Scottish company Red Box Coffee and Kenya’s Safari Lounge Tea are partnering to open their first coffee pod selling both teas and coffees at Haymarket railway station in Edinburgh. Red Box Coffee, established by coffee roaster Daniel Campbell, was named after the iconic British red telephone box, a symbol of communication in times gone by and a link to the way people communicate and connect today with mobile phones and over cups of coffee.
Safari Lounge was set up in Kenya by Romal Shah in 2007 to add value to his work in hotel acquisitions and the tourist industry. He wanted to make Kenyan tea (and coffee) recognizable as Kenyan and not just as a constituent in blends. The two entrepreneurs are dedicated to selling coffees and teas that are traceable and ethical, and of the highest possible quality, by working with farmers all over the world, and especially Kenya.
The new outlet on Haymarket station is a replica red telephone box and will offer Campbell’s coffee and Safari Lounge teas and infusions that include Kenyan earth black tea, organic Earl Grey blue flower, South African rooibos, Chinese gunpowder deluxe, Darjeeling, proper peppermint, calming chamomile blossom, lemongrass and ginger, and strawberry and mint.