Great coffee, great connections…
July 3, 2014

We are all getting pretty excited about the Tour de France Stage I “Le Grand Depart” taking place right here in Harrogate on Saturday and Sunday.  The town is looking festive in yellow, green and polka dot bunting and sightings of Mark Cavendish already reported!

We are excited to offer a limited edition espresso blend which has been specially produced to celebrate Le Grand Depart in Yorkshire.  “King of the Mountains” espresso blend has been crafted by roasters Grumpy Mule using two Fairtrade coffees from high up on the slopes of Mount Elgon.  The coffee comes from two cooperatives, Gumutindo in Uganda and Sopacdi in DR Congo.  This brings up a great connection from the past – during Ruth’s time at Cafedirect she worked with Gumutindo and its general manager, Willington Wamayeye.  It’s really great to be able to offer a coffee from an old friend and to be able to produce a really beautiful drink from their beans.  We are hoping to be able to send Willington some photos of the coffee as split shots and flat whites so he can see what can be done with the coffee grown by these great cooperatives.

We will only have King of the Mountains for a very limited time, so don’t miss out!

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