Organic Fairtrade Chocolate

When you want a great product that is also healthy and good for you, other people and nature…just email info@vquality.co.uk !

New in, a line of chocolate bars, 100 grams or in a snack version of 20 grams

Aaand Inca Berries and Quinoa snack bars too!

Organic, Fairtrade, Made in Italy, tasting amazing!

We chose this brand in line with all our other products, great things by small producers!

Otto chocolate uses only organic coca from Peru to produce its rich aromatic chocolate.

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Email us or contact us through our socials to get some!

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Celebrating International Coffee Day with the story of its origins

Happy International Coffee Day!

To celebrate this great day we thought we would share a story with you. Of course it involves our beloved coffee roaster!

Caffé del Doge is unique in the world, and we owe this to their inherited secrets of Venetian Roasting tradition, the oldest and most refined coffee roasting method in Italy .

Italian coffee is renowned to be heavily roasted, but funny enough, when everything started in Venice back in the 1700 (The Doge was the lord of Venice at the times of Maritime Republics, and Venice was the first city to import and enjoy coffee beans from the East), Venetian coffee was not a dark roast. Caffé del Doge still roasts its beans using the same method and the secrets that have been developed to produce such aromatic blends without any bitter tones.

Caffé del Doge stands to Coffee as Scotland stands to Scotch Whiskey. Why getting anything else?

In this extract taken by Caffé del Doge’s own promotional material there’s an interesting description of the Venetian Coffee story:

“In a speech given to the Senate of the Venetian Republic in 1585, G.F. Morosini stated the following: ‘…they amuse themselves by sitting both inside and out on the street, people from all classes, drinking a black liquid, scorching hot, derived from a seed called kavèe, which they say has the power to keep a man awake.’ From then on coffee quickly became a popular and diffused beverage, and finally in 1683 the first ‘coffee bar’ was born in Piazza San marco. ‘

This is the embodiment of Venetian culture which has spread worldwide… Caffé del Doge was founded on this deep rooted history…”

Thanks Venice for having brought us coffee, and Caffé del Doge for still providing us with authentic Venetian roasted coffee beans, the first, one and only Coffee!

Venitian coffee roast, first in Italy

International coffee day, thank you Venice and Caffe’ del Doge

Caffe' del Doge Rialto Grand Gourmet coffee beans

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Salute and long life!

Scottish Coffee Festival 2015

After last year’s success we can’t wait for this year Scottish Coffee Festival.

Differently from last year it takes places in 3 dates and both in Glasgow and Edinburgh, starting from next Saturday 29th August at the Biscuit Factory in Leith. Just like last year it’s for a good cause, and it is packed with all the great things in life: not only coffee but also ice cream, pop corns and biscuits and more!

The most delicious Italian hot chocolate.

Our splendid Hot Chocolate machine

Proud to take part for the second year, we will offer free tasting of our Venitian coffee Caffe’ del Doge and our hot chocolate which was a major success last year.

Our coffee has an incomparable aroma due to the long and unique Venitian coffee story. Not many know that Venice has been the bridgehead between East and West for centuries, and the first Italian city to come to know coffee bean back in the 16th century. Considered a miraculous medicine it was sold for the first time in 1638 in Piazza San Marco at an exorbitant price. No surprise Italy is The Country of coffee of excellence, and Venitian coffee a particularly excellent example of it. Caffe’ del Doge is still roasted using the unique traditional Venitian Roasting method, which produces a perfect balance of aromas, with no bitter notes. We take great pride and care in promoting this specialty coffee in the UK.

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If you want to read more about the festival or buy tickets visit the website. Also have a look at the articles on the Scotsman newspaper and Stv Edinburgh.

If you can’t make it next Saturday then you might be able to join us in Glasgow for the second caffeinated appointment on Sat 28th and Sun 29th of November.

See you there!

Vquality at the Scottish Coffee Festival

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Have a great time sipping premium coffee and support the farmers.

We are super excited to announce that in exactly a month we will exhibit in the Scottish Coffee Festival.

The festival has been organised by Chris Brown. We think he couldn’t have thought of a better combination of winning forces.

COFFEE The interest in coffee in all its aromas is growing at a great rate in the UK. People are not just looking for a generic cup of coffee anymore, they want to know where it comes from, taste it accurately, try different tastes and know more about how it’s done. It’s the perfect moment for an event like this one.

SCOTLAND Aye! This is the Scottish Coffee Festival.

GLASGOW We think like Chris that in all Scotland Glasgow is the perfect place for a Coffee Festival. That’s where we concentrate our business and where people are more receptive to events, big coffee scene, exciting and energetic.

CHARITY What’s best than having a great time and doing good at the same time? And having a great time for a good cause while tasting coffee? Tickets are only £8 for a whole day filled with entertainment, specialty coffee and even more to eat and drink.

Our roaster Caffe’ del Doge has been member of the Cup of Excellence since 2004. The Cup of excellence is a yearly competition where select cuppers choose the best coffee beans. Bernardo at Caffe’ del Doge purchases winning beans every year, and winning farmers are greatly supported.

BREWERY Informal but such cool places breweries are! and Drygate Brewery is very very cool.

We met Chris last night and he’s been great, we are sure it will be a success. Thanks Chris!

We’ll be there with a choice of different blends and we are working on the whole experience in this right moment! Stay tuned because we will be posting updates till the big day. Our coffee, roasted in Venice following the traditional Venetian method, is like you’ve never had before!

Go check the festival website for more information and to get your tickets now, 29th of November is just a month away!

The Little Cafe: Grand Gourmet and Cuba in Glasgow!

The Little Cafe has a lot inside!

In its spacious and clean interior well lit by big windows, tables outside and the Kelvingrove museum as a view, you can taste delicious food (the best pizza we’ve ever had in the whole country, just like we italians love it, and for the price of a cafe!) and our Rialto Gran Gourmet Coffee or if you feel adventurous a magnificent single origin: CUBA!

Cuba is 100% Arabica, which means sweeter taste, many can drink it even without sugar, and as all our coffee is supplied directly and fresh by our roaster Caffe Del Doge in Venice. All beans are traced and Cuba in particular is a selection of the CUP OF EXCELLENCE.

You better be quick because it’s going fast! 

Rialto Gran Gourmet has a great personality, intense aromas which combines well with milk in a nice cappuccino perfectly foamed by the amazing guys at The Little Cafe. The beans are roasted and then cold blended according to the Venetian methods.

Nothing can deceive expectations at The Little Cafe, be it food, drinks, service, location or comfort. All staff is friendly, smiling, helpful and knowledgeable, and this guys know how to make italian coffee and food. Finally!

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Grazie guys for being the place that makes us feel home. 

 

The Little Cafe

1361 Argyle Street, G3 8AF Glasgow