A Spotlight on Homeground Coffee + Kitchen

Homeground Coffee + Kitchen has won Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards ‘Best Cafe’ on two occasions in 2016 & 2018 – definite highlights of four years in business & massively gratifying for both owners and staff who have given so much. Here’s their story and how our relationship with them has developed . . .

Getting the most from our coffee

We’ve put together a list of the most frequently asked questions about our coffee. If you have a question or query which we haven’t answered below, please feel free to get in touch using the form below. How quickly after roasting should I use your coffee? All our coffees are roasted fresh each week and…

A Spotlight on Croziers of Birkdale

Believe it or not, the Croziers name actually dates back almost 150 years to 1870 when the business was established in Lytham. Croziers was always well renowned on the Fylde Coast and they are determined to keep the family tradition of catering alive today. Still a family business (owner, Angela’s great grandparents were the original…

A Spotlight on Monkey Tree Deli

Monkey Tree Deli in Wigton was the very first place in Cumbria and the Lake District to offer freshly roasted Carvetii coffee, proudly making it Carvetii’s longest serving customer and a trailblazer for specialty coffee in Cumbria.

A Spotlight on LD24

Sometimes it can be difficult to find that elusive gap in the market when setting up a new business, but for Joe Mullarkey & wife, Sarah, the idea of a specialty coffee shop was one that the people of Warrington had long been crying out for. With early comments including ‘the best coffee in Cheshire’and ‘just what…

The Journey of a Coffee

It takes a lot of effort and the involvement of many people to get a bag of coffee to the end consumer. The bulk of this effort occurs at origin; the work of farmers, processors and exporters plays a critical role in determining the quality of the coffee. Our job, as a roaster, is to…

Small is Beautiful (and delicious)

We start 2019 with a couple of new components in our Seasonal Espresso Blend. I have always enjoyed the extra interest an African coffee can bring to our blends and was therefore extremely pleased to acquire Galana Abaya Tore from the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia. We have teamed this up with Machetillo from the San…

Disposable Coffee Cups

Early in 2018 we began hearing rumblings about the concept of a ‘latte levy’. It followed on from a report by the House of Commons Environmental Committee ( ‘Disposable Packaging: Coffee Cups’, Jan 2018). The report highlighted the following: • around 2.5 billion coffee cups are used and thrown away each year in the UK…

The influence of altitude on coffee

The mountains influence our coffee in more ways than you might imagine. In this series of posts we’ll examine in more detail the connections between the mountains and the coffee we roast. Even before it arrives at our Roastery, the coffee has been influenced by the landscape. The soil, aspect, climate and altitude all shape…

Carvetii Big Weekend

For those of you interested in a behind-the-scenes look at coffee roasting, we’re opening the doors of our Roastery to the public for one Big Weekend.  On the 24th and 25th November 2018 between 10am and 4pm, you’ll be able to drop in for a coffee, take on one of our taste challenges or try…

Fellside Cafe, Latrigg

Visitors to a Keswick fell during September will have the unique chance to savour our freshly roasted coffee in an unusual location as part of a charity event. We have pledged to provide all of the coffee for the week-long ‘Experience of a Lifetime’ charity fundraising event organised by Keswick Rotary Club. The event aims…