Thanks to everyone for your support during 2016! We've roasted some delicious coffees from 15 different farms and cooperatives in 8 producing countries: Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Nicaragua and Rwanda. Thanks to our green bean partners for all the great coffees this year. We shipped coffee to 28 countries, including to most countries around Europe, and some even made it to Brazil and the USA. We've worked with some amazing coffee shops, some near us like Marmadukes and Joni in Sheffield and Greenhood Coffee House and Small Food Bakery in Nottingham, and others a lot further away like Renard Coffee Shop in Tallinn, Kontakt in Budapest, Mad Drop in Bratislava and ORYGYNS in Bucharest.
We had a great time visiting Dublin in June for World of Coffee, where we had the chance to meet up with some of the people we work with, watch some world class baristas compete in championships and explore the city's coffee scene. And it's been another year running a small business in an ever-changing world, with external factors and international politics creating challenges and having a direct impact on what we do on a daily basis. In the new year we're looking forward to discovering new coffees and working with some new farms and origins, continuing to roast for some of the great coffee shops we've worked with throughout this year and developing new relationships through a shared love of coffee.
Wishing you all the best for 2017 from us here at Sundlaug!
Meredith + Matt