About Stokes

Stokes Tea & Coffee all began in 1892 when Robert William Stokes moved to Lincoln, then in 1902, he began selling tea and coffee. The full history of Stokes can be found here - join us on a journey through time and see what has made us the company we are today. 

Today, Stokes remains a family company, with Robert's great grandson, Nick Peel, the current MD, and the fourth generation to take the helm of the Stokes Tea & Coffee company.

Here at Stokes, we understand that it's our people, customers and communities who have helped make us what we are today and we give back whenever we can by sponsoring local enterprises, donating to charities and giving to good causes. We also support local businesses by using the finest local produce to create our delicious dishes and treats on the menus at our cafes, and lovely products available from our online shop.

We do everything possible to make sure that every business partner, from our team in the UK and our local communities to our suppliers on the other side of the globe are treated fairly. One of the ways we do this is by purchasing coffee and tea through companies that have direct links to our farmers. We even source coffee from the most sustainable farm in Brazil! This way, we know where every penny goes including to local hospitals, schools and other services that benefit farmers and their families.

We also use organisations such as Fair Trade and the Rainforest Alliance and support charities like Coffee Kids which encourages better medical care and education in coffee growing communities. We regularly donate to charities like Project Waterfall and will continue to work with and care about our communities both near and far.

You can read more about our Ethical, Sustainable and Responsible approach here.

Stokes has always worked hard to deliver excellence and we're as proud to serve you today as we always have been.

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We will deliver the best experience for every customer, every time and we look forward to serving you soon.