Journal

The clocks have changed, the weather is (mostly) trending warmer, and things are beginning to open back up after winter, which means it’s the perfect time to start planning your holidays. If you’re looking for a destination that combines outdoor activities, beautiful scenery, and a...

Putting people and the planet before profit has always been our vision at Glen Lyon. Our commitment to zero waste and having a positive environmental impact  have seen us, among other things, pioneer the use of compostable coffee packaging in Scotland, install solar panels on...

As another turbulent year draws to a close, our roastery is taking a well-earned break (reopening January 5th). What better time to look forward, with spring just around the corner (we can dream) and a new year full of promise and possibilities. So what can we...

As part of our commitment to becoming a certified B-Corp business we have committed to producing a ‘positive impact report’ at the end of every year. This is an account of the positive steps we have taken in the past 12 months to benefit our...

11 November: This post has been updated to include perspectives from Guilherme Foresti of Fazenda do Lobo and UPC/Minasul's Vini Silva. Read to the end for photos of the frost's impact on the farm.The frost that swept across Brazil’s coffee-growing regions in June and July...

This Saturday (3rd July) we’re celebrating ten years in business with a gig at our roastery in Aberfeldy. Our founder, Fiona, tells the story here of how we have grown from our origins in a remote Highland bothy.  “My love for coffee started in South America when I...

We’re really proud to launch a new coffee blend today with both great flavour and purpose. Called ‘True North’ this is our positive impact coffee, raising £1 in each retail bag for Trees for Life’s work to re-wild the Scottish Highlands. Trees for Life will...

As we all adapt to coming out of lockdown we have been busy at Glen Lyon Coffee developing a new outdoor sit down area at our Aberfeldy roastery for take-out coffees and bar baking. We wanted something solid and quirky that we can take down...

All espresso machinery needs a little loving care, especially if it has been idle for a period of time (yes lockdown we're looking at you). Right now is probably a good moment to think about the health of your espresso machinery ahead of what...