El Tambo is set for release on 1 July 2020.
Eve Cornwell has announced that her coffee collective, the Millennial Coffee Club, will be releasing its very own coffee blend. Called El Tambo, the coffee is created by “female-led farming associations” located in El Tambo, Columbia.
The Millennial Coffee Club was started in 2019, with the aim of bringing young people together, without labels, in a move to make them feel like they were a part of a new movement. The club has since travelled across the UK, visiting universities and spreading its message to students.
Speaking about the upcoming release in an announcement video uploaded to her YouTube channel, Eve said:
“My end goal for MCC was to produce our own coffee. The reason why I wanted to produce our own coffee is because I’m a coffee lover. I love everything about coffee. I love – and I fiercely protect – those 15 to 20 minutes in the morning where you can spend making your coffee.
“It energises me. It empowers me. It gives me a more positive and bright outlook on my day,” she continues.
El Tambo has been in production for approximately six months, with members of the Millennial Coffee Club meeting regularly to plan out which coffee they would sell and how to prepare for the launch.
According to Eve, she hasn’t yet found a coffee that she’s “absolutely in love with”, which is one of the motivating factors for the upcoming release. She shares that she looks for three things when it comes to coffee: the ethics behind it, the sustainability of its production and how it tastes.
As aforementioned, the coffee is produced in Columbia, before being transported to Cornwall, where it is roasted “to the perfect amount”. From there, it is then ground and packaged in sustainable and biodegradable packaging, before being sent out to buyers
“I think it’s so important that we keep remembering who to give credit to in this situation,” explains Eve, discussing the inspiration behind the coffee’s name. “This is not just MCC coffee. This is specialty-grade coffee that is produced by female-led farming associations in Columbia, where a premium is paid to their workers. This means they can reinvest that money into community initiatives and to further their own sustainability in the way they work.”
Over the next three weeks, Eve will be sharing updates and behind-the-scenes information about the process and the coffee itself on the Millennial Coffee Club Instagram page.
Those wishing to stay up-to-date on the project can do so via the official Millennial Coffee Club website, as well as its Instagram and Eve’s Twitter account.
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