Waitrose is to list a range of speciality grade, single estate craft-roasted coffees.
Union Coffee Roasters has produced The Roastmaster’s Selection exclusively for the chain to suit particular times of the year. The first product is targeted at autumnal evenings - Sumatra Extra Fancy, a heavy bodied, single estate coffee from the Pandok Gajah region of north Sumatra (rsp: £2.85 for a 227g ready ground pack for filters and cafetières).
The company aims to launch a coffee each season, with the next planned for later this year.
Roastmaster and director Jeremy Torz said the range demonstrated how exceptional coffee could only be delivered if it was carefully hand-roasted.
Waitrose will also stock two other lines from Union Coffee Roasters - Revolution Blend and Rwanda Maraba Bourbon.