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Colombia is to Coffee what China is to Tea and France is to wine: arguably the best of the best. Such is the case with our Colombian Coffee, a medium-roasted delight of the finest quality.

This deep, rich, invigorating beverage offers a well-balanced flavour with sweet undertones. It is, unmistakably, one of our most popular varieties. You can discover why today.

How to Make Colombian Coffee

We make Colombian Coffee using the state-of-the-art Neuhaus Neotec fluidised air-bed system, which primarily uses convection heat transference to roast the beans. It’s worth noting, too, that The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company pack it fresh to order.

Whatever you’re looking for from your morning cuppa, you’ve surely found it here. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Colombian Coffee Crop

This South American country produces around 12% of the world’s Coffee – third after Brazil and Vietnam, respectively. This amounts to approximately 810,000 tonnes made every year, most of which grows at altitudes between 1,000 and 2,000 metres above sea level.

Such elevations contribute to the acidity of Colombian Coffee, which is to the taste of many a connoisseur.

Is Colombian Coffee Arabica?

Colombian Coffee plants tend to be – as is the case with the beans we use here – arabica. This is often an older, more mature type of bean considered to be of the highest calibre.

Brewed Arabica Coffee, regardless of its origins, has characteristically heavy aromas with smoother tastes. Such is the case if you’re wondering, “What does Colombian Coffee Taste like?” You now have your answer.

Colombian Coffee Beans Facts and Origins

Its history dates back to the arrival of the European Jesuits during the 17th century. However, the first overseas shipments of Coffee Beans from Colombia didn’t occur until 1835.

Three decades later, Colombian Coffee emerged as the nation’s dominant export crop. By 1875, it was sending 170,000 bags to North America and Europe. This increased to 17,000,000 bags by 1992.

Colombian Coffee Fields and Farms

Nowadays, the country’s Coffee industry consists of over 500,000 farms, most of which are small landholdings of five hectares or less, scattered across numerous regions.

In choosing our Colombian Coffee, then, you’re opting to support the livelihoods of countless communities. What’s more, you’re getting a truly delicious, wholesome brew from start to finish.

Colombian Roast Coffee Caffeine:

Caffeine is a stimulating chemical compound found in around 60 plants. This includes Tea (Camellia sinensis), cocoa (Theobroma cacao) and, of course, Coffee (Coffea).

You can, therefore, expect around 100 to 150-mg of caffeine per 8-oz cup. If you’re looking to cut down your intake, consider buying a Decaf Coffee. Otherwise, Colombian Coffee will, undoubtedly, get you out of bed in the morning!

Is Colombian Coffee Good?

Fundamentally, Colombian Coffee is an excellent choice for many reasons. Whether you’re hoping to serve it hot or make a Colombian cold brew Coffee, you’ve undoubtedly decided exceptionally well.

It has unmatchable renown, unmatchable quality, unmatchable history and, potentially, an unmatchable future. Now all that’s left is for you to buy Colombian Coffee online or in-store.


Our Fair Trade Coffee Blend enables you to enjoy a delicious, invigorating brew with a clear conscience. As the name suggests, it has received Fair Trade certification. This ensures that it meets the high standards put in place for ethics, transparency and respect from bean to cup.

It tastes great, too, having been roasted using the latest state-of-the-art Neuhaus Neotec fluidised air-bed system.

Perhaps best of all, we pack our Fair Trade Coffee Blend, like almost all of our products, fresh to order. This guarantees not only quality but also consistency with every cuppa brewed. Whatever you’re looking for from your morning brew, you’ve undoubtedly come to the right place.

Why not try Fair Trade Coffee Blend today and adorn your mug with this remarkable infusion?

About Fair Trade Coffee Blend

The beans found in this blend come from Brazil, Colombia and Ethiopia. Each country has something unique, indeed extraordinary, to offer when it comes to the Coffee they produce.

And when combined, it makes for a match made in heaven. Not only does this fusion provide indulgent flavours, though; it also comes with the assurance that every Coffee is certified Fair Trade.

Ethiopia, in particular, is the home of Coffee. It was here many centuries ago that, according to legend, a goat herder witnessed his flock gorging on unfamiliar berries. When he tried them for himself, a feeling of boosted energy overcame him.

Without knowing it at the time, the man had just discovered Coffee – or so the story goes! All we know for sure is that its immense popularity has since spread across the world.


Brazil and Colombia, on the other hand, are today the first and the third largest Coffee producers, respectively. The Coffee plant likely arrived in South America at some point during the 18th century, and has since become a staple of society. By choosing our Fair Trade Coffee Blend, you are supporting the livelihoods of thousands of Coffee workers in Ethiopia, Brazil, Colombia and many other areas!


Guatemala Maragogype Dark Roast is a dark-roasted, high-grown, Central American Coffee consisting of washed arabica beans. It is the counterpart to our Guatemalan Maragogype Elephant Coffee.

When brewed, it has a deep, slightly bitter flavour well-suited to those who like a hearty brew. We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory, ensuring quality and consistency.

It’s worth noting, too, that Guatemala Maragogype Dark Roast, as you might expect, contains a considerable amount of caffeine.

