Our Ingredients


The quality of our ingredients is really importance to us. We select each and every ingredient making sure they’re all as ethically-produced as possible. Grown in nutrient-rich, organic soils and processed as little as possible, many are grown by farmers working in co-operatives which benefit local communities. Here’s the run-down on some of our main ingredients:-

Coconut Milk Powder/Nectar

Our coconut milk powder is from coconuts grown in the beautiful Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The coconuts are grown by small-medium sized farmers and then made into powder by spray-drying the freshly pressed coconut milk by a local, family-owned company. The powder retains much of the nutritional content of the raw coconut and has a delicious taste and aroma. We use raw, unrefined coconut nectar as the sweetener in our lattes. This unique sugar alternative is made from the sweet nectar of coconut blossom and has a rich nutritional content.

Matcha

We use organically-grown Japanese Matcha green tea powder in our Matcha Latte. Matcha is a superhero amongst teas, and is super-concentrated and packed full of goodness. Grown undercover for the last two weeks of cultivation to produce lots of chlorophyll, it is highly prized in Japan and has been used for hundreds of years by Buddhist monks before meditation.

Matcha

We use organically-grown Japanese Matcha green tea powder in our Matcha Latte. Matcha is a superhero amongst teas, and is super-concentrated and packed full of goodness. Grown undercover for the last two weeks of cultivation to produce lots of chlorophyll, it is highly prized in Japan and has been used for hundreds of years by Buddhist monks before meditation.

Cacao

We use very best Criollo cacao from the rainforests of Peru. The cacao is farmed without agrochemicals by farmers working in a co-operative which supports the local economy. The Criollo bean represents only 5% of the world’s cacao production and is very high quality, aromatic and lacking in bitterness. The beans are minimally processed at low temperatures to preserve these natural characteristics.

Turmeric

Turmeric is the ground root of the Curcuma Longa plant, a herbaceous perennial belonging to the ginger family. It has been used for thousands of years throughout the Orient where it has been recognised for its amazing properties and is even used as a component in religious ceremonies. Because of its brilliant yellow colour, turmeric is also known as “Indian saffron”.

Turmeric

Turmeric is the ground root of the Curcuma Longa plant, a herbaceous perennial belonging to the ginger family. It has been used for thousands of years throughout the Orient where it has been recognised for its amazing properties and is even used as a component in religious ceremonies. Because of its brilliant yellow colour, turmeric is also known as “Indian saffron”.

Beetroot

Beetroot can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks, who cultivated beetroot and used the root as an offering to the Sun God Apollo in the temple of Delphi – they considered it to be worth its weight in silver. Today the juice is often used as a natural food colouring due to its vibrant colour and is an important part of Eastern European and Nordic cooking. Over the last few years it has gained popularity with professional athletes who consume beetroot juice before competing.

Chicory

Chicory is a popular coffee substitute that gives a coffee-rich taste when the root is roasted and ground. Chicory coffee is caffeine-free which allows it to be used in the evening, or by anyone looking to reduce their caffeine consumption.
The history of Chicory dates back to ancient Egypt. However, it gained popularity during the period of the Napoleonic Wars and the two World Wars when coffee was scarce. It is delicious and has many positive effects on the body, particularly for gut health as it contains inulin, a prebiotic fibre.

Chicory

Chicory is a popular coffee substitute that gives a coffee-rich taste when the root is roasted and ground. Chicory coffee is caffeine-free which allows it to be used in the evening, or by anyone looking to reduce their caffeine consumption.
The history of Chicory dates back to ancient Egypt. However, it gained popularity during the period of the Napoleonic Wars and the two World Wars when coffee was scarce. It is delicious and has many positive effects on the body, particularly for gut health as it contains inulin, a prebiotic fibre.

Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms have been used in the Orient for centuries and have some amazing and varied properties. We’ve used three different type of mushrooms in our lattes – Reishi in our Chai Latte, Lion’s Mane in the Chicory and Cordyceps in the Chocolate. These ingredients are there for their amazing health-giving properties, and not for their taste! So rest assured, you’ll still get your delicious Superblend lattes, but with an extra hidden benefit.

Spices

Spices have a rich and colourful history. From as early as 3000 BC, spices are known to have been traded, with Kerala in India establishing itself as a major spice trade centre. The spice route from Asia to Europe was established in the 15th century, with the original spices of black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg being traded. These spices are now commonplace on kitchen shelves around the world.

Spices

Spices have a rich and colourful history. From as early as 3000 BC, spices are known to have been traded, with Kerala in India establishing itself as a major spice trade centre. The spice route from Asia to Europe was established in the 15th century, with the original spices of black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg being traded. These spices are now commonplace on kitchen shelves around the world.

Vanilla

We add a touch of vanilla to our Matcha Latte to create a milder tasting latte. The vanilla is grown on farms in Madagascar – famous for growing the best vanilla in the world – and we purchase it from a UK company owned by a native Madagascan who now imports the product direct from these farmers.

Adaptogens

Adaptogens specifically support your adrenals, the glands that manage your hormonal response to stress and help you cope with anxiety and fatigue. The charm of adaptogens is that they work with your needs specifically, adapting their function to whatever your body requires at the time. They’ve been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine and are becoming popular as we try and keep on top of our stress-laden modern lives.
Known adaptogens are turmeric, reishi and cordyceps mushrooms, which are used in our Turmeric, Chai and Chocolate Lattes.

Adaptogens

Adaptogens specifically support your adrenals, the glands that manage your hormonal response to stress and help you cope with anxiety and fatigue. The charm of adaptogens is that they work with your needs specifically, adapting their function to whatever your body requires at the time. They’ve been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine and are becoming popular as we try and keep on top of our stress-laden modern lives.
Known adaptogens are turmeric, reishi and cordyceps mushrooms, which are used in our Turmeric, Chai and Chocolate Lattes.