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Where would we be without Coffee getting us out of bed in the morning? Most know (and love!) these beans for their great flavour and caffeinated kick. Others, however, prefer taste and taste alone, and instead opt for a Decaf Coffee. Whatever your preference, you’ve chosen well with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Freshness is our guarantee with every product you buy from us. But have you ever wondered about the ins and outs of your morning brew?   If so, look no further than here. We have gathered all the information you need to know about your favourite beverage. From facts to figures; history to health benefits, you never need to be in the dark again. That is, of course, unless you choose a ‘Dark’ Roasted! Discover the wonder of Ethiopian Coffee. Come to terms with “What is an Espresso?”. Alternatively, find out “Is Coffee Good For You?”, “How is Coffee Roasted?” or “How To Make Iced Coffee?”.

  1. Best Dairy Free Milk For Coffee

    Best Dairy Free Milk For Coffee

    Making lifestyle adjustments to combat the increasingly controversial dairy industry, as well as climate change, has recently risen in popularity. Those wishing to do more for the environment might start by switching the milk they add to their morning brew. But what is the best dairy free milk for Coffee? The good news is that there is a vast multitude Read more...
  2. How to Make a Strong Cup of Tea

    How to Make a Strong Cup of Tea

    For some, Tea is best served strong. But how, exactly, does one make a strong cup of Tea? There are actually a couple of answers to this question, which we will explore in the blog below. Read on to find out more about how to make a strong cup of Tea and what types to use. We will also explore:  Read more...
  3. How much do you earn making tea at work?

    How much do you earn making tea at work?

    The average UK worker’s routine wouldn’t be the same without their morning brew or afternoon caffeine boost via a good old fashioned cup of tea. But how much is your cuppa worth? Have you ever considered how much you get paid to make your tea (when you don’t work in a coffee shop)? Well, we’ve created a handy tool to Read more...
  4. How To Make Irish Coffee

    How To Make Irish Coffee

    No dinner party should be without a deliciously indulgent (and rather naughty!) Irish Coffee. Even if you don’t have any social events planned, this beverage is the perfect choice for cold, autumnal evenings. In fact, whatever the time of year, Irish Coffee makes for a great end to the day! But what is Irish Coffee, exactly - and how do Read more...
  5. Lapacho Tea Benefits - Reasons to Drink this Tea

    Lapacho Tea Benefits - Reasons to Drink this Tea

    Have you ever heard of Lapacho Tea Benefits? No? Well, it’s time that you did! Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we take great pride in bringing unknown brews to light. While the likes of Green, Black, Peppermint and Camomile Tea continue to gain popularity, there are other choices worth considering. Lapacho Tea is one such Read more...
  6. Ethiopian Coffee - All You Need to Know

    Ethiopian Coffee - All You Need to Know

    People love Ethiopian Coffee Beans, perhaps more so than any other brew. But why? Could it be because Ethiopia, a country in Africa, was the birthplace of both humanity AND Coffee? Homo Sapiens spread out from the continent some 70,000 years ago, thus moulding the world we know today. The discovery of Coffee, meanwhile, dates back only a few hundred Read more...
  7. Chrysanthemum Tea Benefits

    Chrysanthemum Tea Benefits

    Chrysanthemum is more than just a pretty flower. According to research, when brewed as a Herbal infusion, it might also come with Chrysanthemum Tea benefits. Though long revered for its outstanding beauty, today many are using it to improve life in small yet significant ways. The question begs: what can it do for you? This article will look into all Read more...
  8. Is Coffee a Laxative?

    Is Coffee a Laxative?

    No one can deny that Coffee gets us out of bed in the morning. However, after a cup or two, it seems to have us running to the toilet, Is Coffee a Laxative?. For some, this can be somewhat of an inconvenience, while for others, it has since become part of the routine. So, is Coffee a laxative? This article Read more...
  9. Best Teas For Bloating

    Best Teas For Bloating

    A lovely, wholesome meal can sometimes be ruined by boating. Indeed, no one likes to feel swollen and uncomfortable at the best of times. Is there an easy, “fix-all” solution? Not exactly. However, there are, without a doubt, a few types of Tea that can help, thats right we have tea for bloating.What are the Best Teas for bloating? In Read more...
  10. Effects Of Caffeine On You

    Effects Of Caffeine On You

    What does caffeine do to the body? What effects does it have? For starters, it depends on the individual. It also depends on the amount of caffeine intake. In this article, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company will talk you through the basics of caffeine. We will explore the science behind it, as well as its potential health Read more...
  11. How is Coffee Roasted?

