It was almost by accident that James Wise came to be one of the UK’s most talked-about coffee professionals, when a side-job as a barista to support his tattoo apprenticeship evolved into an all-consuming passion. After training with some of the industry’s most talented coffee experts, James caught our attention with the opening of China Plate Espresso in Stoke Newington, and Silkies; his brilliant collaboration with Sonos Studio.
James approaches his craft with a bounding scientific curiosity that would exhaust most. At almost all hours, he can be found tasting, tweaking, experimenting and researching in his never-ending quest for the perfect brew.
What makes the perfect coffee in his eyes? He prefers not to put coffee in his eyes