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KISS THE HIPPO COFFEE ROASTERS 





OUR INTERNATIONAL ROASTER



Kiss The Hippo Coffee Roasters from the UK. 


We’re Kiss the Hippo, London‘s most innovative and sustainable specialty coffee company. We roast organic, planet-friendly coffee at our state-of-the-art roastery in London, then send it out to discerning coffee drinkers across the UK and beyond. 


We opened our roastery in 2018, and from day one it’s been a hub of sustainable innovation. Since then, we won the UK Barista Championships twice which is a humble reflection of our perfectionist ethos. Kiss the Hippo's ultimate aim is to be regarded as the superior coffee brand of its era.




Kiss The Hippo Coffee Roasters Profile


1. How did KISS THE HIPPO come to be? 

A coffee obsessive who had a clear ideal for beautiful cafes and outstanding coffee. 


2. Tell us something about yourself non-coffee related!

I’m a husband + dad. I’ve been a lifelong musician and LOVE the arts. 


3. What's the biggest learning you've taken away from 2022? 

Keep going, especially when it comes to physical disciplines. 


4. BEST coffee you ever had... Where? 

HIPHOP cafe in Copenhagen. A Kenyan coffee with 9 second extraction time (espresso). So sweet. So clear. 


5. What do you want to change most about the coffee industry? 

Blends are/can be fantastic. Don’t be scared, single origins aren’t everything. 


6. Favourite food item to pair with an espresso drink... What ya having? 

Ya kiddin…donuts. Always! 




ON THE MENU from Kiss The Hippo


 DONNA - BLEND

ESPRESSO 

GEORGE STREET - BLEND

ESPRESSO 

ROASTER: KISS THE HIPPO COFFEE

ORIGIN: BRAZIL & COLOMBIA

TASTING NOTES: DARK CHOCOLATE, CARAMEL, WALNUT

VARIETIES: ORANGE SAN PACHO

PROCESS: NATURAL


ROASTER: KISS THE HIPPO COFFEE 


ORIGIN: COLOMBIA


TASTING NOTES: BUTTERSCOTCH, BERRIES & CHOCOLATE 


VARIETIES: PERU, COLOMBIA


PROCESS: WASHED




COLOMBIA - EL BOMBO

FILTER


 COLOMBIA - APONTE

FILTER

ROASTER: KISS THE HIPPO COFFEE

ORIGIN: COLOMBIA

TASTING NOTES: CHOCOLATE, RED APPLE & ORANGE

VARIETIES: MIXED

PROCESS: FULLY WASHED


ROASTER: KISS THE HIPPO COFFEE 


ORIGIN: COLOMBIA


TASTING NOTES: RASPBERRY, RED APPLE, CARAMELISED NUTS. 


VARIETIES: CATURRA


PROCESS: ANEROBIC HONEY



 RWANDA - NZIZA

FILTER

ROASTER: KISS THE HIPPO COFFEE


ORIGIN: RWANDA 


TASTING NOTES: RED APPLE, ORANGE & FLORAL


VARIETIES: RED BOURBON


PROCESS: FULLY WASHED  




CALENDAR COFFEE ROASTERS 



OUR IRISH ROASTER


CALENDAR COFFEE ROASTERS, GALWAY, IRELAND


WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2018, Calendar Coffee is 100% owned and run by its founders Zarah Lawless and Daniel Boobier. With over 20 years collective experience working in the industry, our dream is to create a roastery that specialises in the coffees we love to drink.




Calendar Coffee Roasters Profile 


1. How did CALENDAR come to be?

Calendar was founded in 2018 with the idea that coffee should be celebrated as a seasonal product. This means the coffees and origins we work with are constantly changing, depending on which countries are harvesting and the coffees that taste best.


2. Tell us something about yourself non-coffee related!

l’m at a stage in life where there’s not much time for anything other than parenthood and coffee! Running a business is all consuming and so is a toddler who doesn’t want to go to nursery! I’m also pregnant which adds another layer of fun! So it’s all go at the moment!


3. What's the biggest learning you've taken away from 2022?

My biggest learning from 2022 was centered around coffee pricing and understanding the prices we should be paying for coffee. We’ve been working hard with our importing partner Caravela to ensure the farmers and producers we buy from are earning a profit or ‘Minimum Prosperity Price’. This takes into account the cost of production, the standard living wage and then adds an additional 20% profit.


4. BEST coffee you ever had... Where?

Best coffee was at Tim Wendleboe’s coffee bar in Oslo. It’s terrible to say but I can’t even remember the specific producer but I remember the most incredible balance and mouthfeel. That memory has stuck with me for years! I think balance in the cup is so important and underrated!

 

5. What do you want to change most about the coffee industry

I really want to change the way people value coffee. I feel we all need to be paying more if we want the industry to be sustainable in the long run.


6. Favourite food item to pair with an espresso drink... What ya having?

Hmmmm..I actually wouldn’t drink an espresso based drink too often unless it’s part of quality control. I’m more of a filter gal - and I love nothing more than a fresh loaf of bread from Magpie in Galway, toasted, slathered in butter and jam, washed down with a jug of batch brew!.




ON THE MENU from CALENDAR


 TEAMWORK - SEASONAL - PERU

ESPRESSO 

 KARIMIKUI - KENYA

ESPRESSO

ROASTER: CALENDAR COFFEE ROASTERS

ORIGIN: PERU

TASTING NOTES: STONE FRUIT & CHOCOLATE VARIETIES


VARIETIES: CATURRA, CATUAI, BOURBON & PACAS


PROCESS: WASHED


ROASTER: CALENDAR COFFEE ROASTERS


ORIGIN: KENYA


TASTING NOTES: RHUBARB & BLACKBERRY


VARIETIES:SL28, SL34 & RUIRU 11


PROCESS: WASHED  





 ROSENDO - DOMINGO - GUATEMALA

FILTER 

 RIRIPA- ETHIOPIA

FILTER 

ROASTER: CALENDAR COFFEE ROASTERS

ORIGIN: GUATEMALA

TASTING NOTES: YELLOW PLUM & NOUGAT


VARIETIES: CATURRA & PACHE VERDE

PROCESS: WASHED


ROASTER: CALENDAR COFFEE ROASTERS


ORIGIN: ETHIOPIA


TASTING NOTES: BAKED APPLE & HONEYSUCKLE


VARIETIES: WOLISHO & KURUME


PROCESS: WAHSED