Mind your ‘teas’ and Q’s – CRUKafe time!


This October sees the launch of CRUKafe, an exciting new start-up that sources completely organic, fair-trade coffee, packages it in eco-friendly Nespresso compatible pods and delivers it right to your door.

Where it all began…

The CRUKafe story began in 2013 when former model and LSE Graduate, Bodil Blain caught her Portuguese friend stuffing coffee into empty Nespresso pods and contacted her entrepreneur friend, Matt Heiman. They realised their shared need for a convenient, consistent and conscientious cup of coffee in the comfort of their own homes and hooked up with chef, John Quilter and entrepreneur, Colin Pyle to set up CRUKafe.

and the taste…

CRUKafe boast proprietary blends of beautifully roasted, never burnt coffees featuring delicate citrus flavours to notes of biscuit and caramel. CRU's flat white blend (now referred to as Light Roast) recently received first place in a blind taste test between baristas, receiving particular recognition for "best crema", "smooth flavour" and "perfectly balanced strength and taste".

Founding partner John Quilter comments, “Here at CRU we’re thrilled to be rolling out what we believe to be the best way to enjoy the finest quality ‘home brew’ coffee available. We firmly believe that taste should not be sacrificed in the name of convenience".

The CRUKafe team has sourced perfect beans, the ideal roasting techniques and a packaging solution that fully complies with their demand for total ethical stewardship. In addition to their unique Nespresso compatible eco-pods, CRU Kafe also offers its signature blends in whole bean form.

The A-L verdict…

If you haven't invested in a Nespresso machine, you're certainly missing out. Using the CRUKafe capsule is quick, easy and produces a wonderful coffee everytime.  The best part we have found is having the coffee delivered right to your door – waiting in a supermarket ques is well and truly a thing of the past!   



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