The definition of the word Favourite is “Preferred to all others” Coffee and tea offer us a whole world of exciting experiences. You won’t be surprised to learn that like my father I don’t have just one single favourite, but lots of them.
There will always be varieties that are special to me, but that doesn’t mean that it will always be the same ones, or that I see my quest to discover and enjoy new flavours is at an end.
The seeming innocent cup of coffee or tea, that we can so easily take for granted can contain a whole world of exciting stories and flavours and be very personal to us as individuals. Almost as personal as the clothes we wear, the ones that just make us feel good about ourselves.
Our team at the Roastery and at the shop are dedicated in wanting to help you with your favourites. The varieties that can be there for you at the start and throughout your day. To help you with the possibility of discovering more favourites. As well as one to one advice we have produced a booklet entitled Revive and Refresh
for Summer Drinking, plus we can send you Tasting Notes information for many of our varieties of coffee and tea. There are Taster Kits
, coffees selected by David and me from our Master Classes
, you can organise your own Master Class at home.
Our live Master Classes at 79 Duke Street are very popular. We hold them after the shop is shut and restrict the numbers to about fifteen each evening so that we can meet everyone on a more personal level. An opportunity for you to taste coffee with David, Preethi, our manager, and myself. Pease see our website for details of all these items.
I didn’t keep the job of preparing my father’s coffee for long, soon there was someone more junior than me occupying that place and I instructed him in the choice and ritual of Mr Higgins coffee. Sometimes I would see him, nervously taking my father his coffee and as I climbed the stairs from the basement to the shop in order to see which coffees I was to roast, I would pause on the stairs and wait, sure enough there would come the familiar greeting “Here he is with my favourite coffee”.
I would smile to myself, whatever the day held for that trainee, at that moment he felt he was walking on air.