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Kula Coffee Hut is a beautiful Shepherds Hut serving artisan barista coffee, speciality teas, hot chocolates and home baking at iconic Duffus Castle on Duffus Estate, owned by Ed and Caroline Dunbar.
You can relax with a fresh barista coffee, sitting in one of Kula’s ‘tattie shacks’ (converted tattie box!) and watch the light change over the castle ruins or perhaps spot some local wildlife. Alternatively, you can explore the castle ruins with a ‘take away’ coffee and walk your dog or even let your children run off steam!
We believe in supporting local or Scottish where possible and have researched suppliers who make their products with a passion for quality, whilst also demonstrating their environmental credentials. We proudly have a Visit Scotland Great Taste Award and a Green Tourism Bronze Award.
Everything about Kula has been considered, including the name, ‘Kula’. Ed’s late father, Sir Archie, spent 17 years in Africa. When researching ‘Kula’ we discovered it means ‘feast’ or ‘eat’ in Swahili and is a yogic term meaning ‘share’ or ‘community’ in Sanskrit. We identified with this; it sums up what we are trying to achieve at Duffus whilst also paying tribute to our family’s African connection.
LET'S TALK COFFEE
The coffee we serve...
The perfect pairing...
For non-coffee drinkers...
Kula Coffee Hut gives visitors the opportunity to have a brew with a view at Duffus Castle. We proudly serve freshly roasted, single origin, specialty Brazilian coffee from Speyside Coffee Roasting Co in nearby Garmouth. They roast their beans weekly to ensure maximum freshness. We also offer their delicious sparkling water process, Yemen/Ethiopian decaf. Our milk is locally sourced from Mill of Tynet farm – we’ve even met the cows that produce our amazing milk for your coffees! Alternative milks are also available.
Those with a sweet tooth should try one of our delicious fancy pieces – a personal favourite is our Millionaires Shortbread. A classic pairing! Those who prefer a savoury treat should try one of Baker Hazel’s amazing sausage rolls – they are famous locally!
Our decadent Columbian dark drinking chocolate from Coco Chocolatier.
VISIT DUFFUS CASTLE, DUFFUS ESTATE
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Duffus Castle is such a special place - you can just feel the history of this iconic ruin and walk in the footsteps to those who lived and worked here long ago. Now a peaceful ruin, you can walk around the moat keeping a look out for tadpoles and frogs and spot wild flowers in the grass. You can also climb up into the castle ruins and take in the glorious views over the Laich of Moray, whilst watching for local wildlife such as roe deer, hare or partridge. You might even be lucky enough to witness a fly by from a Typhoon or Poseidon from nearby RAF Lossiemouth – a sight be behold.
We welcome everyone to Kula Coffee Hut. We have a picnic table specifically designed for use by wheelchair users (or prams).
Explore the ruins of iconic Duffus Castle. There is a circular rough grass path around the perimeter of the castle grounds following the moat. You can also walk right up the castle ruins and explore. Ideal for children and dog walkers, the main access is via a ‘kissing gate’ style swing gate, therefore any pushchairs would have to be lifted over.
**Please note, whilst Duffus Castle is on Duffus Estate, responsibility for it is held by Historic Environment Scotland. They have a ‘kissing’ gate style swing gate in place, allowing foot access into the site. There is a larger gate that can only be opened by wheelchair users who have a RADAR key. Kula Coffee Hut and Duffus Estate do not have keys to this gate**
REMEMBER TO LEAVE. NO. TRACE
Where possible, drop your take away cups back to the coffee shop
Make the use of your KEEP CUPS to reduce take away packaging
Use public bins and where possible the correct, public recycling bins
If there are no bins, take your cups home and recycle accordingly