Aria Stockist Focus 1
Over the coming months we’re going to take a closer look at some of our fabulous stockists, starting in Stromness and The Bayleaf Delicatessen. We asked owner Gavin Warnock about his business and which coffees seem to be hitting the mark with his customers.
Business: The Bayleaf Delicatessen
Type: We’re a small delicatessen in Stromness, stocking a wide range of fresh food, including artisan cheese, fresh fish, Orkney produce, wholefoods, pastas, oils, spices and, of course, fresh ground coffee and coffee beans.
Which Aria coffees do you stock: We have the full range, from Allegro right through to Skybury Symphony. We also have Espresso Largo on the coffee machine so Stromnessians can have the finest fresh coffee anywhere in the West Mainland!
Are there any favourites with your customers: Choro and Sasando seem to be the most popular at the moment, but the whole range sells well.
What do your customers say about our coffees: We have a very loyal customer base, which we’re incredibly grateful for, so we only want to stock the best products. The Aria range ticks so many boxes – the coffees are full of flavour, they’re not bitter and you know they’ve been made with care and attention. Our customers really enjoy drinking the coffees.
How important is it to stock Orkney products: It’s hugely important. We try to have as much Orkney produce in the shop as possible. Quality is key, and the local range of food and drink is up there with the best.
Have you noticed an increase in demand for fresh coffee: Definitely – especially during the winter, when it really works having the fresh, hot coffee available to takeaway in the town. We give two thirds of our coffee display over to The Orkney Roastery because we think it’s such a great product. It’s great to be able to stock such a fantastic range of coffees.
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