Finca El Chocho

Finca El Chocho is a very easy drinking, smooth coffee from the Antioquia region of Colombia. We released this coffee at the end of April so it should be avaialble throughout May.

Finca El Chocho via @carvetiicoffee

Ground Coffee

We’ve never sold our coffee in ground form, a principle we’ve adhered to since we opened our Roastery in 2011. There are a number of reasons for this approach, one of which we explore in this article.

Ground Coffee via @carvetiicoffee

Musasa Dukunde Kawa Nkara

One of our favourite origins, Rwanda, produces some amazing coffees. This year we’ve picked up this must drink coffee from the Nkara washing station.

Musasa Dukunde Kawa Nkara via @carvetiicoffee

Testing, Testing

We always enjoy testing new equipment at our Roastery. Some of it passes the ‘Carvetii Test’ and we’ll happily recommend it to our customers. Here’s some of the stuff we currently have on test.

Testing, Testing via @carvetiicoffee

Déjà Vu

After five years of roasting coffee from our small unit outside Cockermouth, we’ll be moving our business next month to bigger and better premises.

Déjà Vu via @carvetiicoffee

Humble Pie

Over the past few years we’ve roasted coffee from many countries but there are a few notable exceptions. We need to source coffees which fit our roast style, and we tend to work with coffees we enjoy drinking oursleves. However, every once in a while our prejudices are challenged . . .

Humble Pie via @carvetiicoffee

Then and Now (Part 2)

We started our roasting business five years ago and in the intervening years have developed our roasting to ensure our standards keep growing

Cup of Excellence

    April will be an exciting month for us at Carvetii: we have just committed to our first Cup of Excellence coffee and we are expecting delivery at the end of March. This is the first of a number of small lot coffees we’ll be exploring and making available in 2016.  The Cup of…

Markets, Festivals and Events

Since 2011 we’ve been using events to build our brand and to engage with customers. Here are our top tips for getting the most out of markets, festivals and events.

Markets, Festivals and Events via @carvetiicoffee

A step too far or a long way to travel?

A visit to one of our customers this morning reminded me of an article I’ve read recently with regards to espresso and the use of scales. This morning’s espresso was served from a machine which had been carefully dialled-in (I watched the barista do this), and my actual espresso was weighed. As it turns out,…

A step too far or a long way to travel? via @carvetiicoffee

Updates to our Website

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been making a few changes to our website, which will make ordering (and receiving) our coffee a little bit easier. Firstly we’ve changed the packaging we use for our online orders. Our new bags have a thinner profile, allowing them to fit through most letterboxes. They also have…

Updates to our Website via @carvetiicoffee

Better Together

As each year draws to a close we quite enjoy looking back on the previous twelve months, reflecting on the highs and learning from the lows. 2015 was the ‘year of collaboration’ as far as Carvetii was concerned, a year where the important lesson was one of working together. The year started in an interesting…