About Back to Black

Back to Black is an Amsterdam based company existing out of two coffee bars, a roastery and a little bakery.


Our roastery

We started roasting our own coffee in 2015 out of passion for craftsmanship. We are constantly looking for exceptional coffees with outspoken characteristics to thereafter roast this coffee in the best possible way. We select our green bean importers carefully. Our importers stimulate farmers in different ways to farm more sustainable, they are doing this by paying higher prices for better-produced coffee or to advice about harvesting, processing and storing the coffee at location. We find it very important to make every step in the process from cherry till cup of coffee as transparent as possible. This way the client can get all the information they need about the coffee; we think this is an important step towards more sustainable coffee.

Pies from our bakery

We choose all products we use for baking carefully. We bake all pies in our own bakery, which is why we know exactly what goes into our pies and how over the years we perfected our own secret recipes.

Sustainable entrepreneurship

In our business we base our choices on sustainability. This includes everything, from biological detergent to a green energy supplier. For us it’s important to base the choices you make not only on yourself, but also on the world and the people around you.

The founders

Back to Black is founded by Noortje Vlutters and Inge Bulthuis. We know each other for 25 years and we founded Back to Black already 5 years ago. We hope to serve a lot more great coffees and pies for the next 5 years (or longer) to our customers and wholesale clients.

Thank you for being addicted!

Our barista team

Sybilla rocks the dance floor with her Latin dance moves in the evening and shines as our Black Magic manager at Back to Black during the day. She has experience in the coffee business for many years and she is competing for the title of Dutch Barista champion in 2017.
Back to Black team - Melanie
Melanie has been with us the longest so far. She has got the best oat milk latte art skills. Besides her barista talent she is manager of our second location and she is an amazing coffee roaster. What can't she do!
Binkie makes everyone feel welcome and he is always up for a cuddle. This silly cat stole our hearts and he will do the same to you.
An artist by night and a graphic designer by day. He designed every graphic for Back to Black. Is there anything this guy cannot do?


We are always looking for baristas with experience in Specialty coffee. You will be working in a great team of baristas. We organize cuppings and there is always room for training to improve your barista skills.


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