It’s undeniable that the perfect, most delicious cup of coffee can instantly put you in a good mood. The rich and creamy flavour tickles the palate and leaves you delighted and newly invigorated. When we were planning our exciting new shop, we knew that choosing the right coffee was a critical decision. From the smell as you come through the door to the satisfaction of the last sip, we wanted a top-quality brew that delivered on all fronts. That’s why we’ve opted to serve you luxurious coffee made with beans from Tudor.
Tudor was established in 1984 as a producer of quality teas. They quickly became renowned tea specialists and after six years they branched out into coffee. Now, with over 25 years of experience, Tudor is also an expert in the coffee world. The team blend and roast their own beans to tickle out all of the best flavours and ensure consistently high quality. This has won them two well-deserved gold stars at the Great Taste Awards.
A key part of Tudor’s ethos is the belief that great products take care of the environment and support the communities in which they’re grown. That means all Tudor coffees come from Rainforest Alliance certified farms in Africa and Latin American. The alliance works to preserve the biodiversity of the rainforest while supporting sustainable farming practices. The aim is to help both local communities and wildlife to prosper. As Tudor puts it, you can enjoy your coffee in the knowledge that “rainforests are protected; rivers, soils and wildlife conserved; workers are treated with respect, paid decent wages, properly equipped and given access to education and medical care.”
At Coombe Farm Organic we’ve chosen to serve Tudor’s speciality ethical and organic coffee. Less than 5% of the world’s coffee beans are of high enough quality to be classed as ‘speciality’ so you can be assured that these beans make a stonkingly good cup. They’re sourced from farming cooperatives and social programmes across the world that adhere to organic principles and they’re always ethically traded. The coffee we stock has a direct impact on sustaining families, supporting coffee-growing communities and empowering women.
Producing superb coffee is all about understanding the raw ingredients, perfecting your technique and practising a lot. Tudor uses a hot-air slow roasting process that enhances the aroma, texture and flavour of their beans. Having complete control of the temperature throughout the roasting process results in balanced flavour profiles without bitterness. But Tudor doesn’t stop at flavour; it considers the environment, too. The installation of a Brambati system that uses afterburners and catalytic converters means the post-roast air is cleaned before it’s released into the atmosphere.
Freshness is critical to getting the most out of extra-special coffee beans. By roasting and packing their beans in-house, Tudor ensures their customers always get a tip-top product in the very best condition. A one-way valve on their bags locks in the freshest of flavours. So all that’s left for us to do is brew your favourite cup. What d’you fancy?