Made in Sheffield: Frazer's Coffee brewing up a storm with customers
The '˜Made In Sheffield' exhibition showcases some of the finest makers in the city - and among them is Frazer's Coffee.
Business owner Frazer Habershon is a former plumber and gas engineer who founded his company after injuries from a car accident saw him need to make a career change.
His love of coffee has grown from a hobby, roasting coffee in his garden shed, to a full-time business, providing coffee for many popular Sheffield bars, cafes and restaurants.
The story of Frazer’s sole micro coffee roaster in Attercliffe features in the ‘Made in Sheffield’ exhibition at Millennium Gallery, which showcases some of the city’s finest makers from world-class manufacturers to talented individuals working in studios and workshops.
Frazer said: “I offer coffee which is unique and locally produced. I also try to accommodate everybody’s tastes as I think it’s important that speciality coffee market shouldn’t be intimidating - it should be something to be enjoyed by everyone.”
Frazer’s Coffee is sold throughout Sheffield, including at Gerties Café in Walkley, Nest in Crosspool, Abbeydale Picture House on Abbeydale Road and The Tea Studio in the city centre.
He added: “I really enjoy attending events throughout the city, including markets in Nether Edge, Sharrowvale, Crookes, Dronfield and Greenhill.
“These are a huge part of my business as I get to interact with my customers directly and talk coffee, which is a great part of the job, as well as giving advice and support on home brewing.
“I love my home city Sheffield and am so glad that it supports me as a small business – I get to support it with lots of caffeine too.”
In the future, Frazer hopes to open his own café with space to roast his own coffee beans, allowing him to run workshops and ‘coffee cupping’ tasting sessions.
He said: “I’d love a space where I could roast in-house, share my passion for coffee and welcome customers who love it just as much as me – a one stop shop for coffee fans.”
Frazer is also thrilled to be included in the ‘Made in Sheffield’ exhibition.
He said: “It’s a real honour to be asked to be involved in the exhibition – I’m humbled to surrounded by so many huge Sheffield institutions. I didn’t realise that people even knew about Frazer’s Coffee, so it really feels like I’ve been put on the map.”
The exhibition, which runs until January 8, is free entry.
It is being held as part of a wider project called Sheffield’s ‘Year of Making’. The £1.5 million festival involves a programme of events, bringing together craftspeople, artists, musicians, the business community and academics.