Journal

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

One of our favourite coffees of last year has returned to the roastery for Summer 2017. The Sipi Falls Organic Coffee Project was initiated in 1999 high on the slopes of Mount Elgon in Eastern Uganda. The project promotes the cultivation of arabica, trains farmers in...