Food & Drink
by Aspect County

Ethical coffee roastery – Set in remote UK islands

Sitting one mile off the north east coast of England, located mid-way between Newcastle and Edinburgh, lies the historic and beautiful island of Lindisfarne. Cut off by the sea twice a day, the island boasts beautiful landscapes and thriving artisanal businesses, including family-run, ethical coffee roastery and café, Pilgrims Coffee House.

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Visit Lindisfarne and besides the coffee, indulge in locally sourced seasonal food at Pilgrims Coffee House – just make sure to check the tide times before you go. The family-run café and roastery are powered entirely by renewable energy, with all disposables made from compostable materials and all food items sourced from local producers where possible.

The coffee roastery sources their beans from fairly traded and Rainforest Alliance Certified farms and offers unique blends from small scale producers. Be sure to pick up a bag of Pilgrims Coffee’s famous coffee beans – all ethically sourced, sustainably packaged and freshly roasted on the island. Popular blends include the Daily Bread – mixing Central and South American beans for a sweet, full-bodied taste – and the Holy Grail, a premium blend comprised of organic coffees sourced from some of the world’s finest growers.

If you miss the tide or are unable to make it to the island, you can still enjoy a taste of Holy Island from home with Pilgrims Coffee House’s online store – providing the UK’s coffee lovers with top quality beans delivered right to their door. The Coffee Commandments’ blog series is written by the roaster himself and will help you to brew the perfect cup from home.