Founders Luke Tomlinson and Pete Gibson began in 2013 with an idea, and a Kickstarter campaign that helped fund their first site, a 5 x 3m wooden pod on Greengate Square. Soon after, their coffee trike appeared – a portable brewbar. This was swiftly followed by a Hub on Deansgate, which blends perfectly a larger working/meeting space and a coffee shop, as well as being their first site to offer something a little stronger into the evenings.

Grindsmith’s latest site is Media City, where we have created a site that expands on our love of community, to build on our ethos and to bring our great coffee to Salford. Our MediaCityUK site has taken us to the next level, with a full kitchen offering breakfast, brunch and lunch, and a full cocktail, beer and wine menu, as well as our great coffee. We've built something that is the reality of our original vision.

And we're not done yet.