We’re coffee roasters and tea merchants, we’re packers and innovators, tasters and teachers, engineers and advisors. We’re here to serve with our range of award winning coffee, tea, equipment and more.
Our story begins in 1907 and our founder Samuel Smith. With an initial investment of £250, Samuel bought a horse and cart to sell tea to the people of Newcastle upon Tyne and Ringtons was born. Today, we remain a family business, reaching people far and wide with our range of coffees, teas and more.
There really isn’t a task too big or small for our team. Using our extensive experience and wealth of knowledge we can deliver hot beverage solutions to meet your needs, offering consistency, flexibility and true taste.
Many of our products have received Great Taste awards and you can find certified Fairtrade products amongst the collection. We work with like-minded producers, certification bodies and groups to maintain our high standards, to safeguard our industry and work towards a more sustainable way of working. We are and have always been committed to responsible and ethical sourcing working with partners across the world to monitor our supply chains in order to trace our products back to source, to understand the challenges the industry faces and to quite simply do the right thing.
We’re all about working with you to produce a support package around your needs. We’re passionate about what we do and love to share our knowledge! We will keep you up to date with the latest trends from flavour combinations to innovative techniques, sharing our insights and delivering training and support on a regular basis to make sure you’re ahead of the competition and relevant to today’s consumer.
There are only around 80 coffee Q Graders in the country and 3,000 in the world, here at Ringtons we’re lucky to employ two of them! We’re a lively bunch who love a good catch up over a cup of coffee or tea (obviously!) We’re passionate about our products and enthused by the industry – after all, that’s why we do what we do.