We want to create the best possible coffee experience, however and whenever it’s brewed. To achieve this, we put coffee and the needs of our customers at the heart of our business.
Of course, as our name suggests, we do real, fresh coffee. We are proud to supply our coffees and services to outlets including canteens, client hospitality in banks and financial institutions, independent coffee shops, gastro pubs, hotels, visitor attractions, hospitals, universities and garden centres.
At the head of our team are two people with decades of industry experience between them. David Bates heads up the sales and marketing side of the operation. David is passionate about our coffees and is very ‘hands on’ when it comes to helping customers improve and grow their coffee businesses. As well as speaking to new and existing clients he is often to be found at customers’ outlets; adjusting machines, tasting coffees, training baristas and generally making sure that everyone remains focussed on a great ‘in-the-cup’ customer experience. Duncan Gaffney takes care of the ‘behind the scenes’ aspects of the business. Including on-site technical support, logistics, accounting and finance. His life is less glamorous but as a one-eyed dwarf with a hump, that suites him fine.
We have been creating and supplying excellent coffees to a wide range of professional outlets since 1995. In addition, our long relationship with professional espresso equipment has earned us a reputation for unsurpassed in-depth technical knowledge and efficient after sales support.
The Ethiopian Highlands, often referred to as ’the roof of Africa’ is home to Lake Tana – the source of the Blue Nile. It is also a part of the continent where coffee trees have grown for thousands of years and where they are still cultivated today. Legend has it that Kaldi, a goat herder from the region, first discovered the effects of Caffeine when goats from his herd started eating red ‘cherries’ from an unknown tree. He noticed that they became spirited and refused to settle down and sleep at night. Kaldi reported this curious behaviour to monks in a local monastery who experimented with the berries and soon confirmed their energising properties. Traders carried the beans eastwards into Arabia – from where coffee began its journey to become one of the most widely consumed hot beverages in human history. Today, coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world… And all thanks to some hungry goats.