Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium is the first in the UK to ‘ban’ instant coffee, it has been claimed.
Caffeine Limited supplies the stadium’s coffee machines, including advanced espresso systems from Schaerer and Gaggia, and bulk brew machines from Bunn.
And its sister company, Tiki Tonga, is providing the coffee, which the firm insists means “no instant and no milk powder”.
Fans are instead able to enjoy proper espresso and filter coffee, served with fresh milk.
Justin Stockwell, managing director of Caffeine Limited and co-founder of Tiki Tonga, said: “As both a sports fan and a coffee advocate, I’m delighted that Spurs have set a new standard in coffee service at stadia.”
Spurs recently announced Tiki Tonga as the official supplier of coffee, with club legend Ledley King and Saracens captain Brad Barritt (main picture), who is also co-owner of the coffee brand, serving the first cups to the public at the stadium’s The M restaurant.
The club says it was drawn to Tiki Tonga because it is ethically sourced, with full traceability from bean to bag, and the brand supports both local and international charities – The Matt Hampson Foundation and LIV in South Africa.
Tiki Tonga’s product is on sale throughout the stadium on matchdays and via a Gaggia barista machine in The M for non-matchday visitors.