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University brand

Barisca is the University of Exeter's own coffee brand, designed with care to introduce a series of quality blends to the campus.

Inviting customers to enjoy meaningful conversations in creative, modern environments.


The bespoke BARiSCA UoE 2019 blend and the House range are available on campus to enjoy in your coffee today, from the Innovation Centre Cafe, La Touche Cafe or Cross Keys at St Luke's.

Buy the beans - ground or whole - from the Market Place shops on campus in 250g or 500g bags. Or University staff members can add a bag of BARiSCA coffee to a Click and Collect office essentials order from Fresh Ideas.

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BARiSCA Coffee Co. is a new brand, exclusively created by the University Catering and Retail team. Offering a range of quality Fairtrade coffee blends and products.

A coffee to call your own

Introducing BARiSCA Coffee Co. to campus: A premium range of products and Fairtrade coffee roasts, including a blend designed exclusively for the University of Exeter.

Our Story

The creation of BARiSCA Coffee Co. is intended to provide a consistent and identifiable brand standard which resonates with the University community.

BARiSCA aims to build brand loyalty with the consumer through a selection of superb recognisable product ranges, starting with our own blends of coffee. Customers can experience the quality BARiSCA brand through creative, relaxed environments on campus, encouraging meaningful conversations to take place around our aromatic coffee.

Our Vision

An ambitious goal to raise the coffee scene on campus by creating a unique brand for the University community to call its own.


From bespoke blends, to exciting seasonal products and events, the journey begins for BARiSCA Coffee Co. and we want you to come along too. Join us, own it and spread the #BARISCALIFE passion.

Barisca - The Name

A bit like our coffee, the name BARiSCA is a clever fusion of classic meets modern. Isca makes reference to the Roman name ‘Exeter’, whilst we play homage to our team of baristas, brewing your daily coffee.

Your Coffee

Working closely with a local artisan coffee roaster, we tasted, we tested and we created a blend that we know you will love. Indulge in our premium blend on campus or at home. Bags of whole or ground beans are now available to buy in outlets across our campuses.

The BARiSCA Coffee Co. brand can be found in all University outlets as the hot drinks range, with two BARiSCA blends currently on sale in the Innovation Centre, La Touche Cafe and Cross Keys:

  • The House Blend - selected exclusively for the University.
  • The Premium UoE 2019 Blend - selected, roasted and ground by our local supplier exclusively for the University. This bespoke coffee has beans sourced from Brazil, Columbia and India, with notes of red berry, caramel and chocolate - a great choice for your morning or afternoon coffee break at just 20p more than the House Blend.

The BARiSCA hot drinks range is Fairtrade.

Coming soon

Future plans for the BARiSCA brand include:

  • The introduction of loyalty cards and BARiSCA branded merchandise, including KeepCups
  • Seasonal BARiSCA products, such as iced coffee and flavoured ice cream
  • A BARiSCA Coffee Co. Cart which will tour the campus, bringing the University coffee to you