To achieve great coffees, Coffee Monger’s Roasting Company in Hampshire, UK, works with the producers at origin to ensure fair prices and encourage sustainable practices. And when the green coffee beans arrive, Coffee Monger’s takes care to create a roast profile for every single one – this enhances the particular blends’ flavour characteristics and reflects its origin.
This season Coffee Monger’s is pleased to offer Sake Farm coffee from Rwanda. This Bourbon variety is carefully cultivated by small 1.6 hectare holders at high altitude, before being washed, hand-sorted and transported with care. It is now being roasted at Coffee Monger’s cafe in Lymington and achieves a high scoring SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) 85+. The result is a delightful, smooth yet complex cup, offering a berry-fragrant brew, with hints of milk chocolate.
For Coffee Monger’s, the complete coffee experience also involves the coffee community here in the UK. The team believe that they can deliver quality, freshness and taste to the consumer without single-use plastics.
More than a year ago, the Coffee Monger’s began working towards a circular economic model in order to significantly reduce their plastic footprint. The team reviewed every aspect of their artisan roastery, from packaging and delivery, to milk and take-away cups.
Coffee Monger’s eliminated all plastic coffee pouches and even began delivering coffee in reusable tubs, an idea that came from their traditional milk delivery van. The first delivery, a 5kg tub of Indonesian Organic Java to The Monkey House pub in Lymington was welcomed with enthusiasm. For subscription customers, the team opted for fully compostable pouches with PLA (plant based) lining and reusable, recyclable Kraft mail bags. For locals, a Refill Raffle was set up, whereby anyone purchasing coffee with a refillable container is entered into a monthly draw to win 250 grams of specialty coffee.
Coffee Monger’s also supports SAS (Surfers Against Sewage), a UK environmental charity with an aim towards reducing single-use plastics. This spring, alongside local SAS rep Christine Spreiter, Coffee Monger’s team will participate in community litter picks and beach cleans, as well as other events. Everyone is invited to join in and Coffee Monger’s always bring the best coffee along!
Everyday Coffee Monger’s batch roasts their beans in order to serve the most delicious coffees – and they do so in a way that reflects the team’s commitment towards a more sustainable future both for coffee growers and for the consumer.