You can be confident of a decent cup of coffee in Italy, and we knew that the Italians buy most of their coffee beans from India. Disappointed with the quality of coffee available to brew at home, we set off to Southern India to find a coffee estate which could supply us. We also knew that coffee grown on the land in the lee of the Western Ghats was renowned for its sweetness and depth of flavour. The mountains prevent a heavy monsoon on the eastern side, and the thick forests shade the coffee plantations from the sun. We found an organic estate owned by a passionate second generation coffee producer, whose coffee cherries ripen under a canopy of silver oak, rosewood, mahogany, cardamom and orange trees. We tasted the coffee from the roastery, and we knew we had found what we sought.
Sandi Toksvig once described drinking a white wine as “like running through nettles in a shell suit”. She gently skewered the pretension of the wine industry. Wary of overcomplicating a simple drink, London Grade has found the most delicious coffee and most effective brewing equipment, and will deliver it to you efficiently at a fair price. We enjoy drinking the three coffee blends we have devised, and are confident you will enjoy drinking them too.