About the Coffee
Available for a limited time only: Inner Strength is a caffeinated fist bump to all the community projects we volunteer with throughout the year. For every bag of Inner Strength sold, we donate £1 to our Grounds Up charity collective supporting community projects across the UK.
Strong but sweet, in true Inner Strength style, a boozy kick of amaretto and warmth of preserved ginger, softening with milk to the taste of soft, almondy cherry bakewell - truly epic as a flat white and with alternative milks.
Meet the Farmers
After a truly epic coffee last year, we’re returning to Virunga National Park for this year’s Inner Strength with a delicious washed and sun-dried coffee from the Kawa Amaha Women's Coffee Coopade.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is a challenging place to live and work. Armed groups target young people then destabilise the region through horrific violence against the communities who live there.
Kawa Amaha means coffee of hope in the local Kinande language. The hope, strength and determination of the 176 women in the Kawa Amaha Women's Coffee Coopade makes them an epic choice for this year’s Inner Strength.
The cooperative provides training in leadership and coffee processing and these all-female growers have big plans ahead. The group are setting up a coffee nursery for new plants and preparing to trial their first lot of natural coffee.
Meet the Roasters
Inner Strength is roasted on 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. Her 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.