About our coffee

Earlybird coffee is the evolution of coffee as we know it, bringing you high quality coffee with added nutritional benefits. We work directly with farmers around the world to source top grade, sustainable coffee beans to create our organic, dark roast coffee blends.


Combining top quality beans with added nutrients, we bring coffee with a caffeine kick and a protein punch! And it doesn't stop there,  Earlybird coffee is packed with vitamin E and all 9 essential amino acids giving your body the boost that it needs to stay fuelled throughout the day. 

EarlyBird Whey protein coffee

About us

Earlybird is the brainchild of two chef brothers, John and David Buskie. We've both been chefs for over 20 years and, during our career, we've looked after the nutrition and diet of some of the world's top athletes. We've used our background in sports nutrition and food preparation to create the innovative and nourishing blends and recipes which Earlybird has to offer. Earlybird is sparking the evolution of coffee with our range of coffees with added benefits for your body to keep you fuelled throughout the day. 

About our ingredients 

100% Organic coffee


In order to make an organic claim or use the USDA Organic Seal, the final product must follow strict production, handling and labeling standards and go through the organic certification process.  The standards address a variety of factors such as soil quality, animal raising practices, and pest and weed control.  Organic producers rely on natural substances and physical, mechanical, or biologically based farming methods to the fullest extent possible.  Organic produce must be grown on soil that had no prohibited substances (most synthetic fertilizers and pesticides). There are four distinct labeling categories for organic products – 100 percent organic, organic, “made with” organic ingredients, and specific organic ingredients.  In the “100 Percent Organic” category, products must be made up of 100 percent certified organic ingredients.  The label must include the name of the certifying agent and may include the USDA Organic Seal and/or the 100 percent organic claim.  In the “Organic” category, the product and ingredients must be certified organic, except where specified on National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances.  Non-organic ingredients allowed per the National List may be used, but no more than five percent of the combined total ingredients may contain non-organic content. 


Vitamin E

Antioxidants, Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It may help protect your cells from damage. This essential nutrient occurs naturally in many foods. It’s also available as a dietary supplement. Sometimes, it’s in processed foods. Vitamin E is fat-soluble. This means your body stores and uses it as needed. The term “vitamin E” describes eight different compounds. Alpha-tocopherol is the most active one in humans. Free radicals form as a result of normal body processes. They cause damage that shortens the life of your cells. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that may help reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process of your cells, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Whey protein isolate

Anyone who likes to keep fit, whether that’s walking, yoga or swimming, needs protein to increase muscle mass and strength. It also helps fill you up, which is great for weight loss and helps maintain healthy bones, muscle, hair and skin.Your body needs protein the most after a fitness session, to help grow and maintain muscle fibres that tear during exercise. Whey protein is ideal, as it’s quickly absorbed by the body. The antioxidant glutathione – essential for fighting free radicals and protecting cells from damage – is lost during exercise. Increased glutathione levels helps enable you to recover more quickly. Now we will break this up into a smaller category. Like I said earlier, whey protein isolate is a form of whey. It is the cleanest, purest form of whey protein; as it is generally 90-95% protein. This leaves little room for anything else, so if you see 100% Whey Protein Isolate on the label you are putting a higher quality product into your body. You guys, this is huge! While so many products out there are loaded with extra fat and carbs, whey protein isolate on its own is low in both. This will provide your body with the protein you need without the extra fat and carbs that can slow you down. When people age, they can lose the ability to effectively uphold strong bones and muscles. Studies show older adults who consume low levels of protein are more prone to having a significant loss of bone density, particularly in their hips and spines. However, one of the easiest ways to achieve healthier bones and increase muscle is by following a protein-rich diet. According to a scientific research study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, adults who added 20 grams of whey protein to their daily diets were able to accelerate the healing of bone fractures and prevent osteoporotic fractures from occurring.


9 Essential amino acids

There are nine essential amino acids, which you must get through your diet: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. They're vital for functions such as protein synthesis, tissue repair and nutrient absorption. Since amino acids help build protein chains and play a supporting role in almost every part of your body, everyone can benefit from amino acids. Supplements of protein and amino acids are often recommended to athletes and active individuals to help boost performance and maintain muscle and tissue strength. Whey protein is considered a complete protein as it contains all 9 essential amino acids and It is low in lactose content. 

There are many benefits associated with the consumption of whey protein, and researchers are constantly finding new possible therapeutic properties. Making sure your body gets the right amount of amino acids can help boost your immune system helping fight off certain illnesses quicker.


Pea protein isolate

Pea protein powder is a high-quality, easily digested protein source made from yellow peas. It’s rich in iron, arginine and branched-chain amino acids and offers benefits like improved muscle growth, feelings of fullness and heart health. It works with most diets, as it’s naturally vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and hypoallergenic. Pea protein powder is a great option if you’re looking to add more protein to your diet. About 90% of a pea is protein, and quality protein at that, rich in essential amino acids. In fact, it contains all nine essential amino acids— valine, phenylalanine, threonine, methionine, tryptophan, isoleucine, lysine, histidine, and leucine.The body needs these nine amino acids to perform important functions in the body. Though a pea has low methionine content, you can compensate by adding brown rice to your diet. Indeed, pea is a great source of vegetarian protein. Being a legume, a pure pea contains high levels of fiber and starch making it hard to digest. Pea powder, meanwhile, loses most of its fiber and starch when processed. Pea powder becomes easier to digest, thanks to the process it goes through.The proteins in this legume are 95–98% digestible, allowing for maximized absorption. This means the body gets access to them quickly and can put them to use right away where they are needed most. Unlike soy, whey, milk, and cheese, pea is not an allergen and allergic reactions to it are extremely rare. Pea protein powder also doesn’t contain gluten like many grains and no lactose. People avoiding allergens from dairy or gluten can drink and eat beverages and meals with pea protein powder. Since peas are so rich in protein, this protein doesn’t require chemicals and a ton of processing to extract it from the carbohydrates. Less processing does not strip away too much protein, giving you more of the nutrients from its organic state.



Earlybird hot dark roast coffee with whey protein and vegan protein
Earlybird hot dark roast coffee with whey protein and vegan protein
Earlybird hot dark roast coffee with whey protein and vegan protein
Earlybird hot dark roast coffee with whey protein and vegan protein

Meet the team

John Buskie


Email: John@earlybirdcoffee.co.uk

Glasgow |  Scotland

David Buskie


Email: David@earlybirdcoffee.co.uk

Glasgow |  Scotland

Caleia McKennan

Art & Design

Email: info@earlybirdcoffee.co.uk

Glasgow |  Scotland

Roisin Sweeney


Email: info@earlybirdcoffee.co.uk

Glasgow |  Scotland

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