We were lucky enough to be invited to the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh by The Welsh Government and the event’s organisers, BIC Innovation. We held a stand along with a selection of other artisan Welsh brands from the 23rd – 26th June.
As we stood alongside amazing brands like SamosaCo, Hilltop Energy, Tregroes Waffles and Dà Mhìle Distillery in the Welsh section of Scotland’s Larder, which is the show’s foodie destination, we felt really proud of our heritage and excited to network and share tips of the trade.
It was great talking to event visitors and other stallholders, getting to introduce people to the world of specialty coffee and going into depth about our purpose, coffee processing and the roasting process that we wouldn't go into at other coffee-centric events like London Coffee Festival. People coming up to the stand asked very different questions and had varying levels of coffee expertise, which was really refreshing. We’re glad we brought our house coffee, Anthracite, as we find it an incredible entry-level coffee into something a little bit different, and we think those who tried it would agree!
Over the course of the event, we estimate we made something close to 2,500 cups of coffee—no wonder everyone was in such high spirits!
Aside from all of the insightful conversations we had, some more highlights of the event included being interviewed by Welsh Government about our role in this year’s Royal Highland Show and how the Scottish public have welcomed us, and exploring Edinburgh’s stunning castles, streets and views.
We’re back in our hometown now, and it’s safe to say there’s no shortage of shortbread in the office. We’re really grateful for the opportunity that was given to us, and our colleagues are really grateful for all of the goodies that got brought back from the festival.
Special thanks again to The Welsh Government and BIC Innovation for inviting us to this amazing event.
Until next time,
Team Coaltown x