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It’s only just been a year since we re-launched the Grumpy Mule website & webshop. I hope you’ll agree it’s been a great improvement with the addition of some new functionality, brew guides, massively improved visuals, much more coffee information and the launch of the seasonal roast to order coffees as well.  Add this to […]

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13th July 2016

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February 2nd saw the inaugural Classic Lodges Barista Competition taking place at one of their top Yorkshire locations, Bagden Hall. 14 competitors took to the stage to take each other on in a challenge of 3 rounds. The competition was designed to test the skills developed during a good coffee service so baristas were challenged […]

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3rd February 2016

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We have a few great inexpensive tools on the web-shop to help you brew great tasting coffee at home, firstly the Aeropress which is perfect for travel as it’s an all in one piece of kit. Secondly and probably the most heard of is the French press or Cafetiere and finally the V60 or Pourover. […]

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2nd November 2015

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A first for Grumpy Mule, we’ve got our own Cascara– and its flippin’ lovely! You’ve got what I hear you ask? Cascara is the dried and flaked skin of the coffee cherries, but is brewed like a tea or infusion (I suppose technically it’s a tisane), so the first thing to get your head round […]

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16th October 2015

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Coffees come and coffees go – or certainly at least the smaller lot coffees that tend to make up our seasonal Roast to Order espresso blends. (Btw, small lot size does not automatically equal amazing quality – that debate for another day!). So every little while as lots run down & new coffees come in, […]

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9th September 2015

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It’s that time of year again where the Great Taste Awards have been announced, and we’ve surpassed the success of last year and in total have scooped six awards for our Grumpy Mule coffees! The Great Taste Awards is pretty much the Oscars of the food and drink industry, the Great Taste logo is a […]

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5th August 2015

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It’s always exciting to bring in new coffee. To be fair, we get to experience and share numerous different coffee through the year in our Roast to Order range, and again with the Micro-lot programme, and of course – a fairly consistent flow of new crop and seasonal replacements coming in throughout the year for all the blends and other coffees we carry.

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17th July 2015

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I’ve been helping out recently with the Street Piano project for the Homfirth Arts Festival, which has been both fun and very intriguing! The Fair Traders Co-operative has been instrumental in finding old pianos from the local area that can be jazzed up ready for the Festival itself, taking place in June. There’ll be lots going on during those few weeks to keep locals and visitors interested.

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27th May 2012

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Last night the Grumpy Mule Team joined Tamper Coffee – Sheffield’s finest coffee shop – for a customer tasting evening. Tamper use Boutique for their in house espresso, plus a guest which at present is the Colombia Gaitania from the Tolima region. The event proved a great success which is credit to Jonathan for creating such an immediate buzz around Tamper after less than 6 months of opening. His knowledge and experience of New Zealand’s coffee scene and his focus on quality and community are integral in this, and also the reason why coffee enthusiasts from outside Sheffield are making the journey to find it.

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10th February 2012

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