Coffee recommendations for your August Bank Holiday

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The weather forecast looks promising for a traditionally baking Bank Holiday weekend… so while we touch wood, why not read our coffee tips and pairings for making the most of it?

But most importantly – make sure you get your orders in ASAP, so you don’t run out! 

If you’re…

  • Hitting the streets for Notting Hill Carnival


It’s going to be a long, sun-filled day of bright colours, sizzling street food, cultural celebration, and endless cans of Red Stripe. You’re really going to need a caffeinated kick to start the day, just to keep you going!

Did you know filter coffee has more caffeine per ml? For that reason, we’d recommend a nice V60-brewed mug of Buenos Aires before you head out for the day. Bright fruity flavours of redcurrant and apple jam to get you in the mood for carnival, and a buzz that’ll see you through. 

  • Taking a long Bank Holiday Sunday stroll


There’s nothing like it. Whether you’re stretching Rover’s legs or heading out to lust over everyone else’s whippets, dachshunds, and pugs, a wide stretch of green space is just the ticket. City park or expanse of countryside, it doesn’t matter – as long as there’s somewhere to pitstop for a lazy pint in the sun.

Why not start the day with something floral like El Tolu – its lavender, honey and orange notes fill get you ready for the heady, sweet scents of summertime. Ahh…

  • Making the most of it with a minibreak


You know not to squander a three-day weekend. It’s a precious, rare thing that should be milked for all the freedom it offers. B&B in Whitstable, cottage in Kent, glamping in Cornwall – whatever you’re doing, you’re going to need a bag or two of coffee to keep you going.

Grab your cafetiere, and a few bags of chocolatey Chapada. It’s the perfect thing to warm up with when the sun’s not up yet, before a day of wholesome Famous Five-esque activities. 

  • Roll out the hammock and get dozing


If you view a long weekend as the perfect opportunity to get some well-deserved rest, then good for you. Embrace it, and grab a bag of Decaffeinated Planalto to keep you drowsy. You deserve it. 

2 thoughts on “Coffee recommendations for your August Bank Holiday

  1. Knowing what sort of coffee to drink depending on the occasion and what you’re doing is important, especially considering different ones can have different benefits! For example, you may want a stronger coffee if you are doing something like going to a festival as you want to keep yourself feeling as awake as possible.

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