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Cast Iron dark roast espresso coffee. Ethically sourced coffee from a single estate in Guatemala.

In the Cup

Black Cherry & Cocoa

San Marcos, Guatemala
Drinking Guide:
Designed to be paired with milk and alt-milks
The Good Stuff:
Protecting natural forest, Additional benefits for farm workers, Rainforest Alliance certified. Working with Extract for 6+ years

About the Coffee

Cast Iron Espresso is an ode to the incredible vintage roasters which we rescued from scrap and have restored back to life. 

Cast Iron embodies the consistency and finesse that Betty brings to every roast. This profile is darker, heavier, sweeter and bigger than our other coffees. The extended caramelisation of the natural sugars present in the coffee creates a punchy espresso, devised to be paired with milk. It’s reliably consistent, shot after shot.

Meet the Farmers

Cast Iron is a single origin coffee, shade grown on Monte Rosa, an incredible Rainforest Alliance certified farm on the Nueva Granada estate in the San Marcos region of Guatemala. We've been working with this farm since 2015.

The estate includes a protected waterway and runs numerous conservation projects - including planting more than 30,000 new trees. Access to healthcare and education facilities including an IT suite is provided for workers and their families.

Meet the Roasters

Cast Iron is an ode to our vintage roaster, Betty, a 1955 Cast Iron Probat Roaster found in Cardiff in 2010 and lovingly brought back to life through a series of restorations by Co-Founder David Faulkner.

Betty's most recent restoration throughout 2018 and 2019 made further improvements on her efficiency and will keep this iconic machine running for many more years to come.

Read more about the history of our Cast Iron Espresso.

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How to brew Cast Iron

Designed to be paired with milk and alt-milks

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Illustration of various brewing methods