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!