    How is Coffee Roasted?

    How is Coffee roasted? It’s a journey of sorts, one that uses state-of-the-art technology, as well as the care and diligence of individual workers. Roasting is arguably one of the most crucial stages of the Coffee process. Indeed, from plant to cup, nothing quite defines one’s morning brew more than roasting. In this blog, you will find out exactly why Read more...
  12. What is an Espresso?

    What is an Espresso?

    Understanding “what is an Espresso?” has caused many a headache among our customers. This is with good reason, seeing as it appears even the internet can’t agree on a definition. The good news is that, here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we can. While this is potentially one of the most misunderstood aspects of the world Read more...
  13. Yerba Mate Benefits

    Yerba Mate Benefits

    Watching the football recently, you may well have seen some of the players drinking an unfamiliar beverage. At first glance, you might be forgiven for seeing a straw in a coconut. This is not so. The likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero have, in fact, been drinking Yerba Mate. This extraordinary high caffeine Herbal Tea has become Read more...
  14. Is Coffee Good For You?

    Is Coffee Good For You?

    It’s no secret that Coffee gets us out of bed in the morning. Indeed, many of us can’t seem to make it through the day without this delicious, invigorating brew. But is Coffee good for you in any other ways? Are there proven health benefits to drinking it frequently? Tea has claimed most of the headlines in recent years due Read more...
  15. How Many Calories in a Cup of Coffee?

    How Many Calories in a Cup of Coffee?

    How many calories in a cup of Coffee? It depends. For the most, however, it’s good news. In this article, we will look into the factors that influence the calories in Coffee. We will also determine, once and for all, if your morning brew can complement a healthy and active lifestyle. As soon as you know the facts, you can Read more...
  16. Coffee Crisis 2019  - Will It Affect You

    Coffee Crisis 2019 - Will It Affect You

    Recent reports have emerged suggesting that the global Coffee Industry has experienced a dramatic fall in prices since 2017. Evidence indicates that an increasing percentage of Coffee farmers, particularly in Central and South America, have abandoned their estates and plantations. This coffee crisis is part due to hunger and food insecurity, which may soon affect Coffee consumers around the world Read more...
  17. How To Make Iced Coffee

    How To Make Iced Coffee

    It’s official: summer has arrived. During the hotter months, we tend to drink less warm beverages and more infusions of the ‘chilled’ variety. In previous articles, we’ve already talked about how to make Iced Tea. What about how to make Iced Coffee? Wait, Iced Coffee? That’s a thing? Absolutely. What’s more, it’s becoming increasingly popular, particularly among those who simply Read more...
  18. Guatemala Coffee Guide

    Guatemala Coffee Guide

    Welcome to the world of Guatemala Coffee. This Central American country, with its vast mountain ranges and deep river valleys, has for over 150 years produced outstanding Coffee beans of unparalleled quality. It is, according to recent statistics, the second largest Coffee producer of the Central American region - and with good reason, too. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Read more...
  19. How Much Caffeine In A Cup Of Coffee?

    How Much Caffeine In A Cup Of Coffee?

    Coffee gets us out of bed in the morning. Pure and simple. The reason? Caffeine in Coffee. We can’t seem to get enough of the stuff, particularly when we’re feeling tired and groggy and need an extra boost. But what do we really know about it? How much Caffeine in Coffee is there? What even is it? What are the Read more...
  20. 5 Coffees You Must Try

    5 Coffees You Must Try

    What gets you out of bed in the morning? If you’re anything like us, then it’s time for a cup of Coffee. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company stock over 70 different Types of Coffee, each as delicious as the last, but this week, we’re promoting five that’ll have you throwing off the duvet and putting on your Read more...
  21. Our Flavoured Coffee Selection

