We are Solo
We are Alex Foss Sims and Theo Garcia, and together we founded Solo.
We both met working as baristas. Theo came from working in the speciality coffee industry. From working as a barista in one of the leading cafés at the time, to then training baristas for a coffee company, to then winning the national Aeropress championship. Alex came from the wine industry, having previously set up the British sparkling wine bar “Brit Pop”. We had a shared love for coffee, but had become disillusioned with the process. There’s lots to know when it comes to brewing and the industry is notoriously non-inclusive. We then put our heads together to mix Theo’s coffee expertise, and Alex’s industry know-how to make great coffee more accessible.
We started by flooding our parent’s kitchen, tweaking and perfecting the recipe until we were finally happy to release the finished product.