Established in 2016, Fallen Tree combines owner Michelle Kibaris’s love of Defenders, carpentry, the countryside and of course, coffee.
Michelle said: “Leaving behind a busy job running a speciality coffee shop in Glasgow’s West End, we moved back to the countryside to have our baby barista Flynn in 2015. Fallen Tree Coffee was initially born out of our need for good coffee close to our home; something high on our agenda as sleep deprived new parents! We felt very strongly that good coffee shouldn’t be something that was exclusive to the big cities and their cafes. Our ethos is, no matter where you are, or what you are doing, you should always be able to grab yourself a great cup of coffee. There really is no better feeling than seeing the look of surprise on someone’s face when they have a really great coffee in a muddy field in the middle of nowhere!”
Michelle only works with like minded coffee roasters, serving up speciality grade coffee that has been ethically sourced.
She said: “One of the things that helps set our business apart is our passion for coffee. Our coffee menu is constantly changing. It might be a surprise to some, but no two coffees are the same; no two harvests are the same and thus, we love to explore all these different flavours. Every week we use a different, but equally amazing, UK coffee roaster with an ever changing array of coffee origins and coffee processing methods. We love chatting to people about the coffee we serve, but equally if you want ‘no chat’ and a cappuccino with 10 sugars that’s absolutely fine…if you’re happy, I’m happy!”
Fallen Tree has served up coffee at indoor and outdoor events across Scotland, from festivals and family events such as Arnprior Pumpkins to weddings and film sets.
Covid-19 may have wiped out most of their bookings for 2020, but Michelle has been determined to keep her business going; spotting opportunities to support other local businesses during the chaos and keep on serving coffee to her loyal customers.
Michelle said: “During lockdown, we collaborated with our amazing business neighbours, Briarlands Farm. With their facilities closed due to Covid-19 and thousands of ripening strawberries, Briarlands invited us to sell coffee from our truck while they operated a strawberry and cake pick up service. We had no idea what to expect and were overwhelmed by the local support, with many people coming along every week to buy a punnet of strawberries and coffee.”
She added: “As cafes and restaurants began to reopen, we also formed a new collaboration with the amazing Vera Artisan Bakery in Stirling. Another female run business with a passion for buying the best local produce. It makes me happy to say that you can still experience our coffee 6 days a week! We love our new collaborative space. While definitely a different pace from busy events, it gives us even more opportunity to showcase some of the amazing coffees and roasters that Scotland and the wide UK has to offer. Without sweeping rain and gail force gusts getting in the way!”
Pop-up coffee bar at Vera Artisan Bakery, 26-28 Barnton Street, Stirling, Monday- Saturday.
You can also catch Fallen Tree at Arnprior Pumpkins in October as part of the Forth Valley Food and Drink Festival.
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