Prize in a coffee cup


A Cardiff cafe has served up top prize for Wales’s best ethical cuppa.
Milgi Lounge on City Road, Roath, took the title of Wales’s Favourite Fair Trade Cuppa in an online poll run by the Wales Co-operative Centre.

20 independent local businesses across Wales were nominated in the poll.
Gabrielle Kelly, 29, owner of Milgi, which is in its third year, said: “Cardiff is getting there in terms of becoming more Fair Trade, and I think more people are becoming aware ot it. People are gradually cottoning onto the whole idea.
“Everything behind the bar is Fair Trade and organic, even the chocolate sprinkles.”

Ms Kelly revealed the secret of a good coffee is storing the coffee beans well.
She said: “It’s all about keeping the beans in the right environment to get a good crème, and we serve every coffee with a double shot to give more flavour to it.
“I’m personally a coffee drinker rather than tea, and I like it short and strong, usually a double espresso with condensed milk and a frothy top. Short, strong and sweet.”

Jayde Adams from Milgi serves up a prize-winning latte

This was published in the Cardiff Evening News, Cardiff Journalism School’s training newspaper
© Melanie Hall 2017