Month: March 2021

Lars & Margo Coffee Roasters at Mhor Coffee, Artisan Coffee Delivered Directly to your Door from the Roaster

Meet the Roasters: Lars & Margo

When a massive change in circumstances arose out of the blue Peter and Mandy, the founders of Lars & Margo chose to view their glass as half full – ever the optimists! Unknowingly entering into the Covid-19 pandemic, whilst newly employed within the NHS, they set the wheels in motion to follow Peter’s dream to set up a Speciality Small Batch Coffee Roastery in their home town of Liskeard, South East Cornwall.

With support from their families, friends and local community, ‘Genevieve’ their beautiful 5kg Toper Roaster, shipped in from Turkey when most UK roads were redundant thanks to lockdown. They bravely and confidently stepped forward into the world of coffee roasting. 

So who are Lars & Margo?

In recent years, knowing he was born in Cornwall, Peter decided to trace his birth family…on doing so he was surprised to discover his Danish heritage and that his original birth name was Lars! Always looking for the next exciting challenge in life, Mandy parted from her former vintage inspired lampshade business, Margo Popped In, and merged her original brand moniker with Lars to form the perfect blend: Lars & Margo.  

About Lars & Margo’s Coffee

In order to obtain the best coffee Lars & Margo work with a network of coffee bean farmers, some of which are co-operatives, located around the world. With a passion for their crops and a desire to innovate and experiment, they continue to create outstanding beans of exceptional quality. They carefully select growers from four continents of the globe; South America, North America, Africa and Asia. Taking these beans and creating incredible hand roasted coffee, ensures quality over quantity every time. They pride themselves in careful consideration of the qualities each regional bean has to offer, comparing aroma, flavour, colour and strength.

Lars & Margo only offer speciality coffee, be it a single origin or in blends, where every component coffee is a speciality bean in its own right.

Ian, one of the founders of Mhor Coffee, has been enjoying Lars & Margo’s signature Ethiopian roast this week. He commented “It’s really great to have Lars & Margo selling their roasts on our artisan marketplace. Discovering fantastic produce like this is exactly why we wanted to create a coffee marketplace that shines a spotlight on smaller artisan coffee roasters. Lars Margos Ethiopian signature blend has been fuelling me this week with its rich, dark chocolate flavours balanced with the fruity tang of raspberry. It’s been fairly perking up my flat whites in the morning.”

Check out the full range of Lars & Margo coffees here.

White Rose Coffee Roasters at Mhor Coffee - Artisan Coffee

Meet the Roasters: White Rose Coffee

White Rose Coffee Roasters started from a passion for coffee excellence thirty years in the making. The head roaster, Robert Cooper, has a long history of experience with commercial coffee equipment and supplying the catering trade.

They roast in Halifax, West Yorkshire and are proud to carry the Made in Yorkshire Mark which is dedicated to highlighting the best in food and drink exclusively produced in the Yorkshire Region.

Their roaster is manufactured by Toper Coffee Roasters in Turkey. It is a traditionally designed drum roaster making use of a gas flame under the drum and also air flow through the drum itself to roast the coffee beans. They roast their coffee in small batches daily. Their TKMSX5 roaster by Toper allows fine tuning of the gas flame height and air flow so they can make sure every roast develops perfectly.

In 2019 they were proud to receive a Great Taste Award Award for their unique espresso blend, Cattle Market Espresso, getting a 1 Star Rating from the judges.

The Mhor Coffee team have enjoyed tasting Robert’s coffees since he joined the platform.

Tricia, a founder of Mhor Coffee commented “There’s nothing we like better than exploring new coffee tastes – it’s exactly why we founded the site in the first place. Robert’s Cattle Market Espresso was a really tasty coffee and really brightened up our weekend roast. A friend of ours ordered the Rwandan Blueberry Candyfloss and hasn’t stopped raving about it since.”

You can check out White Rose Coffee Roasters’s full range on the site here.