Over the past eight years, Fernandez & Wells has become one of London’s most influential voices in coffee. Interestingly enough, it all began over a cup of coffee. Rick Wells, a BBC journalist, was a frequent patron of the central London coffee house managed by Jorge Fernandez. Their caffeinated conversations escalated to the launch of the duo’s eponymous, Soho-based café in 2006.
The vision is straightforward — provide a simple menu of the best food and drink products they can find and serve them in a space both beautiful and welcoming. They’ve drawn inspiration from the concept of a ‘shepherd’s knapsack’, which includes cured meats, farmhouse cheese, sourdough bread and cakes, European wines and, above all, coffee. Each product is hand-selected with authenticity and superior flavour in mind. Combined with their signature, rustic-urban spaces, the experience at Fernandez & Wells is truly unique.
We are ecstatic to announce Fernandez & Wells as the in-store café at Duke Street Emporium. Today, we met with the curators themselves (naturally over coffee) to further discuss plans for the impending launch next month.