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Patrick Thorne

07 Sep 21

New Ethical Coffee & Vegan & Gluten-Free Café Opens in Tignes

Patrick Thorne

07 Sep 21

A brand-new café in Tignes ticks all the boxes for the ethical-eater with a focus on being both socially and environment-friendly, as well as offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food and drink.

The new Oxygène Café is run by instructors Federico Luzuy and Beatrice Davico, from the Oxygene Val d’Isère team who know Tignes and the people well having lived and worked in the area. Their ambition was to open their own ski school, with a café, in neighbouring Tignes and that dream has now become reality.

Federico and Beatrice have partnered with Caffè Vergnano, a socially and environmentally-friendly Italian brand that supports coffee projects run by women. In 2018, they launched the Women In Coffee programme in partnership with the International Women’s Coffee Alliance. Their mission is to support coffee projects (at all stages: plantation, production & export) run by women, so they can be economically independent.

“We are proud to be the first café supporting them in France in Tignes!” said Federico and Beatrice, adding “We don’t just sell any old coffee…”

Tignes is one of two new resorts where Oxygene is opening snowsports schools this winter, the other being Serre Chevalier. It means they now offer 14 destinations across the French Alps, all with their unique teaching style and native English speaking instructors.

“Our new café in Tignes has opened already and we’re proud to be the first associated café in France partnered with ethical coffee brand, Caffè Vergnano. Both teams of instructors have come from the Oxygene family, out of Val d’Isère, and are now taking our brand to new resorts. We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone back this winter,” said Julien Favre, Oxygene Director.