OUR STORY

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!