Apologies for the radio silence here for a while! We promise we've just been really very busy and the first month has completely flown by!
Where to start ...
The roastery is now all up and running! Yaay! And we'd like to thank everyone for the great support in the running up to and first few weeks of roasting. Firstly thanks to our green coffees sourcing partners for hunting those delicious coffees and offering them to us to chose from; a massive thanks to all our wholesale partners who have given us their trust and have been placing those coffee orders, and last but not least thanks for all of Margate and Cliffs for giving us such a warm welcome. We're really happy to be part of such great community here!
Now what we've been up to and what's coming next.
Apart from having the weekly pleasures of roasting delicious coffees for our lovely clients, we've pimped up the roastery with some fancy accessories such as our favourite world map, a fair amount of shelf space and a diy hairpin leg cupping table! QC has never been such a treat!
We've set up and polished our webshop which now also includes home brewing equipment and COFFEE SUBSCRIPTIONS! Check it out if you're living far far away and would like to give our coffee a try! It is highly recommended by 2 out of 2 of this company's owners and hopefully by a few other people that have tasted our coffees so far. We can post to anywhere in the UK.
As for the coffees that are currently on offer, we've had to say goodbye to the well loved finca La Casiana, from Colombia, it was so popular that the limited amount only lasted a short while and we'll have to wait until next year to get some more. On the bright side, we have just had the pleasure of roasting two new coffees last week.
These are: Finca del Valle from an experienced producer Yusvi Aquilar from Huehuetenango, Guatemala, and Finca La Mesa from the talented Silvana Espinosa from Antioquia, Colombia. They are both tasting great and work well as espresso as well as filter. To find out more about them and/or order them head to the webshop.
A couple of weeks ago we've also hosted the first of hopefully many more public coffee events.
We've really enjoyed sharing a bit of our passion for coffee with the locals and loved the engagement and feedback. Can't wait for the next one! We will soon put more dates and further info up on our shiny new events calendar. So keep your eyes peeled!
Speaking of what's coming up. We have also been busy cupping samples and choosing new arrivals. There are some real coffee gems on the way! It's that time of the year when Ethiopian naturals are coming in and we have indeed found a very special one! We didn't just stop there though. We're always on the lookout for undiscovered Colombian microlots and one more might be on the way along with something a little more Central American and a very special coffee from Brazil.
We don't want to spoil the surprise so won't reveal more quite yet. But we're super excited for all the things to come and hope you are too!
Lot of love,