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Want to find out a bit more about each of our five roasts? Here’s some info on their flavour profiles and namesakes!

All of our coffee is Fairtrade, meaning it is ethically made (read more about this here), and all of our packaging is recyclable or decomposable!

CATBELLS

Roast level: 2/5
Source: Latin America & Colombia
Notes: Chocolate & Orange

The Catbells roast is an ode to foraged fruit, with its sweetness, plum-like acidity and notes of berry.

The Catbells is a short hike, perfect for walkers who want to take in the beautiful views of the Lake District and connect with nature. Like its namesake, this roast should not be underestimated: the hint of spice gives it a little kick that will help you on your way to completing any outdoor adventure.

Fun facts about the peak:

  • Catbells is a fell in the English Lake District in the county of Cumbria, near Keswick
  • Writer and walker Alfred Wainwright named it in his seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, and called it ‘one of the great favourites’
  • Its name may have come from a distortion of “Cat Bields” meaning shelter of the wild cat!

SNOWDON

Roast: 3/5
Source: Brazil, Mogiana & Nicaragua
Notes: Nutty & Chocolate

Snowdon, Wales’s highest peak, is known for its stunning views, which make it a must-visit for many climbers. This roast, with notes of sweet caramel and its chocolate elements and toasty overtones, will remind you of quaint cafes in the surrounding Snowdonia. The notes of citrus add a complexity that makes this roast so delectable.

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Fun facts about the peak:

  • Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, with an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level
  • It is the busiest mountain in the UK and is a designated national nature reserve
  • The mountain has lots of connections to King Arthur, and he is said to have died on the ridge between Snowdon and Y Lliwedd

HELVELLYN

Roast level: 3/5
Source: Tanzania, Kenya & Colombia
Notes: Berries & Caramel

This light roast is distinctly fruity, with undertones of stewed rhubarb, a zesty-lime acidity and notes of peaches.

Named after the third highest peak in the Lake District, the Helvellyn roast evokes memories of summer hikes. Helvellyn takes the natural flavours of a British summer and condenses them into a beautiful, complex roast. This coffee is perfect for a scenic break during a gentle hike.

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Fun facts about the peak:

  • Helvellyn is the highest point of the Helvellyn range in the Lake District, and the third highest point in England
  • People have been visiting the site for pleasure since the eighteenth century, when a small tourism industry sprang up to serve people coming to escape city life
  • Some of its most famous visitors include the poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

MONT BLANC

Roast: 4/5
Source: Colombia & Sumatra
Notes: Spice & Chocolate

Evoking luxurious Alpine flavours, with its chocolate flavour and caramel sweetness, this roast is finished with a hint of spice.

Named after the highest peak in the Alps, Mont Blanc is a rich, full-bodied roast designed for the adventurer who wants to get the most out of their coffee. Mont Blanc is a coffee that will fuel your day while adding a touch of indulgence to whatever adventures await.

Fun facts about the peak:

  • Mont Blanc means ‘white mountain’, and it is the highest peak in the Alps, meaning it straddles parts of France, Italy and Switzerland
  • There are a few ways to get across Mont Blanc (apart from hiking or snowboarding of course!): through the Mont Blanc Tunnel, or on the cable cars that run from from Courmayeur to Chamonix
  • It is considered the birthplace of modern mountaineering
  • Mont Blanc is home to Europe’s two highest toilets! These were introduced in 2007, to stop the spring thawing of climbers’ waste from the winter…

OESCHINEN

Roast: 2/5
Source: Peru
Notes: Raisin & Chocolate

The Oeschinen decaf roast, named after one of the Alp’s most beautiful mountain lakes, is a luxurious blend of dark chocolate flavours, with a smooth body and notes of nougat.

Switzerland is known for its breath-taking beauty and world-class chocolate. The Oeschinen decaf roast, named after one of the Alp’s most beautiful mountain lakes, is a luxurious blend of dark chocolate flavours, with a smooth body and notes of nougat. This is a coffee for those of us who don’t want the caffeine hit, but simply want to take a moment to appreciate some of that beauty that nature has to offer. It’s all organic too!

This decaf coffee is made using Swiss Water Technology, an organic process of decaffeinating, which assures that the roast’s original flavours are preserved and uses 100% chemical free processes – read more about this here.

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Fun facts about the peak:

  • Oeschinen is actually a mountain lake, in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
  • The lake was created by rockfalls and landslides from c. 8000 to 3200 years ago
  • The lake is usually frozen over from December to May, and some people ice skate and ice fish on it during the winter