“We are a growing business with locations across Central London, other cities in the UK and currently in Chicago. Our ambition is to provide a quality coffee experience to more people every day, not just in the UK but in due course in other parts of the world.”

DOCASA, Inc. President & CEO, Ashley Lopez


DOCASA, Inc. is a company focused on investment in the rapidly growing specialty coffee market, in the UK and in the US. Our subsidiary, Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, headquartered in London, England, is a fast growing, award-winning and market-leading UK specialty coffee shop and online retail business.

Serving specialty coffee requires access to high grade Arabica coffee beans, skilled roasters, talented baristas and a sourcing chain that extends from the farm and workers, to picking and packaging, screening and grading, brokerage, shipping, roasting and – finally – coffee making. By working closely with our suppliers, Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is able to bring some of the best coffees in the world to our customers, including some that are only available from us.

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs served its first coffee in December 2010 and has since opened numerous coffee shops across the UK and has now launched in the US in Chicago as part of its roll out strategy to become a truly customer focussed coffee experience.

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs – right on trend:

  • First specialty coffee shop opened on Leather Lane, London in 2010 – our UK national rollout is now underway
  • We operate in destination sites across London and the UK – no two shops look alike
  • Early provider of internal workplace specialty coffee shops – our outlets are now available to c. 3,000 staff and visitors every working day
  • Pioneer of recyclable Nespresso machine-compatible specialty coffee pods – ideal for our world class single-origin coffees
  • Industry-recognised pioneers of 5th Wave Coffee – delivering specialty coffee and coffee concepts at scale without compromising on quality
  • We have opened a unique Members Club for ‘coffice’ workers in Manchester, UK in response to the growing demands of the GIG economy and remote workers.
  • We are launching a new coffee shop concept in Chicago in Q1 2018.

What others are saying about Department of Coffee and Social Affairs

Voted Harden’s “Top Coffee Shop in London” 2016
It would be tempting to say that London has a surplus of coffee houses, but that just makes those brands that stand out all the more striking. The Department of Coffee and Social Affairs succeeded in impressing the reporters in our survey – which is no mean task! – with its focus on excellent brews, but also the wit with which it delivers them.
Harden’s Co-Founder, Peter Harden

“Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is clearly a labour of love”
LONDONIST

“The only name you need to know for knockout coffee.”
ELLE Magazine

“Dedicated to a big variety of proper coffees”
TIME OUT

“They add a real flavour and quality to what will be the UK’s most exciting new food and drink destination”
BOXPARK Pop-Up Mall

Visit DEPARTMENT OF COFFEE AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS WEBSITE for coffee, locations, merchandize, Apps, Social Affairs and more.