UCC Coffee UK & Ireland is inviting industry professionals to swing by and enjoy unique sensory adventure in its Orang Utan Coffee Experience Room, at this year’s London Coffee Festival.
Orang Utan Coffee, that launched at the festival in 2014, is a 100% Sumatran Arabica single origin coffee that directly protects critically endangered Sumatran orangutans.
The Experience Room, which features a living rainforest, will take visitors on a sensory journey through the Orang Utan Coffee story, including live roasting, brewing and tasting with UCC Coffee’s specialist baristas.
Elaine Higginson, managing director, UCC Coffee UK & Ireland comments: “Orang Utan Coffee has gone on an incredible journey from bean to cup.
It’s a really inspirational story – for each kilogram of green coffee produced the farmer receives a premium and a further donation is given to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Project.
These unique sessions will give visitors the chance to be immersed in the story of the coffee, from the project’s inception through to the roasting, brewing and tasting.”
At the festival, UCC Coffee UK & Ireland will also give visitors a first taste of its new Grand Crü Version 2.5 coffee. Grand Crü – which is the pinnacle of the UCC Coffee range – is made up of three premium speciality coffees from this season’s crop – Colombia Agustino Forest, Ethiopia Hunda Oli and Rwanda Karengera.
Each of the individual coffees have been selected based on taste alone in a series of blind tastings, before being carefully roasted and blended to create the new coffee.