To kick off the New Year we lined up two heavy hitters in the coffee world and the feedback so far has been epic! Read below to find out more about January’s chosen coffees, our seasonal recipe and healthy foodie treat!
Dark Arts Coffee, Mechazilla - Brazil
If you haven't come across Dark Arts Coffee before it's worth checking out their Instagram - these guys aren't your typical looking coffee roasters and are not only serious about coffee, but about bikes, booze and all things "unholy". Roasted in Hackney, London, this coffee comes from Caparaó, a new micro region near to the mountainous Pico da Bandeira National Park in Brazil. The tasting notes are nutty with blackberry acidity, and caramel sweetness (yum). Best made as a filter, Aeropress, or espresso coffee.
Ue Coffee Roasters, Solidarity Blend - Brazil, Colombia, Honduras
This super versatile blend makes a great latte or espresso. With caramel sweetness and a chocolatey aftertaste, the Colombian element of the blend also provides a nice juicy acidity. This bag of coffee donates a % of profits to the Ue Barista Foundation, supporting two important charities, one at home and one away. The first is the Elephant Valley Project, a sanctuary caring for 11 elephants in Cambodia. The second is Homeless Oxfordshire who have been on a mission to end homelessness in the county for 30 years. Great stuff Ue!
"Healthy" Almond and Maple Energy Bites
What you’ll need:
64g of Almond butter
32g of Maple syrup
1 tbsp Chia seeds
½ tsp Pure vanilla extract
128g of rolled oats, toasted
64g of dark chocolate chips
How to make it:
Combine the almond butter, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt into a bowl.
Fold in oats, then chocolate chips.
Refrigerate for 30 mins.
Shape your mixture into balls, using 1 heaping tablespoon to make each one.
Store in the freezer!
TASTY SNACK - offblack tea
We gave our members two great tasting and sustainable herbal tea samples to try as we kick off a “healthy” January! Head to Offblak Tea for more info!