Wiltshire’s only Coffee Roaster features in influential new Guide

By Anita Jaynes on October 10, 2014

The South West Independent Coffee Guide has been launched and Wiltshire’s only Coffee Roaster ‘Dusty Ape’ are thrilled to make an appearance.   The Guide is the first one ever published outside of London and gives coffee enthusiasts the lowdown on where they can acquire speciality coffee in the South West.

Based in Hilperton, Dusty Ape are one of 50 coffee venues and 16 roasters included in the guide which was put together by the region’s leading coffee experts and baristas, including the UK’s top Barista Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood of Colonna and Small’s in Bath.  Those included were selected on their quality sources, barista skill and training, use of different brewing methods and overall knowledge and skill.

There’s been a huge amount of excitement about the Guide which also reviews coffee shops, includes information of different brew types, beans and grinders and showcases the leading artisan roasters, everything to ensure that brew freaks, bean geeks and the simply curious get the most out of the experience.

The South West Independent Coffee Guide’s editor Jo Rees of ‘Food Insider’s Guide’, says “there’s long been this idea that the only place to get a good coffee in the UK is in central London. The South West has been working away quietly behind the scenes and all of a sudden there’s been an explosion of activity in places like Bristol, Bath, Exeter and Truro, with amazing quality artisan coffee being roasted and brewed. We’ve even got the UK’s top barista in our patch”.

The guide will be available for sale at the coffee venues featured, at Waterstones and good bookshops, via Amazon and from the Food Insider’s Guide Website : www.food-mag.co.uk priced £7.99.

The venues will also feature on the food insider’s guide website with their write-up and images: www.food-mag.co.uk

For more information on Dusty Ape please visit the website: www.dustyape.com