Hi Coffee Lovers
I'm passionate about great (mycotoxin free) coffee, and like to know:
- Where the coffee beans come from
- Who grows the coffee and how the process works for them
- How clean and pure the coffee is
- How the coffee tastes
- How you take the time to enjoy our coffee (but that’s only because I care about you!)
The journey from bean to cup can span thousands of miles so I spent time considering what type of coffee would best fit The Gallery. It has to be organic (and certified to prove it), it has to be Fairtrade and it has to be of the highest standard, which is why I use specialty grade coffee. It must be free from pesticides and toxins.
The Gallery coffee is of the highest standard possible. I only use specialty grade coffee beans, which is of such fine quality that only 1% of coffee beans produced across the are specialty-graded. There’s plenty of information on specialty coffee at the Specialty Coffee Association https://sca.coffee/research/what-is-specialty-coffee
Where does your current coffee stand?
Are you drinking the quality of coffee that you want to? Here’s a quick guide to help you decide:
- Grade 4 Standard - low cost, own brand supermarket coffee and for most instant coffees
- Grade 3 Exchange - Typical ground supermarket brand coffee
- Grade 2 Premium - Good but not of the highest quality
- Grade 1 Specialty – These beans must pass strict standards and include only the best
Organic, Clean & Fairtrade
If you’ve ever had that shaky feeling or headache after drinking coffee, it may not be down to the caffeine in the coffee but it could be the quality of the beans. Most poor-quality coffee will contain increased levels of mycotoxins. While mycotoxins aren’t noticeably harmful, a build-up from drinking them in your coffee every day could have a greater impact on your well-being that you can imagine. My house coffee is clean, pesticide- and toxin-free.
It is tested by an independent lab to prove it is free from harmful toxins!
About Our Organic, Mycotoxin Free Coffee Beans
A clean and smooth coffee, with bright acidity, mellow body and a caramel finish. A very sweet espresso, with notes of golden syrup and lemon, with a buttery mouthfeel.
Grown by the COCAFELOL CO-OPERATIVE, OCOTEPEQUE REGION, HONDURAS
Organic and Fairtrade, Mycotoxin Free Coffee
Single origin, 100% Arabica, Speciality Coffee. Grown by the Cocafelol co-operative, a collection of smallholder farmers.
The COCAFELOL co-operative works incredibly hard with its farmers, both technically and financially, while maintaining sustainable agricultural practices, to produce coffee of the highest quality. This Organic, Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance origin sources from individual smallholder farmers, high in the mountainous Ocotepeque Region of Western Honduras.
I also serve Cosmic5 as I call it, a mega blend of five of the most formidable beans on the planet, according to our TripAdvisor reviews, it’s the best coffee on the planet 😉
We went in just for coffee and ended up spending a couple of hours at this unique establishment. The owner, Tom said it was the best coffee in the world and we all agreed that it probably was. After 2 cups of coffee we didn’t want to leave so went on to a bottle of wine which Tom recommended, so lovely went down too easily. The music, surroundings and relaxed atmosphere make this a must go to destination when in Westport.
Bean West is a family run boutique coffee roasting business based in Westport, Co. Mayo. Thier passion is really great coffee and their ambition is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy great coffee.
The Gallery Café, Wine & Tapas Bar was proudly the first place to offer Bean West take away coffee, I serve their single origin Dominican Republic organic coffee, also available from PAX WHOLEFOODS around the corner from The Gallery.