YAYU WILD FOREST COFFEE

Union is partnered with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to conserve the Yayu Coffee Forest in Ethiopia, and invest in the region’s coffee cooperatives. Our Union Direct Trade initiative is enhancing smallholder livelihoods, preserving a unique wild coffee biosphere, and improving the farms’ coffee quality. We’re excited to build sustainable relationships which motivate farmers to grow excellent coffee, and you get to enjoy a delicious, responsibly sourced cup full of exotic coffee flavours.

Father's-Day

Dad, we love you, but why are you so hard to buy for?! Every year we have to suffer the look on your face as you pretend you “really needed a new tie”. Well not this year. We sat down with the fathers (and coffee lovers, naturally) in the Union office down and asked them a question.

If money was no object what would be the best Father’s Day present you could receive?

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This year’s London Coffee Festival (7th – 10th April) sees us celebrating Cascara, amongst other things. Cascara has been slowly gaining popularity over the last few years, but there’s a good chance you’ve not heard of it before. So here’s all you need to know.

Last month we introduced you to our new coffee cherry fruit, Cascara that makes a rather delicious infusion tea. We stated it was lower in caffeine than traditional coffees. This all stemmed from tests that our good friend Graciano Cruz at Los Lajones farm in Panama had reported.

Cascara is gaining some traction on the coffee scene at the moment and it seemed some other roasters had a different view on caffeine levels. Many state that Cascara has higher caffeine than traditionally brewed beans. We suspected this view came from there being higher levels of sugar giving a bit more of a “buzz” than you might anticipate.