Ok, here’s the rule: if you’re old enough to recognise where 9-Bit Mega Coffee draws its inspiration from, you’re old enough to drink it. Because only serious gamers (and by that we mean over 21s) are likely to remember Sega’s blockbusting 16-bit system, the Mega Drive. But where on earth did a retro gaming icon and coffee blend find themselves thrown into the mix?
Cornwall, actually. Or to be exact, the Loading Games Bar in Cornwall: the South West’s spiritual home for geeks, gamers, techie types, nostalgia junkies and anyone who likes their coffee made properly.
Blended from nine different kinds of coffee bean (see below: we’re not sure half of them are real), this premium java is at its best as an espresso, or with a splash of cold milk. Created for gamers, by gamers (FGBG), this caffeinated classic makes the perfect fuel for late night gaming marathons – or as a pick-me-up the following morning. So grab yourself a can, warm the espresso machine, pull on your sweat bands and load one of those big clunky cartridges – we’re powering back to the 1990’s!
Coffee from Loading's Cornwall Gaming Bar
Made from 9 types of ethically-sourced coffee beans:
FC Brazil Pulp Natural Arabica
Daterra Estate Monte Cristo Brazil Natural Arabica
Cosurca, Cauca Valley FT Excelso Colombian Washed Arabica
San Pedro Sula SHG Honduras Washed Arabica
Sidamo G2 Ethiopian Washed Arabica
Monte Sion Estate Gourmet Bourbon El Salvador Washed Arabica
Badra Estate Indian Washed Parchment Robusta
Plantation A Mysore Indian Washed Arabica
Suri Mukmar Takengon G1 Lingtong Sumartran Semi-Washed Arabica
Ideal as a stand alone espresso or with a splash of cold milk
Mega Drive inspired label
9p from each sale goes to SpecialEffect, helping people with disabilities to enjoy computer games