After working in the food & drink industry back in the days of fast food and vending machines I decided enough was enough. So with a keen interest in gardening I decided to study horticulture and garden design travelling extensively through India, Asia and the Americas. Visiting many tea plantations and small coffee farms and learning from the farmers my passion grew and the research began. Finally in 2009 Jaju Beans and Leaves was founded.
Working with talented roasters and expert tea masters who search, source and validate our products, our focus is premium craft- roasted coffee and luxury loose leaf tea.
We offer the highest quality loose leaf teas available and supply only whole or broken young leaves. We never do dust!
Our luxury teas are sourced through member organisations of the Ethical Tea Partnership, who aim to monitor and improve the lives of tea workers and create a thriving tea industry that is socially just and environmentally sustainable.
Discover coffee from small farms, estates and co-operatives that are expertly hand roasted and cup-tasted for optimum quality. Some certified organic, most cultivated that way, many shade grown and all ethically sourced.
When it comes to Fair Trade we feel that its limitations and even its disadvantages do not warrant this route. Instead we choose to support direct trade and so prefer whenever possible to offer coffee from those farms that have direct relationships with our bulk suppliers. This provides a much more effective method. Coffee farmers and growers are paid a premium price and are duly rewarded for their skill and expertise, whilst we get to enjoy top quality coffee. Win win.
We are based on the lovely Sussex coast and can be found at various local farmers markets, festivals and events in and around Sussex and Kent. Check out the events page for full details.
On the matter of plastic can we just share this....
OUR PACKAGING IS 100% COMPOSTABLE AND CAN BE RE-USED AND REFILLED MANY TIMES
OUR CUPS ARE ALSO 100% COMPOSTABLE AND THEY TOO CAN BE RE-USED - NOT JUST FOR DRINKS BUT PERHAPS TO SOW SEEDS OR SIMILAR
AT MARKET WE ALSO SELL ECO CUPS BUT AT COST PRICE - SO NO EXCUSE FOR SINGLE USE
WE HAVE A VERY CLEAR POLICY ON PLASTIC – WE SIMPLY DON’T DO IT!