We’re a small company with a big heart for the farmers in Africa who grow our wonderful 100% Arabica coffee.
 We carefully roast our beans by hand in small batches, and then deliver them to homes, businesses, cafes and delis. The idea is you experience the taste of coffee as it should be; at its freshest. Perhaps more importantly, we believe the farmers (those guys right at the start of the supply chain) who grow our 100% Arabica coffee should get more than just a fair wage for what they do. Postage and packing is free in the UK and you don’t even have to be at home to receive it; our special packs fit straight through your letterbox.

We like transparency. In fact, Tank Coffee isn’t really a business. It’s more of a family, a network of relationships, starting with the farmer and leading to you.
 Injustice grows out of anonymity and we’re not happy unless we know exactly the journey your coffee has taken to get from the cherry to your cup. 
What this means is everyone in the supply chain, including the farmers and their workers receive a fair and decent wage for what they do.

News Dec 2014 One of the good guys, Teklu Gabriel

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Teklu Gabriel, a good friend of Tank Coffee, based out in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We understand Teklu was taken ill suddenly, and died shortly after.

As well as losing a friend who was our ears and our eyes on the ground, it’s a painful reminder of the reality of life expectancy in Ethiopia, and the other East African countries, where we source our coffees.

It’s also an opportunity to remember why we do what we do and what Teklu selflessly shared with us; a real passion for coffee that changes lives. We feel truly honoured to have known Teklu – he will be remembered for his sincerity, joy, knowledge and passion.

The Tank Coffee Vision

We set about talking to coffee importers and sellers, and finally ended up going to Ethiopia and Kenya to meet the farmers. We wanted to see with our own eyes what each farmer was really getting for all their hard work. To make sure our coffee was as fresh as can be, we also wanted to roast the coffee ourselves. On July 2009 a large Turkish lorry, driven by a large Turkish lorry driver, was seen negotiating the streets of Leigh with its precious cargo. On board was the Tank Coffee roaster all the way from Turkey. It wasn’t long before our lovely new roaster arrived at Tank Coffee house.

Why Choose Tank Coffee?

  • Fast FREE UK delivery to home or work
  • We roast in small batches every week
  • Better value than ordinary, mass-produced coffees
  • Direct trade gives our farmers a better deal
  • Experience distinctive single-origin coffees
  • Get rewards for your loyalty with Tank tokens

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