    Our Flavoured Coffee Selection

    Coffee Connoisseurs are very particular when choosing their morning brew. We all want only the best from our Coffee, so surely a Flavoured Coffee Bean is far from exemplary? One just needs to look in the right place: The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company has an amazing selection. Every one of our Flavoured Coffees, from chocolate flavoured to Read more...
  22. History of Coffee

    History of Coffee

    The expansive culture surrounding coffee, in every shape and form, has been embedded in various societies and cultures across the globe for over 1,000 years. Its aroma and taste have become a familiar part of daily routines in both developed and developing countries from England to Rwanda, Italy to Turkey, and from the United States to Brazil. Coffee is presently Read more...
  23. London Coffee Festival 2016

    London Coffee Festival 2016

    As you all probably know, although we are awesome at providing the public with an online space to buy high quality, low cost and a wide variety of teas and coffees (while being exceptionally humble about it) we also stock cafes, hotels and shops with our products, with this we took a trip to the London Coffee Festival. London Coffee Festival Read more...
  24. French Breakfast Tea Superior

    French Breakfast Tea Superior

    For the sophisticated French palate we have created a special blend of highest quality loose leaf black teas. The Assam estate tea we use is a Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe Special production with plenty of golden tips and a very fine Keemun Mao Feng. A beautiful looking leaf with a great tasting liquor with chocolatey and spicy notes Read more...
  25. Almond and Cinnamon Black Tea

    Almond and Cinnamon Black Tea

    We have decided to use two of our most popular ingredients together to create an amazing new taste. Our Almond and Cinnamon Tea is a special spicy flavoured tea with a nice black tea base. We use a China Black Tea with the very lovely mixture of cinnamon with almonds to make our chai. The delicious notes of creamy almond go Read more...
  26. Welsh Breakfast Tea

    Welsh Breakfast Tea

    This is our Welsh Breakfast tea - one of our newest additions to our breakfast tea collection! It complements our English, Irish and Scottish tea very nicely. We have used a blend of our single estate house Assam along with an orthodox Kenyan leaf tea.     This medium sized leaf has a nice dark colour to it from both Read more...
  27. Orange and Eucalyptus Rooibos Tea

    Orange and Eucalyptus Rooibos Tea

    The Eucalyptus tree can be found mostly in Australia - sometimes with a sleepy Koala perched having a snooze! Between sleeping for 22-23 hours a day, the Eucalyptus leaf is a Koala's main source of food. The tree is also the reason for the blue haze that you can see in the Blue Mountains. The oil from the tree evaporates Read more...
  28. Red Chai Tea

    Red Chai Tea

    This is our fiery new Rooibos based Chai Tea. We use nice hot and spicy ingredients to create a wonderfully new exotic taste. We add traditional Chai ingredients such as aniseed, ginger and cinnamon to the Rooibos that gives it its unique taste.   The leaf in the bag looks very busy! You can see all the ingredients used on Read more...
  29. Night of the Iguana Tea

    Night of the Iguana Tea

    Our wonderful new tea, Night of the Iguana, is named after the play written by Tennessee Williams - a noted tea lover himself. It was often considered to be the last major artistic, critical and box office success for Williams, but that didn't stop an avid fan of the playwright to create a chai tea after the play. He used a Read more...
  30. Queen Mary English Tea

    Queen Mary English Tea

    Our Queen Mary tea is inspired by what was once the world's largest and fastest ocean liner. This ship was the pinnacle of the art of shipbuilding for its day and put into service in 1936. She became famous on both sides of the Atlantic for her iconic and elegante style. In 1940, she was sent to be used in Read more...
  31. Tea

    Tea

    Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company is a UK Wholesale company selling over 700 types of tea. Mixing between both speciality tea bags and loose leaf, we pack fresh to order in our factory in Pluckley. We supply many countries around the world with: Black Teas Green Teas White Teas Oolong Teas Gurkha Teas Flavoured Teas Traditional English Breakfast Teas Earl Read more...
  32. Coffee

    Coffee

    We have been roasting our own coffee for over 30 years with the latest 'state of the art' Nuehaus Neotec fluidized air-bed system. We maintain consistent quality with every roast, so you know everytime you order your coffee, you are getting the best! You can buy or browse over 60 different types of coffee online or in our factory shop in Read more...

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