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Kula Coffee Hut

Serving artisan barista coffee, speciality tea and more

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Kula Coffee Hut

Kula Coffee Hut is our beautiful Shepherds Hut serving artisan barista coffee, speciality tea, artisan hot chocolate and fancy pieces at iconic Duffus Castle. For opening times see fb KulaAtTheCastle or Insta KulaCoffeeHut

We believe in supporting local or Scottish suppliers where we can. Therefore we have diligently researched our products and suppliers for the best coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fancy pieces and soft drinks. All of these moreover are made with a passion for quality, whilst also being able to demonstrate their environmental credentials. This has supported us in achieving the ‘Taste our Best’ award from Visit Scotland.

We chose to stock freshly roasted coffee from Speyside Coffee Roasting Co in Garmouth. Speyside Coffee has a huge local following and we are delighted to be helping support a fabulous local business which produces a great product. 

Other local businesses we are proud to stock and support are Stew ‘n’ Drew’s ice cream from Hopeman and also freshly baked fancy pieces from The Bake Project in Elgin. We also took great care in deciding to stock Eteaket, from Edinburgh, for our selection of loose leaf, compostable tea bags. Coco Chocolatier, another Edinburgh firm for their stunningly decadent Columbian dark drinking chocolate. 

Community

Everything about the coffee hut has been considered, including the name, Kula. Ed’s late father, Sir Archie, spent 17 years in Africa teaching agriculture.  His time in Africa was very important to him and we always wanted to recognise this. 

When researching ‘Kula’ we discovered that it means ‘feast’ or ‘eat’ in Swahili.  It also appears in other languages with lovely meanings such as ‘community’ in Sanskrit and is also used by the yoga community to mean ‘a sense of belonging’.  We really identified with this and felt it summed up what we are trying to achieve at Duffus whilst also paying tribute to our family’s African connection. 

Kula Coffee Hut in the sunshine
Jennifer at Kula

Brew With A View

We have plans to extend the network of paths on the Estate. One of which will enable visitors to walk to Duffus Castle from Duffus House without leaving the Estate’s boundaries. This will link up two iconic structures that have played an important part in Moray’s history over the years.  

Duffus Castle, although part of the Estate, has been under the custodianship of Historic Environment Scotland for many years but is still free to visit. The castle ruins are popular with local dog walkers, photographers and young families and tourists exploring the area. 

Kula Coffee Hut gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy delicious refreshments whilst stepping back in time visiting the castle ruins.

Bike Maintenance

Kula Coffee Hut has a Bike Maintenance Station. What’s more, it arrived courtesy of funding from Rothes Windfarm. Many customers choose to visit during a cycle run and we were sure that this bike maintenance station would be helpful and support our journey towards sustainability.

Gordon from Keirans Legacy and Ed with the defib

Defibrillator

Spring 2023 saw the addition of a defibrillator at Kula Coffee Hut. It was installed by local charity Keirans Legacy (our nominated charity of the year 2023). Having this life-saving equipment can really make a difference in an emergency. Gordon, from Keirans Legacy, and Ed were onsite at Kula, delighted to see it installed.

Kula Coffee Hut Gallery

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