Coffee Ground down to its roots at new ‘artisanal cafe’

The new Coffee Ground cafe at Hemel Garden Centre
The new Coffee Ground cafe at Hemel Garden Centre
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A garden centre has launched a new cafe with the promise of making coffee in a Ground-breaking way.

Wyevale’s Hemel Hempstead Garden Centre has opened Coffee Ground which it says is ‘in touch with its local roots, with strong coffee credentials and good old fashioned roasting at the heart of its operation’. Coffee Ground is described as an ‘artisanal cafe’ which champions sustainability and great coffee.

Coffee Ground will only serve triple certified, organic, Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance coffee, sourced from Brazil, Central America and Uganda.

The used grounds produced by the café are to be recycled, by mixing with sheep’s wool and other “secret ingredients”, and then transformed into an amazing natural soil nourisher – which it says is 100% organic with no nasty chemicals – and furniture pieces, such as tables, cake stands and even coffee machines!

The café will roast daily and use the beans quickly after roasting.

“Consumers are focusing on quality, this idea of craft, of one at a time,” says Danielle Austin, Coffee Ground manager at Hemel Hempstead Garden Centre.

“We consider our coffee roasting to be an art form, that’s what sets us apart from everyone else.”