Local coffee lovers rejoice, there’s a new blend in town…
At the beginning of April 2017, the team at The Island Tea & Coffee Co. invested in a coffee roasting machine, which will bring the Island’s businesses some of the freshest coffee available. With 35 years of coffee history behind them, roasting their very own coffee was the next logical step for The Island Tea & Coffee Co.
Julian Tomlinson, Project Manager, who has a passion for a good cup of coffee, researched the art of coffee making, became a self-taught roaster, and thus locally roasted coffee was born.
As we all know, fresh is best when it comes to coffee. As coffee begins to lose its flavour between 7-14 days after roasting, choosing a coffee that is locally roasted, allows The Island Tea & Coffee Co. customers to consistently enjoy the best tasting and freshest coffee. It’s artisan coffee with the perk of next day delivery.
The coffee will be available in a cuppa new you very soon, or if you want to take it home with you, will be retailing at selected outlets including Driftwood in Sandown. Owner, Sean, is a self proclaimed great lover of coffee and is keen to bring the freshest, most flavourful coffee to his customers. He said ‘with The Island Tea and Coffee Co. you get something produced on the Island that you can trust. It’s fresh coffee that is made locally and that’s what’s important. It’s great for us and our customers.’
With Driftwood going through two to three boxes a week, the coffee they receive from The Island Tea and Coffee Co. has been freshly roasted with in the last few days, rather than mass produced coffee that commonly reaches the customer at over 90 days post roasting.