This Sunday marks International Coffee Day – a whole 24hrs dedicated to our beloved beverage. Here at CRU, it’s a time to reflect on how far we’ve come over the last few years – and all the people that have made this journey possible. Every co-operative. wash-station, farmer and picker that work tirelessly to grow and dry the best beans we’ve ever tasted; and every roaster, brewer and taster that have given us the benefit of their expertise over the last 4 years.
Nowhere was this reliance on others made more apparent than on our recent trip to Sierra Nevada – meeting Bernardo and his family, along with countless others who helped us on our trip to find the ultimate Colombian bean. So this weekend, to celebrate International Coffee Day, we’re offering all customers a free bag of the bean we brought back with us.*
Our Colombian Adventure
The first episode of our Colombian adventure sees us touch down in Colombia's capital, Bogotá; a city rich in culture and coffee.
Whilst Colin gets straight down to sourcing our beans, John's off exploring the streets and markets of this vibrant city.
Episode II of our documentary follows Colin and John up the Santa Marta mountains, where they were welcomed into the home of Bernado.
A local coffee farmer, he and his family have been working the slopes of Sierra Nevada for over 50 years - an incredible feat for a man who has lost none of the passion he started with.
The Colombia adventure concludes when Colin and John visit the Colombian roasters and package Bernardo's beans.
Then, back in London, it's time for the biggest test of all... seeing what the general public think of the new Colombian Pods at the London Coffee Festival 2017.
Shop the Bean...
£8.95 / 250g
wildflower honey, blackberry, citrus notes
A classic Colombian arabica which has a bright acidity, balanced with a wonderful honey, berry sweetness and a smooth body. A delicious, drinkable cup, it's best enjoyed with a chunk of chocolate.
*Just place an order of £20 or more and a pack of free Sierra Nevada coffee pods will be added to your basket. Offer ends Midnight Sunday 1st October