It’s All About The Coffee
The idea to start a specialty coffee business in Scotland originated in 2012 when we were still living in Sydney, Australia. Operations started in 2017. We already had a long association with the town of Cromarty located on the Highlands east coast, the appeal was the climate, the water, the Cromarty Firth and the welcoming nature of the people of this place.
The plan was to provide an exceptional and consistent specialty espresso but without the spectacle. We wanted specialty coffee to be accessible, friendly and very low key. We believed this could work in smaller towns and we have been right.
The Vandyke Brothers name was the old Australian building business name of Tony Vandyke’s father that was in operation for 60 years. The Vandyke Brothers name held a rich history that was innovative, trusted and respected.