We need to support our independent coffee shops, or lose them forever

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By the time this column is printed, the doors to our wee coffee shop in Perth will be permanently closed. Like a great many small independent businesses in the hospitality industry, we concluded it was just no longer viable to carry on. Over the last few weeks I’ve read silently, with growing horror, article […]

Give your coffee some Ooh La La with a Cafetiere!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We all remember our first fancy coffee, right? The time where the coffee is not just that little bit different from what you’d expected, and all that more thrilling for it. For me it was on a regular after school natter with my best mate, Victoria, at the then newly opened Willows Restaurant in […]

Ice, Ice, baby.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As I write, Scotland is sweltering in the grip of an early Summer heatwave. Beside me is a clinking high ball glass, filled to the brim with deliciously ice-cold coffee, my inspiration for this month’s column. Like a grown-up milkshake, with the added value of caffeination, an iced coffee is the ultimate sophisticated treat […]

Stronger is better, right?

I’ve got news for you. You’ve been poorly trained in how to buy coffee. Yep, you’ve read that right. In a bid to make things simpler for you, the supermarkets dug out the most basic of marketing techniques, and have adequately lulled you into a false sense of security using a fictional numbers based coffee […]

Black Gold

How do you take your coffee? Black. No sugar. It’s the line in the movie that lets you know this is someone not to be messed with. They don’t have time for milk. Certainly no time for sugar. Last month I fessed up that latte is my drink of choice. But don’t be fooled. I’ve […]

Licensed to Latte

Licensed to Latte We’re not often given a free pass in life. So when a recent blood test indicated a mild calcium deficiency, I took this as a sign that my favourite coffee serve, the Latte, could actually be medicinal and, possibly, a matter of life and death. Reported to be the UK’s favourite coffee, […]

Mhor Coffee tops the ‘Indy Best’ list for annual coffee subscriptions

A Perth-based coffee brand that started their business during the first lockdown is celebrating this week after being voted ‘Best Annual Coffee Subscription’ by The Independent. Mhor Coffee, run by husband and wife team Ian Christie and Tricia Fox, launched their own range of artisan coffees and a digital artisan coffee marketplace in response to the huge […]