Based in Falmouth and sourcing coffee from sustainable farms all over the world, Yallah Coffee is my new guilt-free luxury.
Inspired by their travels to Morocco, this local company took its name from the Arabic ‘Let’s Go’; a perfect description of everything coffee in my opinion!
Their story and ethos is brilliant, and I think it’s great that they share their journeys and projects around the world in their journal. Also I’m a little bit in love with their branding and design…
Most importantly perhaps, is the taste and quality of the actual coffee! They sell several different roasts, from the Nicaraguan ‘Santa Maria de Lourdes’ (with hints of ripe melon and honey), to the Guatemalan San Rafael Urias (dry cocoa and pecan flavour), with the option of Whole Bean, Cafetiere, Filter, Stove Top or Espresso forms. It’s the latter form for me, so I can make it in my beloved espresso machine.
Now, I’m no coffee connoisseur. I can rarely taste the flavours described on the packs, and I’m rubbish at identifying different types. However, I could definitely taste the notes described for my ‘Toarco Tana Toraja’ coffee, and I think this strong flavour could be something to do with Yallah’s ‘No Blend’ policy; meaning the coffee is roast and left in its pure form.
Yallah provide a monthly subscription service, whereby you pay each month and get different roasts of coffee sent straight to your door. I am incredibly tempted by this, as it definitely removes the hassle of forgetting to replenish my stock and having to revert to instant coffee (yuck!) for a couple of days while I wait for my order.
You can also just order your coffee bag by bag from them, and with prices ranging from £6 to £6.50 per 250g bag, I think it’s incredibly competitive pricing considering the great quality and ethos behind the brand.