Travel

Scottish kayaker Amber Maslen gives us the lowdown on white water training, good coffee and the World Cup...

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...

On April 17th friends Leo Carew and Matt Hay are destined for the ice-bound coast of Greenland where they've lined up a serious adventure. The plan? Climb as many unclimbed mountains as the conditions, their skills and energy allow (they've identified a dozen in total)...

There can’t be many airports in the world where they sell you canisters of oxygen in the arrivals lounge but then at almost 13,500 feet above sea level flying into Bolivia’s El Alto international airport was never going to be a straight forward experience. As...

Our roastery manager is quietly awesome. Last week, Glen Lyon's Carol escaped out west to lead a seven day sea kayak expedition around the Isle of Skye. Here are her amazing photos and words...

School’s out, the midgies are biting and we’re barbecue-ing in the rain. It can only mean one thing – Summer’s here at last. Weather and midges aside, we love nothing more than the long days of a Highland summer when we can get the chance...

Last month our head roaster travelled to Antioquia, Colombia on a two-week skills exchange organised by the lovely people at De Los Andes Co-operativa. Hosted by the amazing guys at Cafelumbus, Dave had a wonderful adventure experiencing harvest, processing and milling at origin as well as taking part in...

The Knoydart Peninsular is a spectacular haven for wild walking that has always captured my imagination. With 85 square miles of remote ground and no roads it feels more like a tide wracked Atlantic isle than part of the mainland. No wonder it is part...

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” John Muir’s invitation echoes down the years and tugs at me every time I dip into one of his books. His enthusiasm for wild places is so irresistible, his faith in its restorative power so complete. He...

Standing in the middle of Plaza Botero, a plastic cup of fresh mango spiked with salt and lime in my hand, musica tropical blaring out from a passing taxi and Mercanta’s Juan Cano pointing out the city sights and I’m one very happy gringa. There...