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“Warehouse City” – Seasonal Espresso Blend, is our nod to Manchester’s past heritage.
In the final half of the 19th century, Manchester’s reputation as the centre of the cotton industry was elevated by the unprecedented number of warehouses built at the time. Used to store both the raw and finished cotton products, Manchester was dubbed “Warehouse City”. Our nod to the history of cotton production in Ancoats, “Warehouse City” is a blend of carefully selected, seasonal coffees.
To give you an idea of the flavours we look for when choosing coffees to go into the blend; Autumn/Winter brings thoughts of chocolate, spices, vanilla, toasted nuts, berry and stone fruits etc. whilst Spring/Summer tends to invoke citrus fruits, brown sugar-sweetness and heady floral notes. The “Cupping Chart” displayed is to give you an idea of the flavours to expect from the current offering.
In the cup: expect a syrupy mouthfeel, notes of cranberry and stone fruits up front with molasses and milk chocolate on the finish. A well-rounded and balanced cup profile, great as espresso and syrupy-sweet through milk.
Current Blend Makeup:
60% – Brazil – Fazenda Ouro Verde – Natural
40% – Rwanda – Coshaco – Washed
Manchester’s Warehouse History
In the second half of the 1800s, Manchester’s reputation as a financial and commercial centre was boosted by the unprecedented number of warehouses erected in the city centre. In 1806 there were just over 1,000 but by 1815 this had almost doubled to 1,819. Manchester was dubbed “Warehouse City”. The earliest warehouses were built around King Street, although by 1850, warehouses had spread to Portland Street and later to Whitworth Street.
The packing warehouses: Asia House, India House and Velvet House along Whitworth Street, were among the tallest buildings of their time. These dominant buildings were the stately homes of the cotton industry and the backbone of “Cottonopolis”, another nickname Manchester landed itself.
These warehouses, not only provided the storage facilities but displayed the finished goods themselves. The owners went on to build equally ornate bank and office buildings, providing loans for the production of cotton and other associated industries.
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