Sanctuary Coffee | Guatemala

Sanctuary Coffee | Guatemala

Sanctuary Coffee | Guatemala

Coffee discovered by RiSE coffee box

Sent directly to you from Sanctuary coffee for freshness.

Coffee name: Session Brew

Hints of: Honey, citrus, caramel

Grown in: Guatemala

Process: Washed

Roast Level: Medium

The roaster:

It’s February 2019. Cofounders Marcus and Rhian have just moved into their first flat in London and can finally adopt a rescue greyhound. AKA the couch potato, AKA the perfect city companion. Each weekend the pair set off to volunteer with the greyhounds and help walk just a handful of the 80 rescues on site. Weekend after weekend, walk after walk, greyhound after greyhound.

Until one weekend. Dionne (then Gail) had just landed at the shelter after nearly three years of racing and she was due her first walk. Dionne bounds out of the kennels like a bundle of pure joy heading straight over to Marcus and Rhian. Their hearts were set and the ‘trial’ overnight stay became Dionne’s forever home.

During their volunteering, Marcus and Rhian learnt a heap about rescues, volunteers and the hard graft and sacrifice to keep a shelter running. Almost zero rescues in the UK receive government funding leaving over three million rescued, abandoned and abused animals relying on donations to survive.

Knowing that their personal donations wouldn’t be enough to make much of impact, Marcus and Rhian got to work on Sanctuary Coffee. A way to make the UK’s favourite morning kick-starter fund rescues.

The coffee:

Meeting farmers and establishing relationships creates something very powerful for coffee trade. Sanctuary first started talking with Sebastian in January this year. A friend of Sanctiary and Guatemalan native, Anne, headed home for Christmas in 2021 and on her return, she brought a heap of coffee samples from friends and relatives all over Guatemala.

Session Brew was grown on La Comunidad, one of many farms owned by the Falla family. Sebastian is a 5th generation farmer and his family’s company spans over 100 years.

Like so many young producers, Sebastian is a data-driven, modern farmer. Each lot is systematically cared for to ensure timely development of fruits in preparation for a punctual harvest. His fanatic attention to detail is the driving force behind the coffee’s fantastic flavour.

Coffee available in: Whole bean, Ground Medium (AeroPress / V60 / Chemex), Fine (espresso / moka pot), Ground Coarse (French Press / cafetière)

Regular price £9.90
  • Free UK delivery on all orders over £25
  • 1% of sales invested in our Friendly Coffee Fund
  • Taste Tested & Approved By RISE
  • Always Ethically Sourced

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    We can offer both subscription and non-subscription orders internationally
  • Packaging:
    Our coffee is sent in our recyclable, plastic free sustainable RISE box!

Packaging: Our boxes are plastic free and made from recyclable materials. We only work with roasters who share the same ethos and ask you to get in touch if for any reason the recycling info isn't clear on a coffee bag. Our House coffee is packaged in 100% biodegradable plastic free packaging. Our Advent Calendar is 100% recycled cardboard with compostable pouches.

Our Values: We are transparent, honest and compassionate in how we respect people and the planet. Head to our Sustainability page to find out more about what these mean!

Friendly Coffee Fund: We give back 1% of all sales to our coffee fund which supports coffee growing communities. Our current focus is on education in Uganda.

Whole Bean - If you have your own grinder or a bean to cup machine this is for you.

Ground Cafetiere - Do you use the classic French Press / Cafetiere? This is pre ground ready for you.

Medium Ground - Perfect for Pour Over / Filter coffee. Chemex, V60 this is you.

Fine Ground - Best for Espresso Machines or Moka PotsAll coffee is high quality 100% Arabica specialty, 84+ SCA scored, and is freshly roasted to order.



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