10 Questions with Paddy Bishopp, co-founder of Paddy & Scotts

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Paddy Bishopp (on the right) left behind a sales and marketing background to follow his passion for food and drink. This first saw the launch of Eat Anglia in 2004, a food and drink home delivery, followed by an award winning Café/Deli. When his coffee roaster moved abroad, he saw an opportunity to launch a young, trendy and vibrant coffee company with friend Scott Russell. Paddy & Scott’s is just moving into its 6th year. It started in the back of Scott’s garage where the two slow-roasted coffee for Scott’s family and friends. The brand is aspirational, engaging and above all, approachable.

Paddy and Scott are two people with a genuine love for fabulous coffee, passionately serving it around The UK.


1. If you had to describe Paddy and Scotts in one word, what would it be? Passionate

2. What’s your favourite part of the job? Presenting to potential clients

3. Which book would you recommend for someone who knows little or nothing about coffee? The Devil’s Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee by Stewart Lee Allen

4. When did you start liking coffee? When I set up my Café Deli. I tried coffee from Trevor, a part time coffee roaster who blended and slow roasted the most incredible coffee. He became my coffee supplier and when he emigrated, Scott and I bought Old Smokey, his 2 1/2 Kg coffee roaster. We started roasting coffee for friends, family and local Farm Shops. That was the birth of Paddy and Scott’s Coffee just over 5 years ago.

5. Opinion on Instant in one word? Convenient

6. How many coffees do you have a day? 3-5 if not coffee tasting.

7. How do you take your coffee? Milk no sugar unless I use my V60 when I have just black.

8. What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self? Really enjoy your early 20’s. Once you start your career or own business and have a family, it is work work work. I am lucky I love my job!!

9. Who do you most admire? Richard Branson. A great business brain and brand builder who understands his strengths and weaknesses, bringingin in the right people around him.

10. Rolling Stones or The Beatles? Rolling Stones (The first one so far I might add!)


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