A Coffee Roaster with handfuls of personality and nuts...

Project Scope

Brand Strategy
Brand Photography

Rob Greer, Head Roaster of Grey Matter Coffee Roaster dropping some green beans into the roaster.

Wine, in a limited dose, strips away inhibition and opens creative pathways.

Well, what if it's 7am? Best grab a coffee. Packed with chemical inducing magic, Grey Matter coffees are the answer, where the beauty lies in a sensory explosion in your mouth.

Grey Matter are ethical roasters, for them, it is all about the little details, from farm to cup. They use brains to preserve the future of coffee.

Coffee plants grow slowly, love shade and heights. Just like wine - terroir is so important! They're also endangered, suffering from deforestation, climate change, unpredictable rains and fungal infections. Research and support are needed. Grey Matter sources its beans directly from the farmers, ensuring vital research and development can be undertaken.

Grey Matter are positioned as high-quality coffee roasters. For café wholesale and home consumers. Leaving everyone knowing that a portion of your spend is going to farmers and research. They are passionate about sourcing the right beans, looking after the teams mental health, considering packaging products materials and being careful to ensure every decision is morally sound.

You'll leave their cafés happy, with delicious coffees. Knowing that the money you spend is being re-invested back into coffee. Preserving one of natures most extraordinary gifts, and the livelihoods of millions of people.

Its brand voice is rich, velvety and slightly nutty. It perfectly blends (pun intended) witty delivery, to create excitement and flexibility to allow them to approach customers in a natural, unforced way.

For me, this brand identity went deeper. Caffeine molecules are free-flowing, organic, erratic. We developed a monolithic brand architecture that could span across future business developments, including signage, print design and digital design. The possibilities for expansion has set the brand up for longevity and helped build a beautiful brand narrative.

The brand uses a flowing organic structure, bold typography and a colour palette that is purposefully muted but with the opportunity to really have some fun with packaging.

Grey matter logo design. White text on Pantone cool grey background
branding logos designed for Grey Matter Coffee Roasters
business cards created by our stationery designer in our Newcastle studio
packaging design concept for synapse and false positive coffees
coffee bag packaging mockups for Grey Matter coffee roasters
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"Working with Snapper Studio for our branding was so easy.

Martin put together our strategy and created us a brand that looks rad. He guided us through every step and built us an identity that reflects our values and our target market.

If you need a brand that makes your customers dribble, call him."

Rob Greer, Grey Matter Coffee Roasters
a coffee roaster portrait

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