Award winning tea and coffee

We’re pleased to announce that Farrer’s have been awarded three 1-star Great Taste awards for our first ever entries, which puts us in the top 30% of coffee roasters.

We were 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.


What are the Great Taste Awards?

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.


Our award winning tea and coffee products

Farrer’s Colombian Single Origin Ground Coffee

colombia coffee - great taste award 2020

Awarded 1-star Great Taste Award 2020

Citrusy and zesty our single origin Colombian coffee is a labour of love. It bursts with character and aroma. Colombia wowed the judges who commented:

“Great big caramel chocolate notes from the grounds. This surprisingly, transfers to degree of bright low level fruit on the nose. A pleasing mouthfeel. The finish is balanced and provides a lift on the palate.”

Try Colombia Coffee here


Farrer’s Colombian Nespresso® Compatible* Capsules

colombia nespresso compatible capsules

Awarded 1-star Great Taste Award 2020

Sourced from the famous Huila region of Western Colombia our Nespresso® compatible* coffee is delightfully bright and fruity, with notes of toffee apple and blackcurrant. It makes the perfect lungo and the judges were wowed by the complexity and flavour with or without milk.  They commented:

“A bright and creamy crema. Hints of fruit on the nose. This is a lovely bright and light fruity coffee with a good dark chocolate finish. Well-balanced and rounded without too much acidity. A real crowd-pleaser which is just as enjoyable with milk.

A very well-rounded and well-balanced coffee, with the advertised flavour notes all coming through. Lightly fruity of the nose, with bags of bright fruitiness on the palate.”

Buy our Colombia Nespresso® Compatible* Pods here


Farrer’s Lakeland Special® Tea

Lakeland Special Tea

Awarded 1-star Great Taste Award 2020

Lakeland Special® is our most popular blend of tea made from our secret recipe. It’s specially blended and produces an enjoyable and refreshing brew of strong, deep amber tea that lends itself perfectly with milk.  The cut leaves aid a quick steeping time and keep the flavour punchy. The judges found Lakeland Special® a worthy award winning tea. They thought it had great colour, astringency and briskness. It takes the milk well and produces bright liquor.

Discover Lakeland Special® Tea


*Nespresso® is a registered trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. John Farrer & Co (Kendal) Ltd is not affiliated with Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. or its affiliates