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Whatever you bike, we have the coffee for you! Our brand new Edge-Velo Special Blend has landed – with an extra kick of caffeine developed especially for our Edge-Velo cyclists, this coffee is a sublime blend of rich, smooth & dark arabica speciality beans with a dose of Asian robusta for that added punch!

– Super caffeinated & super strong
– Freshly roasted here at Edgcumbes
– Ideal for all types of coffee brewing

Buy a bag online to brew at home or pedal on down to the Edge Café to try for yourself!

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Our barista’s have worked exceptionally hard since the opening of the brand new Edge Café in February so we’re treating them to few well earned days off over Easter! Don’t fear – we will still be open on Good Friday and Saturday for your caffeine fix!
Good Friday – OPEN (7.30am-5pm)
Saturday 31st March – OPEN (8am-5pm)
Easter Sunday – CLOSED
Easter Monday – CLOSED
Open as normal from Tuesday 3rd April.

(Wholesale CLOSED Good Friday to Easter Monday)
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We can’t believe that this crazy time of year is upon us but embrace it we must! To kick of the proceedings we are offering our tea lovers a chance to stock up on loose leaf tea to see you through the season!

From delicious turmeric blends to our iconic Rusper everyday tea – there is something to please everyone!

Offer available all this weekend, Black Friday through to Cyber Monday in our Roastery/Café and ONLINE!

Just use code: BLACKEDGE17 at the checkout!

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Great Taste Award Winners 2017!

We are delighted to announce that for the third year running we have won a Great Taste Award for not one but TWO of our wonderful hand roasted speciality blend coffees. For the past three years we have won awards for our coffee and teas, and this year is no exception.

Great Taste Winners - Sussex Barn & Riverside

Our Edgcumbes signature blend Sussex Barn espresso beans have been awarded 2 STARS along with our Riverside blend winning a very respectable 1 STAR!

Riverside ()“Well-balanced, refined coffee. Pleasant nutmeg-spiced start and a real, creamy sweetness. Delivers on the caramel finish.  A strong chocolate flavour.”

Sussex Barn (★★)“The beans display a good even colour in roasting. There is a green shoot freshness on the nose. Then, as described, the taste develops through the berries and into a balanced finish of chocolate and slightly toasted nuts. The finish is fresh and lingers very pleasantly. An excellent, brilliantly made coffee!”

Well, we love the fruity language of the judges! Why don’t you judge for yourself? Regulars to the Edge Café at the Roastery near Arundel will already be familiar with the Sussex Barn, which is our signature house blend – a mix of Guatemalan, Ethiopian and Columbian beans.Caffeine Addicts

Our café is open 7 days a week from 7am-5pm weekdays and 9.30am-5pm at the weekends. Building works are currently in progress and in late November we hope to open our new Edge Café with plenty of indoor seating!

We will be serving a range of sandwiches along with our famous brownies, flapjacks and our knockout coffee stout cake. The conversion of this former stable will also include a specially designed space to share our enthusiasm for food and craft where you can enjoy courses on coffee, baking, chocolate-making and even creating greetings cards from coffee sacks!

What is the Great Taste? – The Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the epicurean equivalent of the Man Booker prize. We are therefore quite simply over the moon to be awarded and recognised as a producer of quality fine coffee.

We believe that simply fresh is best and you can’t get fresher than straight from our own Roastery. Have you tried our award winning blends?

Not in Sussex or able to pass by the Edge Shop/Café? Then buy online!

Click HERE to buy our Sussex Barn blend or HERE for Riverside!

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Edgcumbes – Proud supporters of the Gurkha Welfare Trust !

Edgcumbes is a family business – the Roastery and Café are often manned by sons, husbands and friends  who all share a passion for freshly roasted coffee! In between travels , university and careers , we often see people passing through our lives at one stage or another.

It is often strange how connections are made and how we make sense of our increasingly busy world.

Recently a long standing family friend visited us on his way through Sussex, and we got talking over a glass or two about the work he is doing to promote and raise awareness of the Ghurka Welfare Trust. Many Nepalese families have direct connections with the UK, and the charity does an enormously important job of ensuring that the veterans and their families can be supported when they return home to their native land.

It is the practical element of the charity that appeals to us- finding homes, building community centres and offering financial aid are crucial.  A close family member has spent 3 years working in Nepal at a Tig

coffee, tea and the Gurkha Welfare Trust – great combo!

er Sanctuary and Charlie, one of our lovely café baristas, has just told me that his great, great grandfather was a Gurkha- he mentioned something about being allowed to play with his Kukri knife as a young child – I didn’t ask for the details.

