Our Story


Kiss the Hippo Coffee is a specialty coffee company founded by entrepreneur Can Eren in 2018. Originally a manufacturing engineer, Can’s main passion had always been coffee. He undertook a world-wide quest to look for the highest quality brew. After doing his research in over 15 countries and visiting numerous farms, shops and roasteries, he was inspired to come up with the perfect cup of coffee. 

His biggest ambition became reality when he finally started his own business dedicated to serving people the coffee of his dreams. Kiss the Hippo Coffee came alive as a sleek space created with the most refined taste, in the lovely neighbourhood of Richmond, London.

From an idea to reality, Kiss the Hippo Coffee is a deeply considered brand built on passion for precision, devotion to the environment and dedication to craft the best cup of coffee.

Since day one, Kiss the Hippo Coffee prioritises establishing solid connections with the coffee community. Its current memberships are:

  • Specialty Coffee Association
  • Coffee Roasters Guild
  • Barista Guild
  • Alliance for Coffee Excellence