those who know me (or follow me on instagram), know i am something of a coffee fiend. hell, i even have an espresso machine on my desk and a whole board dedicated to caffeine delights on pinterest. so it stands to reason that my idea of the perfect sunday morning would involve lazing around in bed with a pot of fresh steaming coffee by my side. enter pact coffee.
pact ethically source rare coffees from all over the world, paying farmers a minimum of 125% of the standard fairtrade rate for their beans, which are then roasted in pact’s bermondsey hq, before being ground and shipped moments after. the flexible subscription service allows you to set your delivery preferences according to the amount of coffee you drink, and can be paused or canceled at any time. coffee is ground according to your chosen brew method – espresso, drip, aeropress, stovetop or cafetiere – and sealed in special valve bags to keep it fresher for longer. i was sent a few samples to try last week, and was sent into raptures of delight at the heady scent that hit me when i opened my package – seriously, is there any better scent in the world than freshly ground coffee?
this morning i treated myself to the rich, heavy fig pudding espresso blend, created by combining coffee from two different farms, la joyeria and el retiro. just one of pact’s rare artisan blends, this colombian-mexican infusion has a velvety full body and undertones of hazelnut and citrus, and was a sheer delight to indulge in during a long, lazy morning spent perusing the debut issue of my lovely friend katie’s fiera magazine. it was so enjoyable that i’m already planning my next lazy coffee morning, as i’m excited to try a few cups of the san marcos timaná blend, which promises a milk chocolate softness with light cherry notes.
the lovely folks at pact are offering readers a whopping 70% off your first order, meaning you’ll pay just £1.95 instead of £6.95 for your first pot of coffee heaven. just use the voucher code ‘fablife15’ when signing up. oh, and don’t forget to let me know which is your favourite blend!