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Stringbag Coffee

Stringbag Coffee


The Fairy Swordfish was designed and developed in the 1930's as a torpedo bomber for the Fleet Air Arm. Affectionately nicknamed by her crews as the 'Stringbag' by the advent of the Second World War its design was already out of date. 


However, the Stringbag would consistently perform under the most arduous of missions, most notably Taranto Harbour in November 1940 and landing the crippling blow that would see the Bismark disabled allowing for the Royal Navy to finish the job. 


Our Stringbag coffee is based on Swordfish W5856, owned and operated by Navy Wings. Currently in the markings of 820 Squadron, the Fleet Air Arm Squadron that was responsible for the attack on the Bismark in 1941. 


Stringbag coffee is sourced from Lake Toba, in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia,. The beans are parted from their fruit using the local technique called Giling Basoh, or 'wet grinding' which imparts wonderful earthy tones into the coffee. This helps to create the smoky, spicy aromas. 


The work of Navy Wings and their amazing collection of Fleet Air Arm aircraft can be found at 


    This product is roasted fresh to order and is disptached within 24 hours of receiving your order (Mon-Fri exc Bank holidays). 

    All non-consumable goods are dispatched from our fulfillment centre and may arrive before or after any coffee or tea products within the same order. Please note this does not affect the price paid at checkout for shipping and handling.


    We are unable to accept the return of any items that have been opened. We will only accept the return of an item if it is not what you have ordered. This includes incorrect grind types to that which was ordered.


    This product cannot be shipped into the United States. If you would like to buy Warbird Coffee and live in the USA, please visit

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