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Iced Tea Day – 10th June 2019

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Iced Tea Day – 10th June 2019

You might think that iced tea is a relatively new phenomenon… you’d be wrong, it’s actually been a bit of a trend for about 200 years in the USA, first appearing in South Carolina, the only tea growing area in North America. The popularity of iced tea has led to it’s own recognised national day – Iced Tea Day, which is celebrated every year on the 10th June. Initially ice teas were cold green tea punches heavily spiked with booze! Inevitably these punches became popular… The oldest recipes found in print had names like Regent’s Punch, named after George IV,...

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Share your favourite #brewwithaview

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Share your favourite #brewwithaview

The Lake District is an exceptional landscape – it’s famed the world over for its natural beauty and stunning vistas… We’ve made this landscape our home for over 200 years and we’d like to ask you to help us to celebrate this our bi-centenary year… All you have to do is submit a photo of your favourite Lakeland spot where you stop in and take in the view and enjoy a welcoming Farrer’s brew… You don’t need to be a professional photographer to take part – just share your best picture with us… The competition will run every 4 weeks,...

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UK Coffee Week

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UK Coffee Week

John Farrer & Co Tea & Coffee Merchants, Kendal, is proud to support UK Coffee Week, 29th April – 05th May, an initiative designed to get the UK’s coffee industry and coffee consumers to support Project Waterfall, simply by enjoying their daily coffee. CELEBRATE COFFEE. HAVE FUN. RAISE FUNDS. This year a percentage of the money raised from our online retail coffee sales will be donated to Project Waterfall, with 100% of the funds raised during the week going to support Project Waterfall’s efforts to bring clean water, education and sanitation to coffee-growing communities throughout the world. Project Waterfall is an initiative developed by...

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It’s all about Nitro Cold Brew…

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It’s all about Nitro Cold Brew…

Farrer’s Coffee Merchant’s, Kendal, have partnered with the Europe’s leading independent coffee tech innovators to perfect the ultimate Nitro Cold Brew… Sounds a little off the wall… maybe a bit like a science experiment… not encountered it in your local coffee house or even your local bar yet… one thing is for sure you will… Nitro Cold Brew has already taken the USA by storm and now its landed on these shores and the UK’s oldest Coffee Merchant John Farrer & Co are leading this innovative charge. Let’s pair things back and talk about cold brew first… it’s pretty straight...

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Espresso Day – L’espresso e la dolce vita

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Espresso Day – L’espresso e la dolce vita

Italy is synonymous with La Dolce Vita – the sweet life… An attitude, a lifestyle ascribed to the Italians, it’s not just the pleasure of the senses, but a mindset of taking each moment of the day and savouring it. And underpinning it all is the humble espresso… Coffee plays a big part of Italian life and culture and it all really got underway when something incredible happened in the Italian city of Turin, in 1884, when local inventor Angelo Moriondo showed off his latest invention at the Turin General Exposition. He’d managed to invent a bulk coffee brewer capable...

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