Fower was founded by Stuart Jamieson in late 2020. The main drive behind Fower is his love of great coffee and passion for making it accessible to as many people as possible. Stuart had worked in the corporate world for over 10 years, and the desire to do something which he is truly passionate about, a love of great coffee and the tumultuous year that was 2020 all intertwined to push Stuart into the 'now or never' decision to establish Fower.
Stuart took on a section of an old metal works factory in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire and between January and June of 2021, Stuart and his wife set about turning it into a roastery to be proud of. With serious amounts of help from family and friends, and some blood, sweat and a few tears they converted the factory into Fower's beautiful roastery HQ.
Finding a unique name for a new coffee business is not easy! The number 4 has always been Stuart's lucky number and has held a recurring significance throughout his life. Pronounced like flower without the L, Fower is old Scot's dialect for four.
The speciality coffee industry can be intimidating at times, especially to those who are unfamiliar with it. Fower aims to make great-tasting, speciality-grade coffee accessible to as many people as possible without pretentiousness or bias. Whatever your tastes, background or coffee knowledge, Fower is here to source, roast, grind and brew great coffee for you.