Yorkshire coffee grown in greenhouse

The use of a greenhouse has allowed coffee to be harvested in Yorkshire, it has been revealed.

Coffee beans have been harvested by Taylors of Harrogate in a first for the county, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.

While the beans themselves are from Kenya, buyers at the business are now given the chance to taste coffee grown in Yorkshire soil thanks to the sites greenhouse.

Buyer Mike Riley tells the publication: "At Taylors we travel the world to find the highest quality beans for our blends, so it makes a change to find them at home.

"The crop is very small, but at least we have enough for our team to enjoy a cup full of flavour."

Red coffee cherries were initially grown in the greenhouse before the green beans were extracted and roasted, with plans to compare the coffee to batches from elsewhere in the world.

Those hoping to grow their own coffee may wish to invest in a greenhouse too, in light of guidance from the British Coffee Association.

According to the organisation, a temperature of 24 degrees C and shelter from strong winds are ideal for growing the plant.