Owens Coffee Unveils Perfect Waves Café

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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 23:11

Devon-based coffee roaster expands offering, with a new café experience

Devon-based coffee roaster, Owens Coffee, is proud to announce the opening of Perfect Waves Café, a stylish new coffee shop within The Roastery at Ivybridge. This expansion marks a significant enhancement to the original takeaway, now providing a warm and inviting indoor space for up to 25 customers.

Perfect Waves Café is located just off the A38, adjacent to Endsleigh Garden Centre, offering an easily accessible pit stop for those passing by to indulge in a cup of sustainably sourced coffee, freshly roasted on-site, beautifully brewed tea and delicious local produce. Find Perfect Waves Café at The Roastery (Ivybridge, PL21 9JL), open from Monday to Saturday, 9am - 4pm. Four-legged friends are welcome inside the new café and in the existing outdoor seating area.

Lorraine Bridden, Managing Director of Owens Coffee, says: “We’ve opened Perfect Waves Café to give our passionate team the opportunity to showcase everything we do, from our organic and Fairtrade coffee to our expertly brewed teas and locally sourced produce. 

“Our customers will have a choice of coffees, including a house blend or a single origin of the day, plus our organic Decaf. We’ve installed our Rancilio RS1 coffee machine for our professionally trained baristas. The machine is an extremely high-tech piece of kit, which is programmable so that we’re able to make consistent, precision-made coffees. Our teas, Devonshire Tea and Perfect Waves infusions are also a feature of the drinks menu.

“Customers visiting our new space can look forward to an all-round experience with top-quality produce brought to you by our friendly team of baristas.”

Since its recent opening, the new café has welcomed members of the Fairtrade and Ivybridge communities. Lorraine Bridden, Managing Director of Owens Coffee, welcomed Michael Gidney, CEO of Fairtrade Foundation, Sue Errington and Alison Derrick of Fairtrade Devon, Cllr Alan Spencer, Mayor of Ivybridge, Cllr Matt Steele, Town Councillor, District Councillor and Chair of Ivybridge Chamber of Commerce and Eleanor Hoggett, Head of Geography at Ivybridge Community College to the roastery. Alongside enjoying a coffee together, the individuals were shown around The Roastery, introduced to the inspirational story behind Jabulani and discussed the plans for Ivybridge to become a Fairtrade Town. 

Currently, there are 15 Fairtrade towns within Devon. Michael Gidney’s visit to Owens Coffee was part of a two-day trip to the county to see exactly how Fairtrade Devon has made such a huge success of its Fairtrade County status, and the difference that the team is making to people, students, towns and businesses across the county.

Lorraine Bridden talks about the recent visitors: “We were absolutely delighted when Fairtrade Devon approached us to be involved in Michael Gidney’s visit to Devon. Our coffee range has been certified by the Fairtrade Foundation since 2010. We support Fairtrade so that we can help promote ethical and sustainable business practices, improve the quality of life for farmers and their families and contribute to the development of communities worldwide.” 

The new café is proud to serve Owens’ freshly roasted coffee beans, all of which are 100% certified organic and Fairtrade, having been expertly roasted on-site. Choose from a variety of brewing methods, served black or with Trewithen’s Barista Milk or plant-based alternatives. 

The inspiration for the name, Perfect Waves infusions will also star on the menu, alongside hot chocolates and soft drinks, from local suppliers Luscombe Drinks, Gusto Fairtrade & Organic Drinks, Tarka Springs, Four Elms Apple Juice and Courtney’s Apple Juice.

The menu has been developed around showcasing locally sourced produce, where possible, featuring a selection of sandwiches, paninis, light bites, fresh cakes and pastries with organic and vegan options (subject to availability). Sourced from local producers and suppliers including Cakewhole, Tamar Fresh, Foxcombe Bakehouse Bars, Burts Crisps, Mr Filbert's snacks, Plough to Plate and Flapjackery.

The Roastery - a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility designed to have a low environmental impact - has been home to Owens Coffee since 2018. This is where they clean-roast, package and distribute their organic and Fairtrade coffee across the UK, both to consumers and businesses. It also houses a shop, contemporary training facility and events space where visitors are welcomed, with tours and tastings for wholesale customers, and professional barista training. A range of coffee experiences and masterclasses can be enjoyed by coffee enthusiasts, including their Latte Art Essentials Workshop.

Owens’ range of freshly roasted coffee beans can be purchased from the shop alongside Perfect Waves infusions and a full range of brewing equipment; tried, tested and recommended by the team.

For more information about the new café and upcoming coffee experiences at The Roastery, please visit the website at owenscoffee.com, follow @owenscoffee_ on Instagram and Owens Coffee on Facebook and @PerfectWavesCafe on Instagram and Facebook.