Coffee Culture

20 - 10 - 2019

There is nothing quite like it. Waking up in the morning to the smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee. The scent, is comforting. A daily reminder of morning, the start of a brand new day.

In the past, coffee was not only considered a drink, but an occasion. People used to gather at eachother’s houses to share a cup of coffee, and in turn, exchange information. The idea of this gathering, to harbour one another’s ideas and experiences, is what we so enjoy and take from coffee, endeavouring to achieve this around our breakfast tables every morning.



Whether it be espresso, cappuccino, latte or flat white, at Trevose Harbour House we pride ourselves on ensuring only the best coffee makes it onto your breakfast table, every time.



With coffee now being the most popular drink worldwide, and around two billion cups consumed every day, competition for roasteries to provide high quality coffee beans is huge.

From the moment the concept of Trevose Harbour House was devised, our eagerness to find and create a long lasting relationship with a Cornish coffee supplier was paramount. Our priorities were simple, we wanted the roastery to be local, ethical, and dependable; providing us with the highest quality coffee beans, time and time again.

As if by coincidence, in 2012, just a year before opening, we were fortunate enough to meet owner and founder of Origin Coffee Tom Sobey at the Royal Cornwall Show. After a brief conversation, we were blown away, not only by his passion for the product, but his care and regard for the coffee culture and industry. He invited us to take a visit to the roastary in Helston, which we did. From this moment we have never looked back.



Origin Coffee prides itself on ethical practice. Each year their team travel across continents and counties in order to meet generations of farmers in search of incredible coffee. Their complex roasting process comprises of constant monitoring of colour, form and smell.

Origin diligently tastes each roast to ensure it’s up to exceptional standard. They offer an array of differing blends which not only have their own flavour and tone, but also unique story.

At Trevose Harbour House, our all time favourite is the ‘Resolute’ blend. This blend celebrates long standing direct trade relationships in São João and San Fermin and once roasted, the beans radiate both bold and sweet tones.

Origins promptness in providing us captivating coffee doesn’t go unnoticed. We wholeheartedly support what they do and look forward to continuing our custom with them!

*On a personal note, we love our coffee accompanied with Oatly barista milk. The creamy flavour, made from liquid oats, not only enhances the taste of coffee, but is sustainable too! When warmed, the consistency is fully foamable, which allows us to easily bring out our playful side and attempt some coffee art!



To finish, here are some fun coffee facts for you to enjoy as much as we did…

Coffee was discovered by a goat herder

It was said that coffee was discovered by a goat herder in Ethiopia in the 1500s.  He saw his goats eating coffee cherries. Afterwards, he observed a change in their behavior. They gained a high amount of energy and they didn’t sleep at night.  The herder shared his findings with local monks and then after they made a drink with coffee beans, they realized they could stay up all night and pray. Then, they spread the word to other Ethiopian monks and it reached across the civilized world.

Coffee helped Olympic athletes

Brazil couldn’t afford to send its athletes to Los Angeles  for the 1932 Olympics, so the government loaded them in a ship full of coffee which was sold on the way to finance their trip.

Add cream, keep your coffee warm

Coffee stays warm 20% longer when you add cream.

Divorce because of terrible coffee

In ancient Arab culture, a woman could only divorce her husband if he didn’t like her coffee.

Italian “expresso”

The word espresso comes from Italian and means “expressed” or “forced out”. Espresso is made by forcing very hot water under high pressure through finely ground, compacted coffee.

Coffee is a fruit

Coffee beans grow on a bush. They are actually the pit of a berry, which makes them a fruit.

The most expensive coffee is made by cat poop

“Kopi Luwak” is the most expensive coffee in the world.  It comes from Indonesia and is made from beans digested from the Asian Palm Civet. In other words, it comes from cat poop.  It sells for €350 and up per kilo!

Beethoven loved coffee

Beethoven was such an ardent coffee lover that he’d count 60 beans per cup before making his brew