We are highly reputed for our premium quality coffees and teas. In the UK, Taylors of Harrogate are the only tea merchants serving tea in our very own Bettys Cafe Tearoom, which has won the “Top Tea Place Of The Year” award. So renown is Bettys Cafe that a visit to any of the six Bettys Cafe is a must for anyone visiting Yorkshire. In many parts of the world, our distinguished partners are also serving Taylors’ fine coffees and teas to their discerning guests. Two prestigious awards, namely The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development and Business in the Community Award – ‘Example of Excellence’ were awarded to Taylors of Harrogate in recognition of our efforts in trading fairly through our sustainable sourcing programs.
Taylors of Harrogate was honoured to receive the much coveted Royal Warrant of Appointment by HRH The Prince of Wales for having supplied to Clarence House, the London residence of the Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall.
There’s nothing more British than tea and the Royal Family. Look on any Taylors of Harrogate tea or coffee pack and you’ll see the Royal Coat of Arms. It’s something we’re rather proud of. The Prince of Wales granted us the Royal Warrant of Appointment for supplying Clarence House – his London residence – for over five years. It’s all very flattering, but it’s not only a famous stamp of quality and excellence, it’s also only given to companies that are committed to looking after the environment and developing sustainability… which we absolutely are.
PROFESSIONAL TASTE BUDS are a serious business. It takes years of training, tasting and travelling before our trainee coffee buyers get to drop the ‘trainee’ from their titles – and they never stop learning. Our coffee experts have decades of experience seeking out the very best beans from the world’s best growing regions. And only by tasting hundreds of coffees every day are they able to select a handful which meet their standards.
WE’RE A YORKSHIRE FAMILY BUSINESS devoted to the craft of outstanding coffee and tea. It’s important to us that we love what we make and can be proud of it. We do things properly, without shortcuts, showing care and respect to everyone along the way – from the people who grow it to the people who drink it. Since 1886, that’s been right at the heart of our company, and we think it shows.
WE’RE SERIOUS ABOUT FLAVOUR. Three members of our coffee buying team are professional ‘Q Graders’ – an internationally recognised coffee tasting accreditation still held by only 40 people in the country. And we go to great lengths to make sure your coffee is truly fresh – it takes just six seconds for us to grind the beans straight into the pack and seal it.
TAYLORS IS BUILT ON GREAT RELATIONSHIPS – and whether they’re brand new or decades-old, we’re always in it for the long term. All our coffee is independently certified, and we work closely with the Rainforest Alliance, the Fairtrade Foundation and UTZ Certified. Our buyers regularly travel to visit the farms and co-operatives that supply our coffee, get to know our suppliers personally, as people, and stay in touch by phone and email – so those relationships are real and sustainable.
IT’S ALL ABOUT doing things properly – from the way it’s grown to the flavour in your cup. We’ve been devoted to that idea since our founder Charles Taylor first went into business with his sons, over 125 years ago.
Speciality Tea & Coffee Merchants established since 1886. Holds a Royal Warrant of Appointment from HRH, The Prince of Wales.