Nothing fortuitous about Luckie's inclusion in guide

A Berwick business has joined the highest profile names on the Scottish coffee scene in a new publication celebrating the best in the trade.

Thursday, 25th February 2016, 1:15 pm
Luckie Beans

Luckie Beans has been included in the Scottish Indy Coffee Guide, launched in Glasgow this week.

Owner Jamie McLuckie said: “We’re excited to be part of the first ever Scottish Independent Coffee Guide and recognised as one of Scotland’s top speciality coffee companies.

“Having exhibited at both last year’s Edinburgh and Glasgow coffee festivals and took part in the very first UK Coffee Roasting Championship, in which we came fifth overall, it feels well earned even though we are a new start-up business. So we did all the right things to be recognised.”

The Scottish Independent Coffee Guide includes reviews of 44 top coffee shops in Scotland (plus 27 ‘More Good Cups’ listings), which have been chosen to be in the guide by a committee of Scottish coffee experts, based on quality of coffee served, expertise, and the use of the highest quality beans. The coffee shop reviews include information on different brew types, beans, grinders and equipment.

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Top barista, Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood said: “The guide represents the emergence of ‘coffee tourism’. After all, guidebooks have led people to new and exciting realms for centuries.”

The coffee connoisseurs include Lisa Lawson of Dear Green Coffee Roasters in Glasgow, Dave Law, co-owner of Brew Lab coffee shop and training lab in Edinburgh, coffee consultant John Thompson of Coffee Nexus in Edinburgh and Salt Media publisher Nick Cooper.

Editor Jo Rees, added: “There’s loads of coffee in Scotland – some of it incredible, some not so good, but with your Indy Coffee Guide in your back pocket, you can be confident that you won’t waste your precious and limited caffeine intake on anything but the very best speciality coffee. It’s your starting point for some brilliant coffee adventures.”

Locally, Luckie Beans coffee can be found at Kelso, Peebles and Morpeth farmers’ markets, along with Edinburgh’s Grassmarket and Leith markets.

They supply some top restaurants and speciality coffee shops and their coffee can be purchased by the bag from

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