About Us

The Bean Shop - Coffee Roasters

The Bean Shop was established in 2003 by husband and wife duo, John and Lorna Bruce, with the vision of delivering the finest coffee roasted in Scotland to the good people of Perth and the UK.  We started roasting coffee in the basement of our George Street shop on our trusty 5Kg Probat roaster.  Sixteen years on it is still going strong...

We started selling coffee online in 2004 and have continued to develop blends and refine our coffee list to ensure that we always have a selection of the finest speciality coffee beans available.

Working closely with skilled import partners, we manage consistent quality through tasting and constant evaluation of our coffees, selecting only the finest quality beans that will ensure the best flavour in the cup.  

Roasting by hand gives our coffee the attention to detail and the distinctive flavour that it deserves.  We roast in small batches, daily so that the coffee's individual characteristics can shine through.  By tasting and sharing our roasting techniques we can offer a consistency and depth of flavour unique to The Bean Shop. 

Freshness is the key for great coffee so we roast to order and don't leave coffee sitting around to lose its intrinsic flavour.  We only roast what we need and bag the coffee into one way valve bags to preserve the delicate aromas and flavours.

This is who we are...

John Bruce

John was born and brought up on a tea plantation in India that his father ran in Darjeeling which gave him an early education in tasting and processing of loose leaf tea. He grew up to have a discerning palate and love for speciality coffee beans and loose leaf tea. John loves coffee (and tea), Lorna, his five children, swimming in rivers and lochs, motorbiking and eating asparagus.

Lorna Bruce

Lorna fell in love with freshly roasted coffee beans as an art student in Aberdeen where she had a part time job as a coffee roaster to fund her studies and has over 21 years experience of roasting beans. Lorna loves coffee, John, their twin boys, The Jack Russells Bandit & Cleo, painting, chocolate and running (sometimes)

Emily Inns

Emily loves black coffee, interior design, baking and travel adventures.

Chenise Taylor 

Chenise loves tea, coffee, singing and dancing in the shop and looking after our customers.

Lindsey Goring 

Lindsey loves speciality coffee, her gorgeous family, baking and chatting in Italian.


Ron Moody

Ron loves coffee, his wife Jill, roasting coffee, motorbikes and playing ukulele.

David Lidstone

Our newest recruit loves roasting and drinking coffee, perfecting his latte art, climbing munros, hockey and fitness.

and a squad of young helpers on the weekend and in the holidays...

We have grown a bit bigger since 2003 but still have the same core value of customer service.  We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labour!