New coffee station opens for Welwyn Garden City commuters

PUBLISHED: 17:45 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:45 11 October 2018

The Faris+Ray mobile unit has opened on the Wheat Quarter site by owner Imran Behlim (pictured). Picture: Wheat Quarter.

The Faris+Ray mobile unit has opened on the Wheat Quarter site by owner Imran Behlim (pictured). Picture: Wheat Quarter.


A new artisan coffee station has opened as part of the Wheat Quarter’s plans to bring a “whole new experience” to Welwyn Garden City.

The Faris+Ray mobile unit has opened on the Wheat Quarter site, previously known as the Shredded Wheat Factory. 
It offers freshly roasted, ethically sourced and organic beans from all around the globe including Kenya, Ethiopia, Brazil, El Salvador, and Myanmar.

Faris+Ray’s qualified baristas will be serving beans from the award-winning Clifton Coffee Roasters of Bristol using state of the art equipment from a specially designed tuck. 
They will also be serving a range of ethically sourced and organic teas from Canton Tea as well as Bombay Chai lattes from Jeeves and Jericho and speciality turmeric and beetroot blend lattes from Blendsmiths. 
In keeping with their ‘best of British’ philosophy, Faris+Ray are going to offer a selection of Dalston’s sodas made with all natural and ethically sourced ingredients.
John West at The Wheat Quarter said: “We are very excited to be able to bring Faris+Ray to Welwyn Garden City. 
“They are exactly the kind of exciting artisan business we hope to welcome as the development takes shape.”
Faris+Ray founder, Imran Behlim, formerly worked in media and advertising for companies such as MTV. 
His passion for coffee led to him qualifying as a barista so he could pursue his dream of opening his own coffee business. 
He said: “Working in Soho has exposed me to all kinds of trends in speciality coffees and teas that I am really passionate about.
“Being part of The Wheat Quarter means I can bring a whole new experience to Welwyn Garden City.”
Faris+Ray will be open for business at the bottom of the railway bridge on Hyde Way every weekday from 7.30am to 2pm.

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