Adam scales new heights to work at mountain top cafe

Adam Ward outside Cafeology's Sheffield HQ
Adam Ward outside Cafeology's Sheffield HQ

CAFFEINE lovers will go a long way for a good cup of coffee.

But one Sheffield business is taking it to a whole different level in a daring challenge to set up the world’s highest café - at the Mount Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas in Nepal.

Cafeology, based on Woodseats Close, off Abbeydale Road, has teamed up with Walkley man Adam Ward, who will be braving freezing conditions to work as a chef and manager at the base for three months for expedition company Jagged Globe, of Mowbray Street, Kelham Island, Sheffield.

Toni Unkles, Cafeology operations manager said: “Coffee is grown at altitude, so we couldn’t resist the thought of it being drunk back at altitude too.

“We’ve packed up 20kg of our single blend Colombian roast, as well as some Teaology tea and Cocoaology hot chocolate, which we’re going to air freight out to the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, for Adam to collect.

“Hopefully, it will help to warm everyone’s spirits when they’re battling the conditions at base camp.”

Adam is scheduled to arrive at Base Camp on Saturday, March 31 - his 30th birthday.

The keen rock climber and explorer said: “The idea for the world’s highest café came to me when I knew I’d be working with Jagged Globe, but wanted to do something to promote what Cafeology does.

“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.”