Our Story

Sure Shot Event Coffee is the brainchild of Nick Ashton. With strength in customer service and people skills, developed through working as a physiotherapist, Nick has combined these strengths  with his passion for speciality coffee. He is an experienced barista with a safe pair of hands and an eye for detail!

During 2018/19, Nick partnered with Russell Walby to develop the range of services that Sure Shot offers to clients. Soon to be relocating to Sweden in 2020, Russell will be leaving Sure Shot and taking his new found knowledge of speciality coffee to Scandinavia!

Nick at a recent event

Nick's Background

I started Ape About Coffee in 2012 whilst also working as a physiotherapist. I’ve seen the UK speciality coffee scene grow hugely and I’m glad to have been part of that movement - introducing people to delicious, fully traceable coffee at events and workplaces. When i’m not making coffee i’m usually trying to keep up with my daughter who keeps me young at heart!

How do you take yours?

​V60 filter or cortado

Coffee career highs?

Working my first ever coffee event at Gloucester Quays 2011 - still to this day one of the busiest events i’ve ever done (a true baptism of fire!!).

First great coffee experience?

Visiting Prufrock café in London (2010)

Where is your favourite coffee growing country?

Currently Kenya, but my taste changes like the weather!

Interests outside of coffee?

Family, cycling, snowboarding, physiotherapy