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Discovering Tradition and Excellence: Farrer's Tea & Coffee Merchants

Here at Birdie’s Coffee & Cakes, we take immense pride in curating an unparalleled coffee and cake experience for our subscribers. Central to our passion for delivering excellence lies our cherished partnership with Farrer’s Tea & Coffee Merchants, a family-owned business with a rich heritage in crafting exquisite teas and coffees since 1819. In this article, we’ll unravel the story of this iconic establishment and the delightful treasures it has offered to coffee and tea enthusiasts for over two centuries.

A Tale of Tradition and Excellence

Farrer’s Tea & Coffee Merchants stands as an emblem of tradition and excellence in the world of beverages. Founded by Robert Farrer in 1819, this beloved company has remained a family affair for six generations, each passing down their time-honoured expertise and knowledge of the tea and coffee industry. Their unwavering dedication to quality and passion for crafting exceptional brews have earned them a stellar reputation among coffee aficionados and tea enthusiasts alike.

Sourcing the Finest Beans

One of the reasons Farrer’s coffee has found a perfect home in Birdie’s Coffee & Cakes is their unwavering commitment to sourcing the finest beans from across the globe. They traverse vast coffee-growing regions, forming direct relationships with farmers and growers, ensuring fair trade practices and sustainable methods. This approach not only guarantees premium quality beans but also contributes to the well-being of the communities that cultivate these treasures.

Artisan Roasting

At Farrer’s, coffee roasting is an art form carefully nurtured through generations. Their expert roasters employ time-tested techniques to accentuate the unique flavours and aromas locked within each bean. From light to dark roasts, each blend is crafted with meticulous precision, ensuring a palate-pleasing experience that delights our subscribers with every sip.

Collaborating with Birdie’s

What sets Farrer’s apart is their willingness to collaborate, helping Birdie's to craft the perfect coffee and cake experience. Drawing upon their extensive knowledge, Farrer’s have worked closely with us to develop distinct coffee profiles that perfectly complement our delightful cakes. These tailor-made concoctions add a special touch to our subscription service, elevating our customers’ experience to unparalleled heights.

Community and Sustainability

As part of Farrer’s core philosophy, community and sustainability remain at the forefront of their operations. They actively engage in social and environmental initiatives, supporting local communities and implementing eco-friendly practices throughout their supply chain. This shared commitment resonates deeply with Birdie’s Coffee & Cakes, as we strive to make a positive impact on the world, one cup at a time.


Farrer’s Tea & Coffee Merchants is more than just a supplier to Birdie’s Coffee & Cakes; they are a valued partner, integral to the very essence of our subscription service. With a heritage spanning over two centuries, Farrer’s continues to enchant coffee lovers with their soulful blends and commitment to excellence. Together, we embark on a journey, blending passion, tradition, and innovation to craft an unforgettable coffee and cake experience for our cherished subscribers. So, the next time you savour a cup of Birdie’s coffee, know that you are tasting the heart and soul of Farrer’s - a union that exemplifies the art of a perfect brew.

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