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Celebrating 28 years of our family business

Published: 21st Sep, 2022

Where have the last 28 years gone??? Robert and Sheila started our family business in 1994 in a spare bedroom of the family home, with coffee stacked everywhere, including the hallway! 28 years later so much has changed with Richard and Matthew, now at the helm, continuing to keep our company heading in the direction that Robert (Dad) wished. We feel so very proud of every single one of those years and fully appreciate the support and loyalty of our customers and the effort and enthusiasm of every single member of staff, especially our ‘surrogate’ family members!!

Here’s to many more years in the ever-moving coffee, tea and hot chocolate world!

How Straight Up Coffee Supports Rowcroft Hospice

Published: 22nd Mar, 2022

In September 1994, my mum and dad (Shelia and Robert) set up The Coffee Company. When Dad was diagnosed with cancer in March 2016 the company was shaken.

Rowcroft Hospice supported our family through this difficult and challenging time. In 2018 we teamed up with Rowcroft to create a range of espresso coffee beans called 'Straight Up'. For every case of Straight Up coffee beans sold we pay a donation to the hospice.

Read more about this: https://rowcrofthospice.org.uk/blog/straight-up-coffee-love-in-a-cup/

Ravishing Raspberry Lemonade from Bradley's Juice in Somerset

Published: 21st May, 2021

I love a photoshoot that introduces the new ‘Ravishing Raspberry Lemonade’ from Bradley’s Juice in Somerset. The new flavour has been added to their very popular Quench range.  Using only the finest fruits they have expertly blended Sicilian lemon juice with British raspberries to create a thoroughbred drink to tantalize your tastebuds!! Please contact us for more details. 👍😁😍 #bradleysjuice #quench #allnatural #raspberrylemonade

Celebrating 25 Years

Published: 19th Sep, 2019

25 years ago today, Robert and Sheila Stephenson opened for business albeit from the box room in their Torquay family home.

We lost Robert to cancer in 2016, but our family business continues to go from strength to strength and we keep heading in the direction that Robert wished.

Thank you to our customers and suppliers for their continued support through the years and lastly a very big Happy 25th Anniversary to Sheila (our founder and MD) from us all at The Coffee Company

The perfect gift for tea lovers

Published: 28th Feb, 2019

We have just launched our biodegradable teabags presented in a beautifully styled tin. A great gift for the tea lovers in your life.

Also available in wholesale packs.


Published: 29th Jun, 2018

We are proud to have teamed up with Rowcroft Hospice in South Devon. We have created our own blend of coffee, 'Frank's Roast' under the Straight Up label and for every bag sold a donation will be made back to this charity. We are thrilled to support Rowcroft Hospice after they supported us when the founder of the company, Robert Stephenson, sadly lost his fight against cancer in 2016.

Richard Stephenson, Robert's eldest son and one of our directors at The Coffee Company, said 'Rowcroft's help and support through our family's difficult time made each day the best it could have been and we were comforted to know that Dad was given the best care by this charity and its staff'.

Frank's Roast is truly unique and redefines what coffee can be. A blend which has been skilfully hand roasted with beans which have been exclusively sourced giving a bold, rich flavour. Frank's Roast can be found in many different outlets throughout South Devon and continues to be a popular choice of coffee.

Rowcroft Hospice is an independent charity and provides comfort, support and specialist care in patients homes, in the community and at their Inpatient Unit in Torquay. Three quarters of patients are supported in their own homes by a team of community nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists. They also care for out-patients and their loved ones, offering therapies and bereavement support – helping families make the most of their precious time together.

More information about Rowcroft Hospice and how you can help to support the charity and the services it offers can be found on their website www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk

Long Service Awards

Published: 7th Jun, 2018

Congratulations to Karen and Angie for receiving their Long Service Awards. Karen has worked for us for 15 years and Angie for 10 years. Thank you both for all your fantastic work and dedication.

We are DIY SOS ready...again!!!

Published: 12th Mar, 2018

We are DIY SOS ready...again!!! Tomorrow we head off to Plymouth to help hydrate the amazing workforce of yet another DIY SOS Big Build. The machine is ready, The Coffee Company team are ready.....lets all pull together again for what we are sure will be another superb build.


Published: 21st Feb, 2018

The DIY SOS experience is hard to put into words. 4000 drinks and 670 pints of milk later we have never seen such commitment and hard work given to a family in need. Thank you to everyone who helped us help them.

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We are DIY SOS ready!

Published: 5th Feb, 2018

We are DIY SOS ready!  We are so looking forward to helping the local Torquay family by providing all trades, suppliers and volunteers with a constant supply of coffee, tea and hot chocolate.  Thermals at the ready for the next week!!

Channel 5 in Torquay

Published: 1st Oct, 2015

We were pleased to be able to assist Twofour Broadcast in a couple of series of Hotel Inspector for Channel 5 TV while they were filming in Torquay.

Johnny Vegas and Dave

Published: 2nd Sep, 2015

Johnny Vegas at the Royal Seven Stars hotel in Totnes whilst he was filming in Devon