120 Years of Coffee with Real Character

Coffee with Real Character  

Lincoln-based, family-run Stokes Tea & Coffee has been brewing up exceptionally fresh roasted beans and blends and serving the finest food for over 120 years – all crafted with love, pride and passion 

Artisan companies like Stokes Tea & Coffee with real passion and heritage are like gold dust. The company has become renowned for unrivalled quality both by wholesale and retail customers and the end results speak for themselves. 

120 years of Bringing out the Best of British 

Stokes is a family company that has weathered many storms since it was established back in 1902, witnessing two world wars, the great economic depression and even 23 Prime Ministers. It’s become a much loved institution. Now in its fourth generation, Nick Peel is the current MD and, along with his team, is putting 120 years of know-how into sourcing, roasting and blending coffee and tea for retail and wholesale customers as well as running two destination cafés and a new takeaway called Stokes To Go, in Lincoln, along with a barista training academy. 

The Lawn Café is located at Stokes’ HQ (where the roastery is also based) in the famous Lawn Building - a former 19th Century asylum on Union Road. The High Bridge Café can be found in an amazing historical, Tudor building, (the only one of its kind in the UK), on the high street; both are favourite haunts for tourists and locals. The new Stokes To Go store is next to the High Bridge and is serving top class takeaway breakfasts, lunches and sweet treats. It's also the only place for miles around serving genuine Cornish pasties! 

Shoppers can buy a vast array of products at Stokes cafés as well as online, including fresh beans, coffee capsules, and all manner of coffee and tea brewing kit. 

Stokes is a company that truly embraces the old and the new. “History and heritage are a huge part of what we’re about – our dedication to quality has been consistent for 120 years, but we’re also constantly looking at new ways to innovate and delight our customers “, explains MD Nick Peel. 

From accredited barista training and experiences at the impressive inhouse, dedicated training academy to the Stokes Coffee Club subscription service, the company is doing huge amounts to share the love and knowledge of coffee far and wide. And one of the company’s most exciting new innovations is its range of virtual events, where guests can enjoy a full sensory experience online with a professional coffee or tea tasting session.

Participants which include some of the Fortune 500 companies, have enjoyed receiving their very own tasting kits before joining one of the Stokes expert Master Roasters online to share something fun and interesting and learn about the fascinating world of tea or coffee. 

Many hospitality businesses are also signing up for machine and product supplies from Stokes due to the unrivalled service, support and quality provided.

With further plans afoot, Stokes is a great British Business that has an exciting future and looks forward to leading for the next 120 years!

For more information visit stokescoffee.com