Caber coffee encourages coffee drinkers to spill the beans

Findlay & Graeme, Spill the Beans

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ABERDEEN-based Caber Coffee has launched a new fundraising initiative which aims to highlight the mental health benefits of chatting over a cup of coffee.

The family-run company’s new “Spill the Beans” coffee blend has been created to underline the importance of communicating when it comes to looking after mental health.  £8 from every case sold will be donated to mental health charities, starting with Mental Health Aberdeen as it prepares to relocate to new headquarters in Aberdeen city centre.

The move to create this unique product has been spearheaded by life and work pressures, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.  It is borne out of personal challenges experienced by Caber Coffee Managing Director, Findlay Leask, and his desire to highlight the importance of both seeking and giving support.

Findlay said: “I know from my own past circumstances just how much we can all feel the pressures of life from time to time and the old phrase: ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ has never been more relevant than it is at the moment.

“By taking time to sit down and talk over a cup of coffee, we can make a real difference to ourselves and others by giving the greatest gift we all have in our power – time.”

“Whether Spill the Beans is enjoyed in a workplace, favourite café or restaurant, or bought as an individual bag to enjoy at home, we are reassured that the money raised will be supporting those who need help the most.  We also hope that this initiative will highlight the importance of being alert to our own mental wellbeing, and that of the people we live and work with.”

Graeme Kinghorn, Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA) Chief Executive, added: “Very often it is the little things that can make a real difference to an individual’s emotional balance.  Taking the time to sit down, away from technology, and just talk and engage with someone is a powerful antidote to the pressures of modern life and even better if this can be done over a great cup of coffee. 

“As a local charity, MHA actively supports local people and local businesses and would encourage as many people as possible to support Caber Coffee and ‘Spill the Beans’.” 

Family run Caber Coffee is a leading, independent wholesale company which is renowned for supplying quality ground coffee, beans, teas, vending ingredients and a range of quality, easy to use and reliable coffee machines, espresso makers and hot beverage equipment.  The company currently employs 10 people and works with clients in a range of sectors including contract catering and hospitality.


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