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Tea and Coffee suppliers - any tips?

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  1. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Afternoon all.
    We are looking at suppliers for tea and coffee for our B and B - generally we are just after the coffee sticks (easy to cope with and cheaper) and Twinings enveloped tea bags and the usual sugar sticks. There are numerous suppliers on-line and the cheapest we have found so far is coffeesuppliesdirect - I wondered if anyone had any tips before we order from them - i.e. any other suppliers?

    Thanks for any tips!
     
    Posted: Feb 7, 2018 By: AnthonyG Member since: Jan 20, 2018
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  2. MikeJ

    MikeJ UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Just get a Makro card and get them from there. Probably similar pricing, and you can see exactly what's on offer.
     
    Posted: Feb 7, 2018 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
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  3. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thanks MikeJ. Yep - we looked at Makro but their coffee works out much mroe expirensive than coffeesuppliesdirect (MAkro 18.99 for 200 and CSD 16.95. PLus Makro don't supply Twinings.

    Thanks though!
     
    Posted: Feb 7, 2018 By: AnthonyG Member since: Jan 20, 2018
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  4. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Tea show at the NEC Birmingham in 7 months. Lots of suppliers.
     
    Posted: Feb 7, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  5. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Legend Full Member

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    Matey over the road
     
    Posted: Feb 8, 2018 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  6. Chris Ashdown

    Chris Ashdown UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Bookers wholesalers normally the cheapest local shop
     
    Posted: Feb 8, 2018 By: Chris Ashdown Member since: Dec 7, 2003
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  7. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    Always recommend FairTrade. Availability is ever increasing.

    Any tips - PG Tips.
     
    Posted: Feb 8, 2018 By: Minuteman Press Member since: Dec 8, 2007
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  8. Chris Ashdown

    Chris Ashdown UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Is fair trade really fair or just a marketing act where companies pay the odd few pence extra that goes to the community, rather than pay a fair price so they come out of poverty

    Typically companies spend millions on advertising Fair Trade yet only give communities new school room or village hall that at local rates only costs a few hundred pounds
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2018 By: Chris Ashdown Member since: Dec 7, 2003
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  9. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    Having seen the difference FairTrade makes to farmers lives in Nicaragua I can tell you that investing in a production infrastructure makes a difference in providing an incoming for workers, families and next generations. It's a commercial choice. We've been involved for six years now and have found the experience satisfying, seeing the results we have made.

    Not for every company and requires the informed commitment of everyone in the organisation from our experience.
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2018 By: Minuteman Press Member since: Dec 8, 2007
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