Esquires Coffee is a big hit in Leicester with two bright and vibrant spaces in the City Centre.

Whether you’re visiting the coffee shop at the bottom of New Walk, or the more recent opening at The Wullcomb (close to the John Lewis car park) you can be assured to find plenty of great coffee, tasty alternative drinks, an extensive hot brunch menu, afternoon snacks and a relaxed space to chill out. Furthermore, both offer plenty of seating with plugs and fast wifi, making them an excellent option for your coffee shop working or meeting locations.

Whilst Esquires might be part of a national network both of the Leicester sites are independently and locally owned.

Furthermore they’re one of the few coffee shops to use both organic and Fairtrade coffee. But what does that mean for you, the customer?

There is a lot of debate about whether organic coffee is better for you than conventional coffee, and the quick answer is yes. By choosing organic coffee, you can be sure that you’re not consuming any chemicals, either from the coffee itself or from the ground it was grown in.

Since the soil is untreated by chemicals, it’s also much richer in antioxidants and vitamins, which are then passed on to the coffee plant and, subsequently, the beans.

By choosing organic coffee, you’ll also be having a positive impact on the environment. This is because with no chemicals being used in the farming process, it means these chemicals are being kept out of the soil, air and water in the area. This is better for the local wildlife as well as the wellbeing of the farmers who don’t need to inhale any of the harsh chemicals.

Organic coffee also has a smaller carbon footprint than more conventional coffee. And, seeing as coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, by choosing organic, you can also help have a positive impact on the planet!

The Fairtrade aspect is more concerned with the equality and treatment of the farmers who grow the coffee than with what fertiliser is used for the cultivation. That said, it has been claimed that 80% of Fairtrade coffee is non-commercially organic due to it being grown on smallholder farms that cannot afford the more expensive chemical fertilisers.

At Esquires, they only serve the best organic and Fairtrade coffee available.

Esquires at New Walk Place is open from 8.30am – 7pm Monday – Thursday and 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Esquires at The Wullcumb is open from from 8.30am – 7pm Monday – Thursday and 10am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday.


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