is still more we can do…

The Roastery

Our roastery is located at Bridgend Works, on the outskirts of Stonehouse. You are welcome to pop in to try our coffees or pick up your order.
Its best to call ahead before you make your journey in case we are out delivering or still making our way back from one of the local markets.

We deliver for FREE within a 5 mile radius of Stroud. This takes in GL5, GL6 and GL10 postcodes.
For orders over £25, we delivery nationally for FREE via Royal Mail or courier.

Coffee Shops & Events

You can find our coffee sold in coffee shops within central Stroud, local Farm Shops, popup markets and at the Shambles Market in Stroud every weekend.
We can also be found at local events, which we announce, as-and-when, through our social media accounts and on the website.

Come and Find us – we would love to see you