Kenco Coffee, formerly known as the ‘The Kenya Coffee Company’ established itself in the UK, back in the 1920’s. The Kenya Coffee Company was set up by a group of retired coffee planters. It became a highly fashionable coffee house. As they expanded they also started selling coffee to country estates advertising in exclusive publications such as Tatler, Country Life and the Times.
After the war the well established food merchants John Gardiner (later Gardiner Merchant) bought The Kenya Coffee Company and opened branches all across London and other parts of the UK. It is believed that The Kenya Coffee Company became to first Coffe.... Click here to read more