The name Lufkin originates from the word ‘love’: that pretty much says it all.
Being the proud little brother of the original Lufkin Coffee Roasters in Pontcanna, the new site in Grangetown is just as warm and welcoming. Installed in a former bank, the cafe has it all: cosy ambience, the friendliest of staffs, and obviously great coffee. These guys are small batch roasters, so speciality grade, green arabica coffee is their thing. The roasting is done on-site by an unmissably beautiful bean machine, and then packaged in 250g bags for you to enjoy at home (or on your own intriguing travels).
Owners Dan and Frances drew their original inspiration for Lufkin from friends and farmers in Nicaragua, a Santa Barbara sunset, the still blue waters of Lake Tahoe and a magical trip through Wales. For most of us, Lake Tahoe and Nicaragua are half the world away - but, at Lufkin, that shouldn't really matter. The important thing here is stepping back, taking some time to enjoy a coffee roasted through inspiration, and rekindling some of your favourite memories in the most unique of surroundings.
Dan and Frances also prep their prime roasts for you to enjoy in-shop as espresso or filter, using the pour-over brewing method that they grew to love so much back in California. If you're looking to revel in the moment, you'll Lufkin this Wriggle hidden gem.