However, I urge you to take a look at the GWT  site (www.gwt.org.uk) which has some heart-warming stories and spectacular images courtesy of www.johnnyfenn.co.uk

Today a rather large parcel arrived filled with all sorts of goodies for us to share with everyone – we are now OFFICIAL supporters which sounds very grand but actually means that we can now accept donations from visitors to the EDGE café and shop. Lots of badges, wristbands and donation boxes! Anything that can be popped into one of the boxes – strategically placed by the till – will find a home somehow, somewhere in Nepal!

We have some plans to source speciality coffee in the coming months- this is a small, but growing industry in Nepal and there is certainly scope for us to roast some lovely coffees !

From one British Institution – our great British cuppa – to a proud Nepali institution – both linked together via the Gurkhas.  Let’s all celebrate the fact that there can be deep and meaningful friendships between nations!



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It’s a YES! to the new Café/Bakery Venue at Edgcumbes’ Roastery

After a few nail-biting months Edgcumbes have been given the GREEN LIGHT to refurbish two stable blocks that are currently unused and unloved. Our plan is to build a beautiful ( naturally!) new space for a café where we can continue to offer our amazing freshly roasted coffee range  along with our loose leaf teas to take home or to enjoy in the café, outside in the enclosed courtyard and for our many takeaway customers.

There will be a range of hand-prepared sandwiches and paninis, made in collaboration with our friends at Coburn and Baker who will be instructing us on how to make that perfect sourdough starter, and pizza bases.

If you fancy learning how to taste ( cup) coffee, then why not join one of our popular Home Enthusiast classes?!

Alongside this , there will be a purpose built bakery/ foodie centre for classes and events, to add to our popular ‘Coffee Home Enthusiast’ classes.


We have teamed up with an inspirational architect who has brought alive our vision and is working with us to develop a lovely, yet practical space for visiting, tasting, learning, experiencing and enjoying all things ‘food and drink’ related.

From chocolate classes to sourdough and pizza workshops, from learning how to blend and enjoy the finest teas to making that killer cappuccino .. Edgcumbes will be bringing these and more to this little part of Sussex.

The build is scheduled to start in the next month and we will be updating you all as time goes on. Edgcumbes are working with a great team of dedicated and highly experienced builders – all hail the fine chaps at Company B! They know us, having built our lovely small takeaway using all the recycled wood, aluminium, bricks they could lay their hands on- and our aim to do more of the same with this new project.

We will be posting pictures and have a FAQ page soon to answer any questions but please don’t hesitate to email us on [email protected] if you have a specific query and we will do our best to answer you.

As with all projects, there will be the inevitable ‘ups and downs’ but we hope you will enjoy the ride as much are we intend to.

PLEASE do share this post with your friends and family so we can continue to stay true to our stated belief that everyone deserves to have  the FRESHEST and the best tasting coffee and tea. This way, we can continue to spread the word that ‘ fresh is always best’.

Our website shop ONLY stocks FRESHLY ROASTED coffee and the BEST loose leaf teas!


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Caffeine nuts’ news update!

Well there always seems to be plenty going on in the coffee world – Intrepid traveller Kit Rendle has been working on a lovely farm in Colombia, learning all about the coffee process, making some friends and coming away with a deep respect for the lives and work of the people he met. Colombia is a breathtakingly beautiful country with wonderful people who are proud of their heritage and yet deeply interested in visitors who come to share their lives.

Says Kit ‘ one of the farmer’s sons spoke some English and was keen to practice on me – likewise I made sure I replied in Spanish!  He took the time to show me around the farm – we picked coffee and after a full day’s work I came away with true admiration for the work that these people do. They care about their environment and are proud of what they are doing.

Lovely Fresh coffee to order online here !

‘When I showed them pictures of the Edgcumbe’s Roastery in sunny, sleepy Sussex they were amazed to hear about the range of speciality grade coffees we were buying. They were especially pleased to hear how popular the Colombian Sabanitas coffee is!’

The Roastery is filling up with sacks of our favourite green coffee beans – all waiting to be roasted to perfection by our talented team of roasters. As ever, we stay true to our mantra- that FRESH is BEST!

We hope you agree. Visit our website http://www.edgcumbes.co.ukor pop into the EDGE café when you are next in the area and grab yourself a bag of the best- at prices that won’t ever break the bank…