We only roast this coffee early in the morning because otherwise we smoke our neighbours out! We have been told that this roast produces “The best smell in Carlisle”! If you enjoy strong coffee we recommend this one for you, it is not for the faint hearted!
Freshly roasted John Watt 1865 is our original house coffee blend which we have roasted nearly every day since we opened in 1865. This understated blend generates amazing feedback for this blend a secret recipe which we keep very close to our chests. John Watt 1865 blend is a medium roast coffee that is best [...]
El Jaguar Dark Roast Mexican has a dark chocolate aroma and a smooth round body which astounded both the team and our customers when tasted in a blind tasting.
Single Origin Coffee
Our Mexican Water Decaffeinated coffee is 99.9% caffeine free. Water® Process is a method to decaffeinate selected speciality coffee that is 100% chemical free using an internally developed process. For more details visit our Partners at Interamarica : https://www.interamericancoffee.com/decaf-mountain-water-process-mwp/ They are passionate about supporting sustainability and health in coffee growing regions, support causes that [...]
This Mediterranean Blend is produced from Fairtrade accredited coffee. It is a Dark Roast Colombian Coffee . We have roasted this as Full City (also called a French) roast, dropped from the roaster just as the roast reaches second crack. This releases the natural oils in the bean without allowing the roasting process to overpower [...]
This coffee is produced on a private farm owned by Israel Degfa, it covers 250 hectares, of which 150 is currently used for coffee production. It is situated alongside the river Turo and at an extremely high altitude near the town of Yirgacheffe, this allows for a slower maturation of the coffee cherry and gives [...]
Our Colombian Medium Fairtrade coffee is a big and bold bean with a mild acidity and heavy body. It has a syrupy mouth feel, with cocoa and burnt toffee notes on the finish.
Flavoured Black Tea
Earl Grey Blue Lady is a happy marriage between two of our most popular teas which was created by accident in our search for a version of Lady Grey. A full bodied and very floral black tea perfect as an iced tea or served hot with lemon.
Honey Cerro Dragon - Costa Rica is a firm favourite among our staff and customers alike. A medium roast, with very little surface oil and a sweet and nutty aroma.We recommend it for use as a filter coffee or in a cafetiere rather than as an espresso, as the longer brew times really bring out the complex flavours which helps to tone down the sharp citrus flavours that can come from the processing method. One of the owners of John Watt and Son visited the farm in 2019 and loved the coffee so much that we ordered some from our importers immediately. Only about 75 bags of Honey Cerro Dragón are produced per year which, as far as we are concerned, puts this coffee firmly into “Microlot” territory. We consider a Microlot as a specially cultivated and picked batch of beans from either a small producer or from a dedicated section of a larger plantation. It is kind of like a special edition coffee, or like when a rare wine is made from a grape picked from a defined section of a vineyard in defined year. We are going into true coffee nerd territory here!
Single Origin Coffee
Using a unique process Old Brown Java produces a full bodied coffee: earthy and spicy like a good wine. If you are looking for a distinctive taste - this is it!