Brodies

Tea and Coffee

Dock Street, Leith

1994

 

Brodies

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodies  -  Tea and Coffee

Dock Street Premises

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodies  -  Tea and Coffee

Coffee

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodies  -  Tea and Coffee

Coffee

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodies  -  Tea and Coffee

Coffee

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodies  -  Tea and Coffee

Tea

 

Brodie, Hamilton, Melrose

Dock Street

I visited Brodies twice in 1994, soon after their move to new premises in  Dock Street, Leith.  I recognised some of the equipment that I had seen previously at Grove Street and Constitution Street, including the old tea drum and scales:

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee     Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodie, Hamilton, Melrose  -  Tea and Coffee

Coffee Roasting

The roaster at the new premises in Dock Street could hold 100kg of coffee beans.  Roasting reduced this to 87kg if lightly roasted or 80kg if well roasted.  It did 25 roasts per week.

 

Tea and Coffee

I visited this company several times as part of my project photographing people at work in Edinburgh in the 1990s.

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

Drysdale

Drysdale was founded in 1878.

When I took these photos in 1991, the company was based at Grove Street, Fountainbridge  -  but not for much longer!

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodie, Hamilton, Melrose  -  Tea and Coffee

 Brodie, Hamilton, Melrose

Brodie Hamilton Melrose was, an old-established Leith Company.

On November 1, 1991, following a take-over, the workforce from Drysdale  joined the Brodie, Hamilton, Melrose workers, to work from their premises at 130 Constitution Street, Leith, until new premises could be acquired.

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodies  -  Tea and Coffee

Brodies

The company moved to new premises in Dock Street, Leith, around 1994 and traded 'Brodies'.

The company moved again in July 2002 to Newhailes Industrial Estate, Musselburgh, about five miles to the east of the centre of Edinburgh.  I've not yet taken any photos there.

Brodie's premises in Dock Street have now been demolished and new apartments have been built on the site.

The company is still trading as Brodies.

   

 

 

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