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Lincoln & York

The best kept secret in coffee

Lincoln & York are ‘the best kept secret in coffee’. The company has built a reputation as one of the top coffee roasters in the UK. They manufacture hundreds of coffee blends across the UK and Europe, in close partnership with their customers. This much valued private label company roasts, blends and packages tailor made coffee products to meet all commercial requirements and satisfy consumer tastes.


The company was founded in 1994 by coffee buyer James Sweeting and coffee trader Simon Herring. The entrepreneurs started out hand roasting coffee in the garden shed and started selling their products in local shops. They named their business after their two home cities in the UK. Over twenty years later the company has evolved into a state-of-the-art facility with eleven packaging lines and over 70 employees. Their coffee is sold in almost 19,000 coffee shop outlets and that number is growing rapidly throughout Europe.


The business has historically focussed its efforts on the UK marketplace; however, following a strategic review of their growth plans, Lincoln & York’s management team, led by the Managing Director, James Sweeting, has targeted expansion into Europe as part of their core growth strategy. The ambition is to double the business over the next five years and half of this growth is expected to come from European markets.

Lincoln & York is an open and informal company where honesty and flexibility are appreciated. Employees are service minded, down to earth and do not take themselves too seriously.

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