It’s 5:24pm so that means it’s time to fire up the Bialetti for the days final coffee….which is a little more special today based on the package I received this morning.
So, last week we were in Mid/North Wales for a week exploring our home country a little more and stopped into the Quarry Cafe in Machynlleth for breakfast.
That cafe is incredible.
If you are vegetarian or vegan and in town, check this place out as they do amazing food at incredible reasonable prices! Even if you aren’t vegan or vegetarian, just go here because the food is superb. But that’s not what we are here for…
The first time we visited I ordered an Americano but didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. This was the first time in a long time I had sat down with a cup of coffee and savoured every sip. It was a great cup.
The second time we went in I ordered the same but asked the waitress where they get their coffee from. The cafe work hard to know exactly where all their ingredients come from and the waitress was instantly able to point me in the direction of Poblado Coffi, a local roaster.
I was instantly online and ordered a kilo of their house blend because their coffee is THAT good.
More than that, over the last year or so we’ve been trying to buy more from local producers where we can and in particular where that company sits well with our values.
To be as blunt as possible, we try and buy the things we consume from people/companies that give a shit. Not just about making money, but care about their customers and more importantly about their product and how its produced.
It doesn’t take a long time to see how Poblado Coffi work with their suppliers to source great coffee in an ethical manner. They know the growers they buy from and the struggles growers can face in order to make things viable and work to build relationships that are going to promote a sustainable industry as well as help Where resources in the world are finite and in particular in an age where inequality is growing, being able to get something from a company where they work with a strong sense of ethics and equality is important to us so I had no reservation in ordering some coffee from them.
The good stuff
Because of the bank holiday I had to wait a few extra days for the beans to arrive but it was worth the wait. I opted for the House blend to get started though they have a lot of different offerings online.
Not at all bland, a little fruity and none too bitter. Whilst I love strong coffee, that’s not for everyone and this is one I would push on any of my casual coffee drinking friends and family who prefer something a little softer. That said, it’s still a fantastic blend and I will definitely go back to Poblado Coffi for more when I need a re-up!
My personal experience has been that house blend coffees can be a little bland or generic but I cannot recommend this one enough. It’s bold but incredibly drinkable. Nicest cup of coffee I’ve had in a long time.
Any cup of coffee you drink should elicit a reaction thus….
If it doesn’t, go somewhere else!
*In no way am I associated with Poblado Coffi, though if they want to send me some freebies, I’m 100% open to that!