Around Scotland In 1000 Lattes

Luckie Beans Coffee

I’ll be writing about the fab Leith Market in a post soon, but until then I’m going to spread the word about Luckie Beans Coffee. I came across this wee stall at the market a few weeks ago and was bowled over by just how good my flat white tasted. The company are based just o’er the border in Berwick-Upon-Tweed and are all about great tasting, ethically-sourced coffee. Their microroastery, situated in an old 18th Century building on the banks of the River Tweed specialises in small-batch, high quality roasts and incorporates environmentally-friendly processes. Top marks for being ecologically sound!

Take-away cup of coffee from Luckie Beans

Flat white of dreams by Luckie Beans. Croissant, model’s own.

In addition to their stall at Leith Market the company are also a regular feature at the Kirk Square Kitchen, Eyemouth. However, their flagship is their braw, wee coffee cart at Queen Street Station. Now I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather get off the train and patron a sweet, wee retro cart owned by a small business for my caffeine fix than buy my cuppa Joe from a gargantuan, homogenous corporation. Naming no names … just sayin’. What I particularly love about Luckie Beans’ dealings are their support of fellow, ethically-minded companies. Their premises at Queen Street stocks Social Bite sandwiches, healthy snacks from Raw Gorilla, crisps from Glasgow-based Hectares, hot chocolate and bars from Coco Chocalatier and great chieftan o’ the biscuit race, Tunnocks’ Tea Cakes!

Luckie Beans coffee cart at Glasgow Queen Street station.

I urge you friends to diss the majors and support Luckie Beans Coffee, for their roasts and ethics are truly spot-on.

You can also buy their delicious wares online:

https://www.luckiebeans.co.uk/

and find them here if you’re over Glesca’ way and here if you’re in Edinburgh.