We're an Independent micro-roaster, based in Brighton & Hove.

Pharmacie is an environmentally conscious speciality coffee roaster & coffeehouse. We source high grade arabica coffee beans ethically and roast them carefully. That's how you get to drink the best coffee in the world, every morning.

Our customers are unanimous, we've got 5 star coffee!

We were featured in Vogue as one of their coffee house highlights!

The Independent Brighton & Hove Coffee Guide said we have 'some of the best coffee in the city.'

We make coffee the way you want it, and we're open to everyone on Saturdays, 9am-4pm.

We serve a wide range of single origin hand brewed filter coffees and espresso-based drinks, all freshly roasted on site. Our Saturday food menu will always be vegan friendly; we like to be inclusive, as well as delicious!

We are currently serving Glazed donuts on Saturday, because who doesn't like coffee and donuts?

If you are interested in trying any of our roasts specifically on a Saturday, just shout! We are more than happy to arrange impromptu cuppings or experiment with new recipes. For those visiting for the first time, we are located 2 minutes from Hove train station.


Our experienced team

Carola Ortner

Head roaster Carola, relocated to the UK in 2014 after years spent working in specialty coffee in Germany.

A self confessed perfectionist, Carola is as meticulous in her study of coffee as she is in the practical skill of roasting it.

Having already gained plaudits for her roast profiles, we expect Carola to be an award winning roast master.

Tash Murphy

Pharmacie manager and creative designer. After years of freelance illustration and managing coffee counters, Tash is passionate about creating a beautiful space which focuses on excellent hospitality, great produce & even better atmosphere.

A lover of good food and single origin filter coffee, Tash is super pleased to offer a range of manual brews at the bar to compliment our Scandinavian inspired menu.


Rick Curtis

Pharmacie director Rick hails from Portland, Oregon, one of the world's meccas for speciality coffee, microbreweries and the great outdoors.

He brought his love of all these things to Brighton where he opened Ground Coffee House in 2009. Pharmacie was subsequently born out of a desire to expand his knowledge of the industry while gaining creative control over the quality of his roasted coffee. 

A keen mountain, trail and road runner, when not working 60 hour weeks you'll find Rick training for his next race.