Sanctuary Coffee | Guatemala

Sanctuary Coffee | Guatemala

Sanctuary Coffee | Guatemala

Regular price £9.90
  • Taste Tested & Approved By RISE
  • Give back - 1% of sales donated to the coffee farming community
  • Free UK delivery on all orders over £25
  • Always ethically and responsibly sourced

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  • 48-hour tracked delivery on orders over £25
  • All orders are shipped within 1 to 2 days and should be at your door within 3-5 working days

Our plastic-free packaging is made exclusively from recyclable materials. We care about the planet, and we only work with roasters who share the same ethos.

At RISE, our legacy is built on trust. We’re transparent, honest and compassionate. We respect the world (and everyone in it.)

We give 1% of all RISE sales to our Friendly Coffee Fund, which supports coffee-growing communities in Uganda and helps pay for children to attend school. 

Wondering which grind you should order? Let us help.

  • Whole Bean - Great if you have your own grinder or a bean-to-cup machine.
  • Ground Cafetiere - This is pre-ground and ready to go. Ideal for classic French presses or cafetieres.
  • Medium Ground - Perfect for pour over and filter coffee. Think: Chemex and V60 designs.
  • Fine Ground - Best for espresso machines or moka pots.

Whatever grind you choose, rest assured all of our coffee is of the highest quality, 100% Arabica specialty. It’s 84+ SCA scored, and is freshly roasted to order. 

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)

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