Veggy Malta met up with Alana. She runs around in one of the Coffee Circus vans. It will be her you will probably meet when you stop for a cup of organic coffee.
The coffee market in Malta is growing and along with it is the consumer appreciation of a good coffee. The trend is to move away from the volume production coffees to specialised coffees. In most cases, specialised coffee would be made from high altitude coffee beans and roasted in particular manner.
Coffee Circus offer 100% arabica (and organic) normal roast coffee. The main blend, which is the blend you would get for a normal espresso, is a blend made from arabica beans coming from Brazil, Guatemala and Ethopia. These are three regions known for producing some of the better coffees. You can have your coffee as an espresso, cappuccino, mocha, macchiato or an americano. For vegan or individuals with dairy intolerance, there is a choice of dairy free options to add with with your coffee. Available is oat milk, soy milk, almond milk and coconut milk. Alternatively, you can ask for a hot chocolate, made from raw cocoa powder (with no added sugar).
Where to buy Coffee Circus coffee
An espresso or americano will cost you €2, whilst a cappuccino will cost you €2.50. Considering that you get a double doze of coffee, as Coffee Circus use 14g and not the standard 8g for a single cup, the price is very reasonable.
If you want to try them out and buy some coffee, there are a number of vans pumping caffeine around the island. One van, run by Gilbert is stationed at Swatar, open between Monday and Friday from 7.30am till 1.00pm. Alana’s van is always on the move, and it is best advised to check out on their facebook pages where it will be.