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Feature in Society Magazine - Q&A

The following article first appeared in Society Magazine. Written by Karla Sinclair - 17th July 2020

Founded by Ross M Erskine, Bennachie Coffee has been providing consumers with fresh, great tasting coffee since its inception in 2017.

We caught up with the business owner to hear all about his favourite tipples and preferred food and drink pairing.

What’s your customer ice breaker?

I normally ask people how they make their coffee at home or what would they order from a cafe.

It’s the end of your working day – what do you pour yourself?

Well, there is always water on tap! But normally I go for red wine, white wine, lager or craft beer.

If you were a coffee/drink, what would you be and why?

I’ve never imagined myself as a drink, but if I had to, I’d go for an espresso because it goes well with everything – as a milk-based coffee, straight up, or with ice cream.

What would the theme song to your average shift be?

My five-year-old son’s favourite song, which is Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake. If it’s not that, it would be something by Fleetwood Mac.

What’s in your drinks cabinet at home?

A small selection of craft beers, wines and a few spirits.

Best food and drink pairing?

Bennachie Coffee Seasonal House Blend – brewed as a double shot flat white – accompanied by anything sweet. At the moment, I am enjoying pairing Bennachie Coffee with a piece of fudge by local north-east company Flump and Fudge.

If you were stuck on a desert island, what three drinks would be there with you?

Water, of course, and white wine because I guess it would be hot. I also imagine there would be a coffee bush growing coffee cherries, which means I could take the seeds from the cherries, roast them and brew my own coffee using fresh rainwater.

You have to make a drink to represent Aberdeen. What would that be?

It would be a whisky infused coffee where the green coffee beans have been aged in whisky barrels fromone of the local distilleries in the north-east.

What would you serve your favourite superhero or celebrity?

I’d probably serve them a nitro coffee. It looks cool, pours like a draught beer and is quite unique.