Aroma Coffee Shop was opened by Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church as the village’s first Fairtrade coffee shop in September 2008. It is now a well established part of the community, and many customers have remarked that they don’t know quite what they did before it opened!
Aroma sells a wide range of hot drinks, savoury snacks and handmade cakes, endeavouring to source both fairly traded and local ingredients wherever possible. The food is reasonably priced, and constantly receives good reviews in the local press. The staff love to try out new recipes for soups and salads, and the panini are always a favourite with the customers!
Aroma however is more than just a coffee shop: the vision of the church is that Aroma is an expression of God’s love for the community. It welcomes all, from young to old and has excellent disabled access.
Although it is primarily a place for people to meet and relax, the many volunteers who wait on tables are also there to chat, listen and befriend. Faith is never far away for those who want to find out more, from invitations to local Christian events to more reflective thoughts on tables and displays throughout the year.
Any profit that is made in Aroma goes improving the service offered to customers as well as providing funds for the Aroma Community Fund, a fund which exists to provide small sums of money for local charity and community causes.
Why not pop in and see for yourself. Aroma is open Monday–Saturday 9am–4:30pm. We look forward to seeing you!
Aroma Coffee Shop, 30 The Village, Haxby, York YO32 3HT 01904 750444