Farrer’s wins three Great Taste awards

The team at Lake District based tea and coffee merchants John Farrer & Co, Kendal, has been awarded three 1-star Great Taste awards for its first ever entries, putting the company in the top 30% of roasters in the UK.

The team was awarded the internationally recognised awards for Farrer’s Colombian single origin ground coffee, Farrer’s Colombian Nespresso compatible capsules and Farrer’s Lakeland Special Tea.

As well as selling tea and coffee to a range of retail and hospitality businesses up and down the country, the UK’s oldest coffee roasters (founded in 1819) also provides its products to customers through its website, as well as a coffee subscription service.

The Great Taste awards celebrate the very best artisan and specialty producers, with 12,777 products from around the world entered into this year’s awards, with only 3,818 being awarded a 1-star accolade. Judged by 144 of the most discerning palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, buyers, retailers, and producers, as well as food writers and journalists, Great Taste is the most coveted of all food and drink awards.

Dave Walsh, Farrer’s general manager, commented: “We are delighted to have won three Great Taste awards. Not only do these awards show the hard work of our team, but they demonstrate that we are doing justice to the tea and coffee that we source.’’

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