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We believe what makes us different is the stringent dedication we have to ensuring our purchases from producers are as impactful as they possibly can be. There are many specialty coffee companies nowadays supplying great quality coffee with many of the services we can also provide but we firmly believe we are unrivalled in our unwavering commitment to our values and aims as a business. There is nothing that could make us compromise our approach to not only working ethically but to actively changing the way things are normally done to show other businesses there are alternative ways of sourcing that will drive more value back to the producer. We are involved on a global scale in initiatives that are working to change our industry for the better and it is this expertise that really sets us apart along with our genuine love for our wholesale customer base and our recognition that we are nothing without them.
Don’t take our word for it, keep reading to hear from the lovely folk at Quarters Coffee about the relationship we have built with them…
We are a wholesale coffee company that has curated an offering perfect for any business that aligns with our values and overall mission. Quality and consistency of our offering is a given, our work revolves around sourcing and roasting the best coffee we can in a manner that is repeatable ensuring the only variables you need to take care of are brewing related (and we can help with those too). We use the most advanced roasting intelligence software (Cropster) and carry out quality control tests for every batch of coffee we produce. Our producing partners are stringent in their own approach to harvesting and processing coffee and are focused on detail and quality throughout the supply chain, alleviating the risk of inconsistency. We also have a destoner in place to ensure nothing other than coffee gets into your grinder!
Due to our focus on quality and impact, our offer list is made up of seasonal purchases from relationships that have been built to maximise the value we can add to the supply chain. We can work with you to build a menu suited to your customer base and location, that perfectly communicates a quality-focused ethical approach to coffee procurement. Our offer list will always comprise of our house and seasonal blends along with a showcase of new crop single origins and an organically processed Decaf option – we are also able to develop bespoke blends either branded or for white label in partnership with you to meet the specific requirements of your site.
Choosing the right equipment is essential to bringing the best out of the beans you buy. It is an investment that will hugely impact the quality of the coffee you can offer customers. It is therefore a decision that is not to be taken lightly – but with such a wide choice of machines available (new and second hand) it can be an overwhelming task!
As part of our role in running a coffee academy, we regularly test out new equipment and are kept up to date with the latest technology available. We are therefore perfectly positioned to help you find the best equipment and only ever recommend a machine based on its reliability, longevity and quality/consistency of the brewed espresso it produces. Most of the machines we offer can be viewed and demonstrated in our Roastery along with accessories to adjust your workflow and make your coffee service as efficient as possible.
If you have any questions about any of the equipment we supply, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will be able to listen to your needs, taking into account your setup, and advise which option will suit you best. All of our machines and equipment are available to purchase outright or to lease on a monthly basis and we can arrange installation and service packages.
Alongside great coffee, we are also able to supply the award winning Kokoa Collection Hot Chocolate. With a wide range of single origin options available (Ivory Coast White, 58% Venezuela, 70% Ecuador, 75% Haiti, 82% Madagascar) this premium hot chocolate is prepared using tablets of real chocolate, each with varied flavour notes. With attractive presentation jars and plenty of point of sale items available, this makes a fantastic option for any business wanting to offer a high quality hot chocolate.
Storm Tea was established in 2010 in Newcastle. The company has always been focused on principles of environmental and social responsibility, outstanding quality and the very many health benefits of tea – Mike Riley, previous head of Falcon Specialty Green Coffee Importers and tea taster for Taylors of Harrogate (and Yorkshire Tea!) has recently joined the team to curate an incredible selection of traceable, ethically sourced, quality teas to make up their ‘handcrafted range’ and North Star are delighted to be partnering with them to offer this beautiful speciality, ethical tea alongside our range of quality, freshly roasted coffee.
Storm offer speciality teas across several ranges: Organic pyramid teas and tisanes, the Handcrafted loose leaf speciality tea collection, the Flavour House range of scented teas with fruit pieces and tisanes along with beautiful tea pots and tea-ware. All teas are available in both retail and trade packs and come in beautifully branded tins, boxes or pouches.