Indeed, contrary to popular belief, the roasting of the beans has little effect on how much of this stimulating chemical compound is held within. Expect around 100-120-mg per 8-oz cup – more than enough to get you out of bed in the morning.

Guatemala Maragogype – All You Need to Know

While our Guatemala Maragogype Dark Roast Coffee is unmistakably Guatemalan, its name is not. The “Mara” in Maragogype originates from a Brazillian town where this arabica variety was first discovered.

What makes it distinctive is the large size of the beans. Cultivation has since taken place in Guatemala, which is the 10th largest Coffee producing country in the world.

In Central America, specifically, this country ranks second in terms of the quantity of Coffee grown and processed. The practise dates back hundreds of years to the time of Spanish colonisation in the 17th century.

However, it wasn’t until the 1800s that it became a commercially successful export crop. The reason for this sudden change in the industry is twofold.

Factors that Changed Guatemala Coffee

The first factor involved a series of political movements beginning with Guatemala’s independence from Spain in 1821. It was initially part of the First Mexican Empire until 1824, whereby it was incorporated into the Federal Republic of Central America.

Finally, in 1841, the nation became fully independent and autonomous, which coincided with the second factor: the collapse of the local indigo industry.

By 1859, having filled the void left by indigo, over a half million Coffee plants flourished in the regions of Antigua, Coban, Fraijanes and San Marcos. Production increased further when Justo Rufino Barrios (1835-1885) became president and dictator, seizing land and reserving it for Coffee farming.

More dictators, coups, civil wars and economic struggles saw Coffee sales fluctuate over the next century.

Since 1997, Guatemala’s Coffee enterprises have steadied somewhat. It now makes top-quality Coffee – including, of course, our Guatemala Maragogype Dark Roast Coffee.

What’s more, we help it to reach its full potential with the latest state-of-the-art Neuhaus Neotec fluidised air-bed system. This process functions by using heat transference to roast the beans. Why not try it today?

Origin: Guatemala, Central America.


You’ve just found the best Italian Roast Coffee this side of Trieste, a dark-roasted delight from start to finish. Expect nothing but sweet, syrupy, nutty notes with every sip.

We pack it fresh to order here at our Pluckley-based factory, nestled within the beautiful Kentish countryside. This is our way of ensuring not only quality but also consistency with every cuppa brewed.

What is an Italian Coffee?

Italian Coffee culture is world-famous. It is indeed difficult to imagine the country without conjuring images of thriving streetside bistros populated by Coffee-sipping patrons.

However, there is a little more to our Italian Roast Coffee than that. This is a Dark Roasted Coffee known for lacking the acidity of its lighter-roasted counterparts. While initially popularised in Italy, it is now loved everywhere.

Where Does Italian Coffee Come From?

A common misconception is that Italian Coffee Beans come from Italy. Yet the name refers not to its origin; rather to the style of its dark-roasting.

The Coffee itself, in fact, comes from countries in Asia. What makes it quintessentially “Italian,” then, is the way in which we process the beans. Such is the case with our “quintessential” French Roast, too, which we also stock.

Is There Caffeine in Italian Coffee?

You might be wondering, “Is there caffeine in Italian Coffee?” The answer is a resounding yes. Contrary to popular belief, roasting Coffee beans has little influence on the caffeine content.

This particular brew, as a result, has around 100-mg per 8-oz cup. If you need an extra boost first thing in the morning, you’ve undoubtedly chosen exceptionally well here.

Best Italian Coffee Pods Available Here

An alternative to Italian Ground Coffee is our equally delicious and wholesome Italian Coffee Pods. These are Nespresso® machine-compatible and aluminium-recyclable.

They provide the same great taste with the bonus of convenience. Whichever you decide, be sure to buy Italian Coffee online or in-store from The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company today.


Organic Espresso Coffee is a blend of Sumatran and Central American Coffees with the finest quality Robusta beans. As the name suggests, it has received Rainforest Alliance certification.

This is one way of committing to the welfare of our planet by supporting a growing network of farmers, foresters, communities, scientists, governments, environmentalists and businesses.

If you’re looking for a cuppa to satisfy not only your taste buds but also your conscience, our Organic Espresso Coffee is the perfect choice. It’s unmistakably first-rate, too, having been roasted using the latest state-of-the-art Neuhaus Neotec fluidised air-bed system.

Perhaps best of all, we pack our Organic Espresso Coffee, like almost all of our products, fresh to order.

More About Organic Espresso Coffee

Sumatra in Indonesia is one of the best-known and most-loved Coffee-producing areas in the world. It’s a good thing, then, that this Rainforest Alliance Coffee Blend contains a sizable amount of these remarkable beans.

Then there is the Central American Coffee found within it, which also has much to offer. Finally, although most consider Robusta beans of “lesser” quality, it’s certainly not the case here!

Still, what is arguably most important is the fact that each and every Coffee found in this blend has been certified by Rainforest Alliance. This organisation has done much to protect the environment while also sustaining the livelihoods of thousands of Coffee workers.

Will you offer your support, too, by buying our Rainforest Alliance Coffee today?