Great Taste Awards 2018

14 September 2018

As many of you know we did really well at the Great Taste Awards this year. You can see the listing on the Great Taste Awards web site by searching for Monsoon Estates.

Ethiopan Shalaitu           3 stars
Espresso decaf              2 stars
Monsoon Espresso            2 stars
Guatemalan Guayaba          2 stars
Ethiopian Sidamo Shakisso   2 stars
Ethiopian Hama              2 stars

Great Taste themselves say two stars is above and beyond delicious with less than 15% of entries making the grade. Three stars is extraordinarily tasty with less than 3% of products awarded 3-stars each year.

Some of these coffees like our Monsoon Espresso are firm favourites and generally available in the shop with the rest we're going to offer a different one each month so you get a chance to try them all. We're kicking off with Ethiopian Hama available in the shop now. It's a cooperative coffee from Kochore and high grown!

A few videos

31 May 2018

A few little videos that some people have made featuring us.
I just thought they deserved to be shared!
Hope you enjoy!
Anne

Our lovely friends Emily Barker and Lukas Drinkwater (fantastic musicians)  with Jon Carroll on a recent road trip.  Showing their love of coffee!!  I found this really funny!
Coffee on the Road


This one from Kasia, a bundle of energy, a foodie and coffee nut and lovely soul who wanted to do a little video and showcase our new roastery!
Things about Roasters


Another foodie and coffee nut visiting us from The Netherlands, watch his expression when we introduce him to a big, bold coffee.  Hilarious!
Dijon visits the Roastery


We even had some music sent to us from the lovely, talented Ceinwen to soothe me!
Monsoon Malabar Blues

A few videos

31 May 2018

A few little videos that some people have made featuring us.
I just thought they deserved to be shared!
Hope you enjoy!
Anne

Our lovely friends Emily Barker and Lukas Drinkwater (fantastic musicians)  with Jon Carroll on a recent road trip.  Showing their love of coffee!!  I found this really funny!
Coffee on the Road


This one from Kasia, a bundle of energy, a foodie and coffee nut and lovely soul who wanted to do a little video and showcase our new roastery!
Things about Roasters


Another foodie and coffee nut visiting us from The Netherlands, watch his expression when we introduce him to a big, bold coffee.  Hilarious!
Dijon visits the Roastery


We even had some music sent to us from the lovely, talented Ceinwen to soothe me!
Monsoon Malabar Blues

March Update

31 March 2018

WE'VE FINALLY MOVED!
THE STUDIO ALSCOT PARK CV37 8BL
01789 459073

We're still a bit rough and ready but we're in and loving it.
The location is beautiful just wait until you see it!  
The new layout works so well for us, separate roastery, packing room and store!

As some of you are only too aware, the markets in Stratford and Warwick were cancelled this weekend due to poor weather. Really sorry for the inconvenience but quite thankful for extra days off! 

Mr Monsoon and I had an over nighter in London early in the week to visit our importers, cup some new coffees and learn a bit more about Fairtrade.  Look out for a new Sumatran coffee in April, we hope!
Sumatra is suffering from bad weather this year and new crop could be 50% down.  Yes this means some coffees won't be available and others might have quite a price hike but this is when we often find great new alternatives!

We missed out on the trip to Myanmar couple of weeks ago as we were in the throws of moving the roastery.  It looks like an amazing place and we hope to visit another time.
Maybe we'll go to Brazil later in the year or slight possibility to visit some coffee farms in Papua New Guinea.  Watch this space.

DATERRA SWEET COLLECTION  is back due to public demand.  It is a beautiful, clean, sweet, elegant coffee and will be back on the webshop next week.
MEXICAN TERRUNO  NAYARITA  is returning also due to popular demand.  A milder coffee, haven't roasted any of latest delivery yet so tasting notes to follow.
PERUVIAN APRYSSA is here and selling like hot cakes!  Another milder coffee slight coconut, nutty and chocolaty.  Fairtrade and organically grown coffee.

We're always on the look out for new and exciting coffees. 
Keep up to date with us on Facebook. Twitter or Instagram 
Little Video of our New Place

Keep warm and drink more coffee!

Happy brewing

Website Changes

24 September 2017

We've been waiting for this for a long time!

For those of you who know us, you'll know that for some time, we have been talking about making some changes to our website.  Well it has finally happened!


Beautiful new illustrations to our coffee page by the wonderful Claire Henley.

Also the long awaited coffee subscription page is live!  This will change and evolve as we use it more.

You can view the subscription page here

Thanks to all who heard our mention again on Radio 2 Simon Mayo Show last week and let us know!

Thanks also for your patience and  for buying your coffee here!

We couldn't do it without you!

New coffees coming soon including more Colombian honey, naturals from Ethiopia - Harrar, Sidamo and Yirgacheffe and our Myanmars too!

Happy Autumn as the trees around us at Alscot are just starting to change colour, beautiful time of the year!

Enjoy!

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