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Iced Coffee Paletas!

We’re not one to shy away from a collaboration, so when Sophia from Paletas UK got in touch at the start of summer 2020, with an idea for an iced coffee Paletas – we were stoked, especially as an incredible new coffee, Terruno Nayarita, had landed from Mexico.

Paletas are frozen treats from Mexico. Rich, creamy ice lollies made with fresh whole fruits or rich, creamy flavour such as chocolate, cream – and coffee! The coffee is brewed, iced, then mixed with somerset organic cream, whole milk, and sugar. Sophia adds cacao nibs & cinnamon for depth and vanilla for added sweetness.

They have been an absolute lifesaver over the hot spells this summer for our team.

Available to buy online for home delivery in Bristol & from Bristol based stockists.

Meet Sophia & Paletas UK

HOW PALETAS UK BEGAN

I started Paletas UK in July 2018, my baby just turned 2! I’ve always had a love of food and growing up in Southern California surrounds you with a lot of Mexican cultures, including their fabulous paletas, usually sold by a paletero out of a hand-pushed cart.

When I moved to the UK, I was very impressed at the country’s love of outdoor markets, festivals and events. The British love getting out and about in the warmer weather!

I noticed that no one was offering Paletas or ice lollies in general besides the commercial major brands. So I thought I could fill that void and since my first market, the customers have made it very clear that they love paletas!

I LOVE COFFEE

I drink a flat white with oat milk every morning, currently I’m loving the Terruño Nayarita! I like to change things up every month or two.

DON’T JUICE YOUR FRUIT

This is a top tip for making paletas or ice lollies at home. Using the whole fruit gives a far superior taste and texture.

DO TRY TAJIN

I don’t think any of my flavours are particularly weird, but one thing that surprises a lot of people is that I offer Tajin to sprinkle on your Paleta at events.

Tajin is a Mexican fruit seasoning made of chilli and lime. People in Mexico love Tajin and they sprinkle it on most fruits, especially watermelon, pineapple and mango.

Brits who dare to try usually are surprised that the combo works and I’ve heard a lot say it’s “very moreish”.

About the coffee

ORIGIN: Tepic, Nayarita, Mexico

VARIETALS: Typica, Caturra

PROCESS: Natural

IN THE CUP: CREME BRULEE, COLA, LIME CORDIAL


WHAT WE THINK

A delicious natural coffee, full of the flavours of summer. A coffee such as the Terruño is well balanced with lots of body and a sticky sweet aroma of brulee sugar, cola and lime cordial which softens to strawberry yoghurt clotted cream and almond butter in milk. Seriously underrated and one worth trying.

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