Based in Cambridge, Made in Britain member 9Barista manufactures stove top espresso machines.
9Barista was founded by William Playford who spent years developing their espresso machines from his shed, before launching in 2019. The company have since moved to a research and production facility based in central Cambridge, where they export around 90% of their machines outside the UK.
On Joining Made in Britain, a 9Barista team member commented: “We hope to make being part of 'Made in Britain' an important part of our business. We manufacture all our machines in the UK, and not only is this valuable from a global marketing point of view, but it gives us maximum control over our quality and processes. This means we can develop new products more quickly and to a higher standard, and also helps us reduce our 'product mileage' as we don't need to import machines made abroad only to export them once sold.”
On manufacturing in the UK, a 9Barista team member commented: “Being based in the UK, and in Cambridge especially, gives us access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise that has allowed us to develop and manufacture high quality products that are in high demand around the world. It perfectly places us to bring innovative new products to market, which we are excited to continue in 2023 and beyond.”
9Barista joined Made in Britain in 2023, and currently uses the collective mark on their website. They hope to introduce the mark to their product packaging soon.
*Image of 9Barista Team, Photo Credit: Cambridge Independent