£8.75 – £35.00
Every month we chose a different coffee to roast for our customers to enjoy
November Coffee of the Month –
This medium to dark roast will be available for one month only and 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Legion’s Annual Poppy Appeal. Shortly after losing a friend in Ypres in 1915, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in the battle-scarred fields to write his now famous poem ‘in Flanders Fields’.
The poem inspired American War Secretary, Moina Michael, who bought poppies to sell to her friends to raise money for Servicemen in need after the First World War. This was adopted by The (Royal) British Legion, who ordered 1 million poppies from Anna Guerin in France and commissioned a further eight million to be manufactured in Britain. These were sold on 11th November that year in the first ever Poppy Appeal. The poppy has bee has been adopted as a symbol of remembrance ever since.
“Our servicemen have given, and continue to give, so much for their country and we owe every single one of them a great debt of gratitude. The Royal British Legion is a fantastic organisation and one we’re delighted to support”