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Have you ever tried Cascara...

We always love to expose customers to different aspects of the coffee chain and Cascara, a byproduct of the processing of coffee, is one such product.

Cascara which means “husk,” “peel” or “skin” in Spanish, is the dried skins of coffee cherries. Generally used as a natural fertiliser, if dried correctly and controlled to avoid over fermentation, the skins may be used in all sorts of applications.

During summer, one of our best selling drinks is what we call Cascara Fizz. Comprising of soda water, lime quarter and a sweet sugar syrup, which we brew at home...


Gathaithi, Nyeri, Kenya...

It's no secret that Kenyan coffee is some of the best coffee you can find. Its unique taste with intense, complex and flavour dense cup profiles are sought after by roasters worldwide.

We have always sourced coffee from what could be considered premium Co-op Societies and the Gathaithi Factory is no exception.

The Factory (wetmill) is located in Nyeri, Central Kenya. Nyeri is made up of mainly smallholder farms, each with some 100 trees. They are organized in Cooperative Societies that acts as umbrella organisations for the Factories (wetmills), where the smallholders deliver their coffee cherries for processing.

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Los Pirineos, Usulutan, El Salvador...

We have for sometime sourced quality coffee from El Salvador and only a while back did we manage to track a specialty supplier that could offer us coffees from Gilberto Baraona and his farm Los Pirineos.

In Usulatan, on top of the Tepeca volcano, you find Los Pirineos owned by the producer Gilberto Baron. He is affectionately known as the King of Pacamara, and as we love this coffee variety, we had to ensure that we started a chain of purchase that would allow us to showcase the full potential of this talented and dedicated farmer. 


Finca Amazonas, Chinacla, La Paz, Honduras...

We are always commited to extending our range of coffees and for the first time we extend our offerings to include coffee from Honduras. Having always included offerings from neighbouring Central American countries, Costa Rica and El Salvador, we could not let this minnow neighbour pass us by any longer.

If you talk to anyone in coffee, the names Marysabel Caballero and her husband Moises Herrera, are the superstars of coffee in Honduras. Working with over 200 hectares of land, together with Marysabel’s father Fabio Caballero, these 2nd and 3rd generation coffee farmers together with Fabio have...


Buena Vista, Gaitania, Tolima, Colombia...

For sometime we've been trying to work out our logistics in able to get our hands on coffees from Astrid Medina, the lovely farmer who owns Finca Buena Vista. In a predominantly male dominated industry, they are far too few women that rise to the top tier of coffee, however Astid is an exception, leading the field in her home country of Colombia.

Her farm, Finca Buenavista is in the hamlet of Gaitania, in the very south of...