After introducing the Shutelake range of speciality coffee just under two years ago at the three Stewarts Garden Centres, demand has increased to a point where take-away packs have now been introduced.
Ivan Harris started Poole-based Shutelake Coffee with his family following seven years’ experience in the coffee industry, and now suppliesa variety of catering outlets across the UK.
Linda Sessions, catering manager at Stewarts, said that whilst it’s obvious that there is a huge demand for wellmade coffees in the UK, the introduction of the blends, including decaffeinated, has boosted sales within the Garden Centre cafés.
“Ivan has packaged the popular Olney Blend as a retail product after requests from customers to be able to make it in their own homes. We urge customers to recycle the used coffee to help grow their plants as it’s full of nitrogen, which is great for plants, but not liked by slugs and cats,” said Linda. “The coffee is also enjoyed by our gardening guests annually at our hospitality centre within the New Forest Show.”
Shutelake also provides the barista training for Stewarts’ 80 catering staff and quality checks on the coffee machines.
Stewarts are also withdrawing takeaway cardboard cups as part of their contribution to recycling initiatives.
mags4dorset in conjunction with Stewarts Garden Centres has four prizes of 5 packs of the popular Olney Blend of coffee to give away, plus a free cup of coffee on collection! It’s a definite pick-me-up prize.
For your chance to win, answer the following question:
What is the name of the company that provides the Olney Blend to Stewarts Garden Centre cafés?
Closing date is 29 March 2018. The first four correct answers will be the winners and will have to collect their prize in person at one of the Stewarts centres. Employees of Pulford Publicity and Stewarts are not permitted to enter. The editor’s decision is final. There is no cash alternative.