Next up in our Q&A feature is the lovely ladies over at Rock & Roast
Rock & Roast gift boxes are an exhibition of the highest quality coffee and chocolate that Scotland has to offer. You order online, we deliver to your door. What we do is wonderfully simple. We collate high-quality, hand-made coffee and chocolate from independent craftsmen who are passionate about creating fresh and natural flavours. As a guide we include a 250g bag of freshly roasted coffee (beans or ground), a large bar of chocolate (between 80-100g), one smaller bar (about 50g), two truffles and a surprise ‘share-me’ chocolate along with an information leaflet about the artisans and their products, plus your personal message to the recipient.
Since 1 October 2014, but Rock & Roast has been in the making for a year now.
We are all working mums with careers varying from finance, marketing and medicine and regularly enjoyed an early morning coffee or mid afternoon chocolate break to discuss a new career that used these professional attributes. We all had a mutual passion for quality coffee and chocolate and dreamt about capturing this indulgent treat.
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It’s a very tough job, but we taste every product that is considered for the box. If we all agree on its quality and taste, then it makes it into our boxes. We also sample the coffee with the chocolates to ensure they compliment each other well. Often we will pair coffee roasters with chocolatiers that use their beans to make coffee flavoured chocolate.
We are the first company in the UK to source, combine and deliver the highest quality artisan coffee and chocolate to your door. We promise to deliver a unique taste experience in a box.
We found our niche in our home town of North Berwick where a love for coffee and chocolate can be seen in the many cafés around town.
Now that’s an impossible question to answer! We are passionate about good coffee and chocolate and if it’s hand crafted and high quality then we’re going to love it. We have really enjoyed sampling some gorgeous tastes, from honey bourbon raw chocolate truffles, to organic rose and vanilla white, to smoked hebridean sea salt and Java milk chocolate, all out of this world!
Throughout the year Rock & Roast will be offering special seasonal edition gift boxes for occasions such as Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s or Father’s Day. Our Christmas box will include a hand picked selection of festive seasonal coffee and chocolates and will be available at www.rockandroast.co.uk soon.
Our product is available through our online shop.
Caroline – skiing, there’s nothing like being the first person on the mountains as the sun is rising.
Leisha – anything to do with the sea – sailing, kayaking, or just sitting admiring it – I’m happy if I’m next to it.
Zoe – running, particularly on our beach in North Berwick.
If you want to gift someone a unique and indulgent surprise, then a Rock & Roast box is ideal. It’s an easy, but thoughtful way to send a real treat. Priced at £19.99 (plus postage) it will be hand-packed and delivered to a specified address within 3-5 working days or next day delivery using Royal Mail.
In our house this would go down a treat. Mr Edinburger could have the coffee and I could have the tasty chocolate although with his sweet tooth I can see Mr Edinburger having both to himself. A huge thanks to Caroline, Zoe and Leisha for taking the time to answer our questions and the photographs. Hopefully that’s got you thinking about how you source your coffee and if you like the idea, head over to their website where you can sign up. With Christmas just around the corner, do you know a foodie who would love a present like this??