The Northampton Saints Foundation are delighted to announce the launch of their new coffee blend, ‘Marching In’, which has been created in association with The Roastery.
HITZ and Engage Plus students got a whole new perspective on the ‘daily grind’ earlier this year, as they were treated to an ‘Introduction to Coffee’ course with The Roastery and Bella Barista in Wellingborough.
“Our students have created something that they can be really proud of.”Jordan Letts, Social Inclusion Manager
And now the Foundation have taken their relationship with the award-winning, Northamptonshire-based coffee roasters to the next level – creating a new blend as students and Saints first-team player Henry Taylor tasted their favourite beans.
Created using flavours from Nicaragua, Brazil and Colombia, ‘Marching In’ will be sold for £18.75 per kilo, with just over 15% of proceeds going directly to the Saints Foundation.
The Roastery will sell the coffee on their website, with Sauls of Spratton also selling the freshly ground coffee in Saints’ Supporter Village on matchdays and providing re-usable Foundation cups which will grant customers a discount on their favourite hot drinks.
Moreover, The Roastery have kindly offered to support 16 students through sitting a barista qualification – with Foundation students set to gain work experience on matchdays and in coffee shops as specialist baristas.
“This is a really exciting moment for the Saints Foundation; we’ve seen our students create something that they can be really proud of,” said Jordan Letts, social inclusion manager at Northampton Saints Foundation.
“They know that this blend not only tastes great and will be enjoyed by hundreds of people at Franklin’s Gardens, but will also raise important funding for more kids like themselves to receive the support they need.
“It was incredible to see how engaged the students were as they tasted and tested the coffee – thanks too to Henry Taylor whose passion for coffee was clear to see!
“Opportunities like these make our social inclusion department very special, so I have to say a huge thank you once again to everyone at The Roastery who have done so much for the Saints Foundation and helped several of our students progress into employment.”