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SOURCE

All our coffee is ethically
sourced directly from farmers
across the world.

ROAST

Our beans are roasted daily
in our Dubai roastery
for maximum freshness.

TASTE

Experience the delicious
full flavour of our blends
at our cafes & bistros.

“Our approach to coffee sourcing is through direct trade, a philosophy and ethical practice true to specialty coffee.”

At London Dairy Cafe we are passionate about coffee. Each year we travel across continents, through different countries, meeting generations of farmers in search of incredible coffee. The story behind every cup is unique. Through our direct trade practice we’re able to support farmers, giving our drinkers full traceability of the coffee in their cup.

We pay premium prices in recognition of these hardworking people, therefore advocating the importance of the industry to the many struggling regions where coffee is grown. By working this way, it guarantees us to purchase the highest quality of coffee and the process is transparent, honest and real from grower to roaster, roaster to customer.

We put care into roasting our beans to perfection and serving them to you at their most delicious – hopefully alongside a good chat with one of our baristas. Bringing out the best of each coffee bean is as much about harnessing our senses, as it is using the best engineering and equipment. We pour our all into both, to create a cup that will exceed your expectations.

Why is the Cup of Excellence so important?

The Cup of Excellence program has set the standard for the increased premiums that farmers have been able to receive for their exemplary coffees. It continues to build a much more transparent infrastructure and gives farmers the tools needed to improve the economic model of their farms. It also gives farmers an incentive to experiment with varietals and processing techniques, knowing that there can be a recognition and financial reward for their hard work and effort.

Since 1999, progressive roasters have used the COE program to identify and build relationships with growers of superior coffees even after buying the award winners at the auction. This direct trade benefit to both the marketplace and the farmers is huge and has created much more sustainability for both. The competition alone has helped the industry better understand and appreciate the nuances and flavour profiles of rare exemplary coffees and understand that these are the coffees that build consumer excitement and loyalty.

What is Cup of Excellence?

Cup of Excellence® is the premier coffee competition and auction worldwide. It is also the highest award given to a top scoring coffee. The level of scrutiny that Cup of Excellence coffees undergo is unmatched. All of the Cup of Excellence award winners are cupped at least five times (the top ten are cupped again) during the three week competition. Literally hundreds of cups are smelled, tasted and scored based on their exemplary characteristics. The prices that these winning coffees receive at the auction has broken records time and again and prove that there is a huge demand for these rare, farmer identified coffees.

Cup of Excellence
Colombia, Valle Del Cauca

Cup of Excellence Colombia, Valle Del Cauca Peach Blossom. Red Apple. Cranberry. Four generations of families based in Quindío and the Valle del Cauca regions, Montenegro and Sevilla have spent years producing exceptional coffees before expanding to the Caicedonia municipality. Here they searched for a suitable location to produce high quality coffees and so the [...]

Signature
Dark

Signature Dark Dark Chocolate. Roasted Nuts. Caramel. Our signature dark roast celebrates caramelised sugars, molasses and chocolate notes. We roast the coffee in a way that highlights these traits and creates a satisfying, resonant finish. Comprised of coffees from Brazil and other seasonal South American additions, this coffee is our tribute to the classic Italian [...]

Signature
Decaf

Decaf Swiss Water® Process uses the elements of water, temperature and time to create some of the most intriguing decaf coffee. First, it starts with placing small batches of coffee along with a green coffee extract into vats. Local water is then added (with a dash of loving attention) and the beans are left to [...]

Ethiopia
Benza, Guji

Ethiopia - Benza, Guji Nectarines. Black Tea. Brown Sugar. Ethiopian coffee from a single micro farm is a rarity. This coffee is from the Uraga village in the area of Guji. We are proud to introduce the farmer of this coffee Heleanna Georgalis, a third generation coffee farmer. The micro-climate of this farm is suitable [...]

Ethiopia
Semelo, Yirgacheffe

Ethiopia - Semelo, Yirgacheffe Peach. Orange. Jasmine. The Semelo washed is one of those rare coffees that will make you question what coffee can taste like while being totally approachable. Crisp and very fruit forward, this washed-process portrays notes of stone fruits, spices and florals. The Semelo farm is owned by three brothers: Aman, Micheal [...]

Brazil
Fazenda Bananal

Brazil - Fazenda Bananal Toasted Nuts. Dark Chocolate. Molasses. The legacy of the Bananal Coffee Estate began in 1904 when a young Lebanese immigrant, Pedro Izar, first set his roots on the fertile area of Bocaina. Since his early arrival in Brazil, Pedro travelled by foot from the capital to the countryside – were he [...]

Signature
Blend

Signature Blend Citrus. Chocolate. Macadamia. This syrupy and sweet espresso blend has been the staple in our cafes since the very beginning. It is a product of intensive lot selection and close, direct work with the farmers who produce its components. Its delightful sweetness makes this a classic espresso. Full-bodied and well-rounded, this blend produces [...]

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