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Why Us?

You might think that all wholesale coffee and tea suppliers are much of a muchness, but that's not the case. We hate to blow our own trumpet, but if we can't brag a bit on our own website, then where can we?

Of course you'll find all the usual coffee and tea products at CoffeeETC but we also source hard-to-find treasures to give you extra choice, and back it up with customer service that will amaze you. For example, we don’t make promises we can’t keep! 

After many, many years as tea and coffee traders, we provide tip-top quality, we buy in bulk at the keenest prices – and then pass the savings on to you. Irresistible!

Our story

Back in 1979, professional tea-taster Christopher Edgcumbe-Rendle donned his platform boots, flared jeans and cheesecloth shirt, and founded Edgcumbes. Two years later, he persuaded his father Frank to join him in partnership, and in 1986, he handed over to his wife Alice Rendle. We're still a family firm to this day, and one of the best-respected independent tea and coffee merchants in the southeast of England.

While remaining proudly local, we launched CoffeeETC in 2013 as an online shop for Edgcumbes, so now more people can access our great range and low prices.

The name CoffeeETC was the genius inspiration of one of our resident Coffee Meisters. We chose the name because we sell more than just coffee, and because ETC stands for Edgcumbes Tea & Coffee (the initials of our parent company). We hope you approve.

Who are you?

Our trade customers include coffee-shops and tea-shops, caterers, cafés, hotels, guest houses, hair and beauty salons, restaurants, conference centres, hospitals, schools, colleges, canteens and offices.

We also sell direct to individuals and homes– and every single customer benefits from the same low, wholesale prices, no matter how big or small the order.

Important values you get from us

  • Top quality products, including hard-to-find and ethical
  • Unparalleled customer service to delight you
  • Unbiased and impartial, because we’re totally independent
  • Helpful and informed advice from highly trained staff
  • Genuine expertise you can depend on, gleaned over years (and years) in the trade

Say hello

Our showroom is in Arundel, West Sussex. Why not come along to say hello? You can attend a barista training course, try the latest brewing equipment and taste delicious teas and coffees from around the world. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Doing good

We don't just sell ethical products, we also have an ethical outlook. For example, find out what we're doing for a tiny community in India.

Your questions answered

Read the questions that people commonly ask us, and the answers we usually give. If you need to know anything else, just give our Customer Service team a call.