Eve MacFarlane

Eve MacFarlane

Here on the Secret Coast, we love a good cup of coffee, so you can imagine how excited we were when Eve opened Argyll Coffee Roasters right on our doorstep in 2018, producing high quality, speciality coffee the likes of which, until then, could only be found in the city.

Eve moved to the Secret Coast from Bristol ten years ago, but her connection to the area goes back much further, to her great great grandparents, who would travel from Glasgow for three months every year, to camp at Portavadie. Eve’s parents carried on that tradition, and she has very happy memories of spending childhood holidays in the house she now calls home, taking her children to play in the woods which her forebears explored all those years ago.

For Eve, the process of setting up and running a business on the Secret Coast has been a truly positive one, because of the amazing sense of collaboration within the community. 

Since opening, Argyll Coffee Roasters have worked alongside Argyll Botany Company, Caramiche Artisan Chocolates, and Karen McPhail, whose pottery can be found at the Hayshed Gallery.

To create some unique and beautiful products, as well as working closely with the local hospitality industry to ensure there’s always a perfectly prepared cup of coffee close to hand. As Eve says, the spirt of the Secret Coast is “doing something beautiful, doing it well, and doing it together”.

When it comes to exploring what the Secret Coast has to offer, Eve recommends walking the Stillaig Loop, taking in windswept headlands with breathtaking views over the Sound of Bute and Arran, Bronze Age standing stones, and picturesque cottages. After you’ve slipped off your shoes to paddle in crystal clear waters off the isthmus of Eilean Aoidhe, what better way to warm up again than with a hot cup of Argyll Coffee Roasters’ finest?

You can find Eve’s top tips for making the perfect cup of coffee here.

To learn more about Argyll Coffee Roasters, and purchase coffee directly, visit their website at www.argyllcoffee.co.uk, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

To make an enquiry, you can contact Eve at eve@argyllcoffee.co.uk.