Cumbrian coffee roasters supporting UK Coffee Week

Carvetii Coffee Roasters in Threlkeld will be donating £1 to a charity supporting coffee growing communities from every bag of specialty Ethiopian coffee sold during this year’s UK Coffee Week (29th April-5th May).

UK Coffee Week is an annual celebration of the nation’s favourite drink bringing the industry together with coffee lovers to raise valuable funds for coffee-growing communities around the world. Every penny raised by consumers, coffee shops and roasters like Carvetii, will go to Project Waterfall – a charity dedicated to bringing clean water to communities growing coffee.

UK Coffee Week 2019 will be raising funds for an ongoing project in the Jabi Tehnan district of Ethiopia, where 38 per cent of people rely on coffee for their livelihood but as many as three quarters of the population currently lack access to clean water.

Carvetii’s Galana Abaya Tore coffee was grown at altitudes of 1750-2000 metres by a group of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. Typically, the higher the altitude, the more flavour there is to the coffee with notes of floral, caramel and raisin in this freshly roasted single origin.

Gareth Kemble, co-owner and founder of Carvetii Coffee Ltd, said: “Pretty much all specialty coffee can be traced back to the forests of Ethiopia where the original specialty coffee grows at altitude. Therefore UK Coffee Week is an opportunity for us as specialty coffee roasters who rely heavily on these coffee-growing communities, alongside our coffee loving customers, to give something back.

“At Carvetii, we never compromise on the quality of our coffee and only ever buy coffees grown at altitude, which are then carefully roasted to bring out all of the original exciting character.”

Carvetii’s single origin Ethiopian coffee can be bought straight from the website at Anyone buying this coffee and supporting UK Coffee Week will be entered into a prize draw to win a selection of coffee goodies worth up to £50 including freshly roasted coffee, a KeepCup and much more.

Gareth Kemble and partner, Angharad MacDonald, founded Carvetii in 2011 from a desire to improve the quality of coffee in Cumbria. They work with coffee brokers to secure only the highest quality specialty grade coffee from around the world, which they roast in Threlkeld and supply to some of the area’s best hotels, restaurants and coffee shops.

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PHOTO: Gareth and Angharad Carvetii