An Artisan Avalanche of Roots

Monday, 12 August 2013

Roots bottle on barrel.

We’ve had another exciting week at Roots and despite the super late nights and occasional juice-based disaster, things for craft soda continue to move in the right direction.

One huge development to tell you about is that Roots Soda is now available in the recently launched Artisan Roast and Avalanche Records collaboration; now serving customers a cup of joe with their newest musical buy in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket.

Avalanche is one of the longest standing independent music retailers in Scotland and as a small, independent business ourselves, we’re couldn’t be happier to be involved.

As for Artisan Roast, last year we spent many an hour conceiving Roots Soda whilst sipping coffee at Broughton Street. We are continually bowled over to see Roots stocked there now.

On Saturday 3rd of August, Avalanche held a party to celebrate the official, in store arrival of Artisan Roast. Roots were in attendance and we experienced a seriously spectacular night in this brilliant wee shop; drinking espresso and sodas to live sets from the likes of Black Diamond Express, Jason Steine and Alan MacKenzie.

The coffee bar is probably going to become one of our favourite spaces; a retro feel achieved through the use of reclaimed cable drums for tables and a vintage style coffee machine which was brewing some exceptional smelling coffee right up until the shop completely ran out of beans.

The Grassmarket is always alive during the summer months but on Saturday it felt even more special as the sounds of the Tattoo drifted down from the Castle, combining with an impromptu set from a roaming ukulele band and the obligatory Festival fireworks.

We feel more at home than ever amidst the music and the discovery of creativity and sound.

We hope that you do too.

Outside Artisan Roast and Avalanche Records.

Outside Artisan Roast and Avalanche Records.

Inside Artisan Roast and Avalanche Records.

Inside Artisan Roast and Avalanche Records.


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