When Coffee Met Chocolate

By Elizabeth  ·  7th February 2018  ·  Uncategorized

This Valentine’s Day we are proud to present a very special gift, curated in partnership with the wonderful team at Square Mile Coffee Roasters in London’s Bethnall Green.

We have harboured a great deal of respect for the work done by the team at Square Mile. Their commitment to sourcing, buying, importing, roasting and delivering the best coffee they can get a hold of is second to none. We are very grateful for everything that they have done to elevate the quality of coffee that we drink in coffee shops both here in London and elsewhere across the UK.

It was such a treat to spent an afternoon with the team at Square Mile, pairing our single origin chocolate bars with one of their exceptional coffees. The coffee we were pairing to was Square Mile’s Santa Rosa 1900 coffee from Costa Rica.

The fresh red grape flavours of this coffee are accompanied by hazelnut notes in this elegant and refined returning favourite from brothers Luis Alberto and Oscar Adolfo Monge Ureñas. Grown in the Tarrazu region of Costa Rica.

Like us, the Square Mile team was equally passionate about great milk and dark chocolate bars, so we initially tried pairing with a host of milk chocolate. But as a group who prefer their coffee black, we found the milk bars overpowered this light, fresh coffee.

Next, we moved on to a selection of dark chocolates with cacaos from the four corners of the globe. The nutty, indulgent notes of Dominican and Bolivian cacao, and the smokiness of Solomon Isles cacao were delicious, but ultimately not quite the perfect match.

After a thoroughly enjoyable tasting adventure, the roasters at Square Mile felt that only two origins could be the ideal match for their fine coffee. Only the citrus notes of Peruvian cacao, or the tart, red berry and dried fruit notes of Madagascan cacao would be the top pick to enjoy alongside the Santa Rosa 1900.

The team at Square Mile ultimately chose the Madagascan Dark Chocolate from Icelandic maker Omnom, and today we are delighted to present a gift that includes a bag of fresh roasted coffee and Omnom’s delicious dark chocolate bar.

Whether you’re looking for an ideal gift for a coffee and chocolate lover this Valentine’s Day, or just looking for a present from you, to you, this is a very special gift that makes for a delicious and indulgent treat.

This gift is available for a very limited time for delivery to mainland UK addresses. The coffee is roasted fresh each day right here in London. We would recommend ordering by midnight on Sunday 11th February for delivery in time for Valentine’s Day.

What’s more, we’re able to offer Free UK Shipping on this gift. Order direct at Square Mile Roasters today.