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A truly excellent tea can be as layered and complex as a fine wine, and with a bit of practice you can learn to discern the exact origin...
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Some people count sheep to get to sleep. With 100 different teas to choose from, we’ve found a much better solution. True, our collection is huge. But you can choose to track down your tea by taste, by origin and even by number.
In 1886 our founder Walter Whittard set up his very first shop, filled floor-to-ceiling with the world’s finest tea, coffee and cocoa. Those brave new brews are now time-honoured classics and we’re still following our nose for the new…
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Let us introduce you to our world of coffees by tasting from our wide selection. Our Friendly Fanatics will help you discover something new. No booking necessary - just pop in anytime!All Stores Daily
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From what we’ve heard, our founder Walter Whittard was something of a morning person - well, you’d have to be, to queue up for the water pump on the famous ‘Street of Tea’ in Aldwych, and be back in time to open the doors for the first clamouring customers.
Walter needed a strong blend to allow him to start the day in true Whittard spirit - and something he could sip at leisure on those rare opportunities when he was allowed to snooze past dawn.
We’ve recreated Walter’s favourite Breakfast Blend with a base of ever-popular Colombian beans, combined with the aromatic complexity of beans from Ethiopia.
Breakfast, or any other time you need a kick-start
We recommend using an AeroPress or stovetop to highlight Breakfast Blend’s boozy fruit notes and hints of dark chocolate. When making coffee always use freshly drawn and boiled water – wait a few seconds for the water to cool so you don’t scald the grinds. Cardinal rule? Never re-heat brewed coffee! Freshness is everything.
Rich, powerful by PJ on 4th April 2015
Tried this after eyeing up the valve packs and gift sets for so long, and definitely wasn't disappointed! No matter the brewing method - filter, cafetiere, stovetop - rich dark fruity flavours come through strongly while there's only a spark of typical Colombian acidity. The fruit jam flavours really fill the mouth, making each sip wonderfully rich and strong. A brilliant blend. I recommend it for V60 users looking for a clean but powerful cup.
breakfast blend by norman on 14th February 2012
this is the best coffee to wake up with great aroma smooth slightly fruity i could drink this all day sad about the price increase but i will still buy it, i cant drink instant its just not coffee
My Favourite Coffee by Cindy on 3rd November 2011
My family just cannot live without this coffee at all it's way better than instant and keeps us going throughout the day
Breakfast Coffe by Malcolm Taylor on 24th September 2011
Exactly as stated- My wife and I at last have found a Breakfast Coffee to enjoy - at a good price. A coffee that is so refreshing.
whittards breakfast blend by norman stanbury on 16th September 2011
this is definately the best coffee to get up in the morning to and to drink anytime for that matter, i love its smooth slightly fruity flavour and the aroma whilst its brewing makes my mouth water in antisipation, a really great blend
Breakfast Coffee by Geraldine Hasluck on 17th August 2011
If the review is just for the taste we would give it 5 stars. However the recent price increase has now reduced the overall rating to a 1 star. Sadly with so many coffees on the market we can not justify £12 for 500g.
We’re confident that you’ll love our products as much as we do. Our Taste Guarantee means that if anything fails to meet your expectations you can return for an exchange or full refund – just remember to enclose the original receipt if you're returning it by post or popping in store. That way you're free to try something new, without the risk of disappointment.
Colombia is renowned for its consistently high quality wet-processed Arabica, and the country is the world’s third largest coffee producer after Brazil and Vietnam. An astonishing range of microclimates exist across the growing regions at the foothills of the Andes and Sierra Nevada, resulting in a diverse spectrum of flavours. Depending on the region the crop will ripen at different time, ranging from heavier, chocolatey coffees to brighter varieties with jammy berry notes.
“I’m really into my light roasts, so I usually go for Kenya Peaberry or Jamaica Blue Mountain. One’s bright and citrusy, the other’s smooth and herby.”- Leonie, Portobello Road Store Manager
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