We take our coffee seriously and strive to serve you really fresh speciality coffee. We really hope that you will taste the difference!
Speciality coffee needs attention to detail throughout the whole coffee process from the grower, roaster and barista.
The growers – To produce high quality green coffee beans the growers need to pick the coffee when the cherries are perfectly ripe. The cherries then need to be carefully processed to remove the cherries leaving all the flavour inside the green beans. The green beans then need to be graded and test roasted to ensure quality.
The roaster – The roaster needs to be gentle with the roasting so all our coffees are relatively lightly roasted to ensure all the flavours end up in the cup. We source our coffees from Scottish and UK roasters that are passionate about ethically sourced and the highest quality fresh crop coffee. They will either source the coffee directly from the growers or use an importing company that focusses on transparent relationships and quality.
The Barista – Our coffee changes throughout the season because coffee is a harvested at different times of the year in different regions around the world. Like our food fresh is best. Please check our coffee menu boards to see what is currently on offer. We try to offer something for everyones taste so please speak to our baristas to seek advise. We order freshly roasted coffee every couple of weeks and so our coffees are always served fresh before the flavours starts to deteriorate. Our baristas carefully test each batch of coffee and select the optimum grind to maximise and best brewing recipe for each coffee.
Fair Trade vs Fairly Traded
We do not specifically source Fair Trade Certified coffees. Our roasters source high quality coffees and they pay a premium for that coffee. So our coffees are fairly traded but not Fair Trade Certified.
And once we have made your brew, all of the waste coffee grounds go into our compost for the garden and veggie patch. So what we don’t extract from the beans we re-use, these beans are too good to just throw in the bin!