Corrorima Spice

We use Corrorima to add an unique flavour to our Pork Belly.

The plant is native to Tanzania, western Ethiopia (in the vicinity of Lake Tana and Gelemso), south-western Sudan, western Uganda. In Ethiopian cuisine, the cardamom also known as Korarima, Korerima, False Cardamom and Ethiopian Cardamom, is hugely different in taste, smell and size to its smaller black and green cousins.

The smaller black pod usethiopian-food-cardamom-korerima-injera-recipes1-768x384ed in lots of Indian (Asian) cooking does has a small resemblance and is far closer is taste than the green type.

Known as Hill cardamom, Bengal cardamom, greater cardamom, Indian cardamom, Nepal cardamom, winged cardamom, or even brown cardamom, is roughly a eighth of the size as the one used in Ethiopia.

The more common green cardamom is much smaller than even its black cousin and in taste, does not even get close to much larger Ethiopian variety.

Ethiopian cardamom, or false cardamom, is obtained from the plant’s seeds (usually dried), and is extensively used in Ethiopian cooking. It is an ingredient in berbere, mitmita, awaze, and other spice mixtures, and is also used to flavor coffee.


A Londoner’s guide to being more environmentally friendly

Here at The Wesley Hotel, we pride ourselves in our dedication to sustainable business practice, working to protect our surroundings and minimise our carbon footprint. Whilst this can at times be a challenge, we encourage you to take on that challenge and follow our lead! Working and living in London there are plenty of ways you can become more environmentally friendly – here are just a few…


Walk to work

It’s the easiest and likely the most recommended way to reduce your carbon footprint, walking to work instead of driving or taking the bus or tube is not only far more environmentally friendly, it’s excellent exercise and a great way to take in the sights of the city.



Do you receive a crazy amount of junk mail through your letterbox each and every day? It’s likely because you have unintentionally subscribed to something you don’t actually have any interest in. So, rather than chuck those unwanted letters away, have a read of them and find out how to unsubscribe!


Turn off the taps

Are you guilty of leaving the taps running whilst you brush your teeth or wash the dishes? Did you know that you waste around 6 litres of water per minute when you leave the tap running? Just think how much water you could be saving simply by turning off the tap when it needn’t continue running!


Wash cold

No, we’d never suggest you take a freezing shower in the morning, although we’re quite sure it would help to wake you up! Rather than wash your clothes at your normal setting, most washing machines have an eco-friendly option which generally means they wash at a slower speed and cooler temp. Time to check the manual!


Switch off the lights

We’re all guilty of leaving lights on when we’re not even home, but by switching off your lights for just a few seconds you will save more energy than it takes for the light to start up again, regardless of the type of light. Not only will this help you to save money, but the environment too.


To find out more about how The Wesley hotel strives to be green, head to our website or feel free to contact us directly.

What really is an Ethical Hotel?

“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”

― Henry David Thoreau


As the first ethical hotel in the UK and the only London hotel to earn the Social Enterprise Mark Award, TheWesley maintains a steadfast commitment to sustainable operations and social responsibility.

At The Wesley, “green” isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a way of life. Our innovative eco-friendly programs and initiatives are designed to protect our surroundings and minimise our carbon footprint.

We believe that business ethics are moral judgements about what is right and what is wrong. Although these decisions are typically made on more personal levels, the culture of our entire hotel enterprise is influenced and guided by this way of thinking.

How are we Ethical?

  • Social enterprise markTheWesley was first awarded a Social Enterprise Mark in 2012. The Social Enterprise
    Mark recognises an organisation that earmarks a portion of its profits towards beneficial social and environmental programs.
  • new_gtbs_logo_to_useWe have a Green Tourism award! Green Tourism offers credible, trustworthy and independent guidance to tourism businesses wishing to operate sustainably.
  • We hand pick our suppliers that are accredited by Fair Trade.
  • We are registered to the City of London Climate Pledge and the Camden Climate Change Alliance.
  • Most of our bedrooms have reducers installed in the toilet flush and we invested in water efficient kitchen appliances.
  • The majority of our food is locally sourced from farms outside London and we only use ingredients from sustainable suppliers.
  • TheWesley maintains several waste segregation programs to ensure we are maximising waste reduction in all manner of operations.
  • For the past three years all food waste at the hotel has been fully recycled, resulting in a 100% reduction in landfill usage.
  • Sustainable procurement isn’t simply about being “green.” It’s about being socially and ethically responsible. All hotel managers who handle purchasing for their departments are trained to evaluate a specific supplier’s suitability from an eco-friendly standpoint.