A café opened at Bath City Farm last year has sold its 12,000th coffee after just nine months of trading, to the West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris.
Bath City Farm’s café opened to the public last May following seven months of building work.
The café uses food grown around the farm site, including breakfast baps made with farm-reared bacon and sausages.
As the twelve-thousandth drink buyer, the Metro Mayor received a cake baked especially by the team to enjoy with his coffee.
Mr Norris also heard first-hand from local residents gaining valuable work experience at the café as part of a £50,000 training course funded by the West of England Mayoral Authority.
The Metro Mayor spoke with Maria Dolan on her very first day working at the cafe as part of the Roots to Work scheme run by the Bath City Farm team.
Dan Norris said: “Bath City Farm Café is the city’s go-to for cut-above caffeine and delicious local produce – grown right here on the farm!
“It was great to celebrate their coffee-roasting success – it certainly perked me up! I’ve said many times I want businesses of all shapes and sizes in Bath, and the West, to thrive.
“The café team figured it all out and here we are – 12,000 cups later. There’re so many quality products around us so it really does pay to eat, drink and shop local”.
Alison Howell, Communication and Development Lead at Bath City Farm, added: “We really enjoyed welcoming Metro Mayor Dan Norris to the Bath City Farm Community Cafe this afternoon to enjoy our 12,000th coffee.
“It’s amazing that we have sold that many coffees since we opened in May last year to the local community.
“The cafe is a great place for people to meet, enjoy breakfast, lunch or coffee and cake and take in the stunning views across the city of Bath.”