In order to understand how a traditional tea company like Twinings does coffee, you’ll need to delve into the beautifully blended history of ours! Back in the early 1700s when our very own Thomas Twining left the glorious Gloucestershire countryside for the big sights of London, he saw the increasing popularity of the London coffee houses, much like the super cool and trendy coffee spots of today!
The London coffeehouses were a place for men to meet, to drink, to gossip and do business, and being the shrewd businessman that he was, Thomas decided to purchase a coffee house on the Strand, which is still there today, where he also sold tea and transformed the landscape of tea. But ‘technically’ it officially started with a cup of joe.
As you can see, our love of coffee has come full circle with the launch of our rich and delicious coffee blends. Believing that the secret to a great cup of coffee is all in the right ingredients and the art of blending and balancing daring and different flavours.