Anyhoo, in its place a very interesting little Colombian cafe and coffee roastery has arrived in the shape of Coffee Tepuy. I popped in for a little look as it’s very handily placed in relation to my current abode.
With just a couple of tables, it’s compact and bijou. The focus is on coffee with evidence of both their own branded beans for sale, alongside some roasted by Thomson’s in Glasgow. I thought it best to ask the friendly owner what the story was.
It turns out that the owners have a farm in Colombia in the Antioquia region. I recognised that name as I had the honour of meeting their former governor Sergio Fajardo a couple of years back. As it turned out, the owners were great fans of his and were sad that he had only come third in the previous day’s presidential elections.
The owner continued that some of their wash processed beans from Huila are being roasted by Thomson’s in Glasgow, while their other stuff, under their own Coffee Tepuy label, is being produced by the different methods of natural and honey processing.
The Thomson’s roasted beans is what they’re serving on their machine for takeaway and sit-in customers. I tried their espresso (£1.80)
It was a very good shot with a bright start and some interesting complexity on the finish. I enjoyed it.
So overall, Coffee Tepuy looks to be a very interesting new addition to the Edinburgh coffee scene. They have an interesting tale to tell and are actively spanning processes from farm to cup. Give them a look next time you fancy a high quality cup.
Address: 2 Crighton Place, Edinburgh EH7 4NZ