Coffee News

We love nothing more than a collaboration here at Glen Lyon and the idea for our latest gift set was born from a conversation in a tipi deep in the Cairngorms' National Park at last year's Scottish Roasters' Retreat. We've always felt that the friendly environment...

Bolivia, landlocked, high blown and so often overlooked and forgotten. And yet it is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary countries in the world. For starters it isn’t really a country in the European sense of a homogenous nation state at all. The long running...

With 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups thrown away in UK every year, we don’t need to be reminded just how bad single use cups are for our planet. That’s why we’re so excited to be stocking these brilliant Frank Green stainless steel 10oz cups. One...

Processed, milled and exported by the family-run Testi Coffee, our Werka Uchuro lot from Ethiopia is an absolutely stellar natural coffee. Established in 2009, Testi now owns and/or operates four washing stations in Guji, Yirgacheffe, Sidamo and in Limu. This lot was processed using the...

We love sourcing new season beans from farms we’ve been buying from for a few years now and Guatemala’s Finca Santa Isabel feels like something of an old friend. If ever a coffee made us think of the sweet days of summer it would be...

We walk through the tall palms with torches, scanning the undergrowth for frogs, spiders and snakes. Our 12 year old son Tom is in his element, eagerly pushing ahead in the hope of spotting the ever-elusive red-eyed tree frog. I’m terrified that he is more...

Job Title: Coffee Roaster Business: Glen Lyon Coffee Roasters Part Time:  Initially three days a week (24 hours) Salary: £24,960 pro rata We’re a dynamic small team of coffee roasters based in Aberfeldy dedicated to sourcing and roasting exceptional speciality beans from around the world. Founded in...

Landlocked, politically unstable and one of Africa’s smallest and poorest countries, it’s no secret that it can often be a struggle to get coffee out of Burundi. In fact this is the first year that we’ve roasted coffee from this origin so we are very...

We recently attended an inspiring talk by the Scottish snowboarder Lesley McKenna. Lesley competed in the Winter Olympic Games in 2002, 2006 and 2010 and is now the Team Manager for the GB Park and Pipe Team. She described what makes her tick at work...

Back in February we had a fantastic few days showing off our beautiful part of Scottish Highlands to Diego Robelo of Aquiares Estate. Hills were summited, kilts were donned and far too much whisky was drunk round the fire. We also cupped some spectacular samples from...