22 Feb: Barista Experience at Miles Tea & Coffee

Miles Tea & Coffee are offering a new ‘Barista Experience’ at their factory in Somerset.

The first class will take place on Thursday 22nd  February as part of the Exmoor Food Fest. Miles’ barista expert has a wealth of experience from working in Italy for many years, and he is a member of the Speciality Coffee Association Europe (SCAE).

The class will last 3 hours during which attendees will learn to distinguish the subtle differences between coffee beans, master the perfect cup of coffee and see some creative latte art. 

Previous knowledge of coffee is not a requirement, but a passion for coffee is a must!

Places are limited, to book, email info@djmiles.co.uk.  The first course has an introductory price of £33 per person. Location will either be our Minehead or Porlock site, start time to be 9:30.

Can’t make it? Why not join our monthly roastery tours on the last Thursday of the month, pre-book only, check online for more details or email info@djmiles.co.uk.

Miles Tea and Coffee is a family run business established in 1888. The West Somerset based business creates quality tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Following a recent rebrand Miles are promoting the West Country by partnering with local communities, West Country businesses, and sponsorship. Miles products are available in Tesco, Asda, Morrisions, Sainsburys, the Co-op and many other stores.

Tour the Miles Tea & Coffee Roastery in Porlock

Discover the art of coffee roasting during the Exmoor Food Festival, there will be a chance to view the two roasters and talk to our production team. Miles is an award winning company recently independently ranked 2nd in the UK tea brands, products have also won Taste of the West and Great Taste awards. We warmly invite you to visit our refurbished factory shop at Porlock (Vale Yard, TA24 8PU) we are open Monday-Friday 08:30-5pm.

This tour on Thursday 16th February at 10:30am is a rare opportunity to view the production areas Miles Tea & Coffee. The buildings here are also of note as this used to be the old Porlock ‘Tannery’.

Space is limited for the tour and pre-booking essential. Event not suitable for children under the age of 18.

To book your place please email sam.burton@djmiles.co.uk, the tours are pre-book only and limited to small groups.

Discover our range online at www.djmiles.co.uk, our products are also stocked in shops across the West Country including some supermarkets. Contact our sales team to find a stockist near you on 01643 703993 or on info@djmiles.co.uk photo-09-09-2016-11-22-55

Local Tea & Coffee merchant Miles is independently ranked 2nd in UK tea brands

To be ranked among the top tea brands for four years in a row is quite an achievement for the West Country based family business. ‘Best Brands’ magazine have just issued the 16/17 edition showing Miles now ranked as the 2nd most popular brand for independent retailers to stock in the UK. Miles has moved up two places since first being voted in the top 5 brands.

ohn Halls Operations Director tasting another batch of teas with a copy of ‘Best Brands 16/17.

John Halls Operations Director tasting another batch of teas with a copy of ‘Best Brands 16/17.

John Halls, Operations Director said ‘this is a brilliant recognition for Food and Drink producers in Somerset and the West Country. This is just the kind of positive news we need to kick start another season. We have also had a good year with stores such as Tesco seeing an increase of 20% in the sales of Miles Tea and Hot Chocolate. We hope next time we might make the top spot in Best Brands.’

So how has Miles outranked the giant brands in the tea market? John says ‘it’s down to our heritage and quality. We’ve got a genuine story to tell of family tradition along with great tasting blends. A recent survey shows customers try our products and then stay brand loyal, that’s a good indication of our consistent quality. The Somerset coastal location is very important with our secret ingredient being ‘West Country warmth!’

Miles Tea and Coffee is a family run business established in 1888. The West Somerset based business creates quality tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Following a recent rebrand Miles are promoting the West Country by partnering with local communities, West Country businesses, and sponsorship. Miles products are available in Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys, the Co-op and many other stores.

Ivan’s Coffee at the Street Food Market in Minehead

Ivan's Coffee 1i-van is our beloved 1962 VW split screen bus.  We’ve enjoyed many a surf
trip and adventure with I-van since we bought him 12 years ago….

After years of touring the world as a drummer and roadie with bands, Ivan
took inspiration from his travels and we decided to finally realise our
dream .. A love of coffee, music, great ingredients and embracing street
food culture from around the world helped to transform I-van from a surf bus
to a super stylish mobile coffee bar ready to serve your event…..

Ivan's Coffee 2We are passionate about coffee and and every part of the process is important from bean to cup…    ivan’s coffee is proud to support local produce and suppliers.  Our organic coffee beans are Devon roasted by our good friends at the Crediton Coffee Company We buy our milk direct from the
dairy at Ashclyst Farm near Exeter and our yummy tray bakes and brownies are baked by Mrs Gills Cakes right next to Ivan’s Coffee HQ in Mid Devon.