High tea – and plenty of coffee on Mount Everest

Adam Ward outside Cafeology's Sheffield HQ

Adam Ward outside Cafeology's Sheffield HQ

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SHEFFIELD coffee specialists Cafeology are on a high after agreeing plans to set up the world’s highest café – on Mount Everest.

The company has teamed up with Adam Ward, of Walkley, who sets off next week to become chef at Everest Base Camp. His luggage will include 20 kilos of their single blend Colombian roast.

Adam said: “The idea for the world’s highest café came to me when I knew that I’d be working with (Sheffield company) Jagged Globe but I wanted to do something to promote what Cafeology does.

“It’s the company’s ethical credentials, such as being Fairtrade and importing directly, that really make their coffee appeal to me – as well as the fact that it tastes amazing! There won’t be any fresh coffee up there so I thought it would be a real treat for climbers and something to wash down the goat curry and rack of yak.“

Cafeology operations manager Toni Unkles added: “Coffee is grown at altitude, so we couldn’t resist the thought of it being drunk back at altitude too! We’ve also packed up some Teaology tea and Cocoaology hot chocolate, which we’re going to air freight out to Kathmandu for Adam to collect – hopefully it will help to warm everyone’s spirits when they’re battling the conditions at base camp.”