John Farrer & Co receives Great Taste Award for signature blended coffee

The team at Lake District-based tea and coffee merchants John Farrer & Co, Kendal, have been awarded a 1-star Great Taste award.

The team were awarded an internationally recognised award for Farrer’s No1 blended coffee on Tuesday, 21st September, which brings their total number of Great Taste accolades up to four so far.

For over two centuries John Farrer’s Signature blend of high grown Arabica beans has captivated coffee drinkers. Carefully sourced from some of the world’s finest coffee regions, Farrer’s No. 1 Blend is roasted by a team of experts to deliver a coffee with a superbly well-rounded body, vibrant acidity, flavours of chocolate and nuts with citrus fruit top notes.

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 also provide their products to customers through their website providing innovative products like their coffee subscription service.

Each year The Great Taste awards celebrate the very best artisan and specialty producers. This year was no exception with over 14,000 products submitted into this year’s awards, and of those only 4,027 products were lucky enough to attain a 1-star accolade.

Judged by 355 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 another Great Taste award, adding to the three we won last year. These awards acknowledge the hard work of our team, but they also show that we are creating coffees that people enjoy and are doing justice to the tea and coffee that we source and roast.’’

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