We wanted to say a huge and hearfelt thankyou to all our customers during the past month. With all your support you have helped us launch Cupsmith in a way we could only have dreamed of. It has been the busiest month of our lives, and thanks to you all we now look forward to 2016 with much excitement. Thankyou for joining us on this journey, and may it be a deliciously coffee-filled one!
So now it's time for rest, relaxation and enjoying the time with our children. We will be re-opening on Monday 4th January, so any orders placed between now and then will be roasted and posted on January 4th.
Wishing every happiness to you all for a peaceful Christmas and a happy new year (although we do sound a trifle like the Queen saying that...).
Love from us all at Cupsmith
Scratching your head for Christmas present ideas? We’ve come up with our top 5 favourite presents for foodies.
Demijohn describe themselves as a liquid deli for British handmade drinks. but we think they're this and so much more. They cleverly sniff out and bring together a hard-to-find group of small, artisanal British producers who are making some of the best liqueurs, whiskies, wines, spirits, olive oils and vinegars around the UK. Demijohn sell these through their glorious shops - think Harry Potter apothecary, meets French wine 'cave' and deli, and comes together in a seriously cool and refreshingly unique shopping experience. They also do a brilliant mail order job, so we're putting in an order for their Vodka Rack, including organic rhubarb vodka liqueur from Inverness, and organic elderflower vodka liqueur from Somerset. That should make Christmas go with a swing (and a slur). Hic.
Best jelly babies in the world*
We were sent a bag of these Jello Babes for Christmas last year and have our fingers firmly crossed we receive them again! These babies are fruity and tangy without being teeth-janglingly sweet. By far and away the best jelly babies out there. We urge you to try them, and send them to all your sweet-toothed relatives too. Confectionary heaven. (And because they are by Rococo Chocolates the packaging is glorious too). www.rococochocolates.com
*in our humble opinion
Named after the Italian word for a woodland in which truffles are found, Tartufaia Truffles imports the famous and much sought-after fresh truffles of Acqualagna, in the Marche region of Italy. Founded by and run by Mario Prati, the company also sells a wide range of delicious truffle-based products including white truffle oil and truffle honey, all made purely from natural ingredients, with no artificial flavourings. Based at the food mecca of Borough Market in London, we've snaffled up their jars of summer truffles in oil for the sophisticated foodies in our family.
Bacon by post
Sounds crazy but a packet of bacon fits perfectly through the letterbox and this farm in Suffolk will send you the most delicious rashers weekly, monthly or more. These are pigs that have had a jolly good life rummaging around outdoors as all good pigs should, and their bacon is then cured using traditional methods. We’ve only tried their delicious and slightly sweet flavoured Bourbon bacon so far, but we’ve got our noses set on their Thai bacon next. Their monthly £5.95 a month subscription would make a tasty present for someone who loves a decent rasher on a Sunday morning. www.cureandsimple.com
Cupsmith’s Christmas coffee box
And lastly....we apologise for plugging our own coffee here, and we don’t want to be big-headed, but we do think a Christmas boxful of our freshly roasted coffee can be a rather lovely present, particularly for fathers, uncles, brothers and any other tricky-to-buy-for people in your life. All coffee is roasted freshly by us, ground to order and packed up with lots of crispy tissue paper and festive bits and bobs. The Christmas gift box smells heavenly when it's opened. £16.45 per box. www.cupsmith.com.
If you've got any top present tips, we'd love to hear them!
Today - a gloriously sunny, Autumn day - we're delighted to announce that we've launched our new business, Cupsmith. With our mission to bring you freshly roasted coffee that's perfect for drinking at home every day, it's also our aim to encourage everyone to use a cup of coffee each day as a moment to stop, sit down and reflect on all the good things. Click here to read more about what makes us tick.
We roast all our own coffee in our lovely barn and as we set off on this exciting journey we do so with happy hearts and heaps of enthusiasm. As a new and small business we know there'll be glitches along the way, so please bear with us and do let us know if you spot something that's not right.
We look forward to sharing a cup of Cupsmith coffee with you!
If you're starting to gently think about Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest, could we be so bold as to mention our Cupsmith Christmas Gift Pack?
We'll package up a lovely boxful of our Breakfast Coffee, Afternoon Reviver and Dippenhall Decaff, pop in a note from you, fold in some gloriously crispy tissue paper and some other lovely bits and bobs, and send it on its way by post, saving you the bother of shopping, wrapping and queueing up at the post office for hours.
Each Christmas Gift Box is £16.50 plus £3 postage & packing, and all the other lovely bits are with love from Cupsmith.
To ensure that all coffee is the freshest ever, we'll be sending all Christmas orders out between Monday 14th and Wednesday 16th December. So please send your orders to us by then. If you'd like us to send your order before that, we'll be delighted to. Just give us a call on 01252 712630 or drop Emma an email at email@example.com.
Click here to order your Christmas Gift Box.
We found the one of the youngest members of Team Cupsmith hiding away in the roastery, having clambered up onto the bags of green coffee beans to sit in the sunshine. Seemed like the perfect opportunity to snap a pic of him.