Tropic Coffee Ltd has been blending and roasting fine coffee over 30 Years.

Founded in 1983 by the Managing Director Martin Sanctuary the Company remains family owned and operates from its factory in the historic town of Kings Lynn in Norfolk.

Tropic has a wealth of experience in all sectors of the trade, the chief buyer and blender having spent 40 years in the business including many years with leading national coffee companies.

The core business is the supply of Own Label Coffees to the wholesale sector where bespoke blends and packaging are often required.

The Roastery

Our late 1950s 76kg Whitmee ‘Open flame’ roaster is a legacy of Great British Engineering. The cast iron bodied roaster features a perforated drum with the gas flame apertures in the Centre of the drum rather than underneath it, therefore a truly direct flame.

"Drum roasted coffees have a much richer and fuller mouth feel"

We believe roasting is a unique skill that is easy to pick up, but takes years to master. Thankfully we've been roasting for years.

Traditional, slow, ‘Through the flame’ drum roasting gives even heat transfer through the bean, producing a more full bodied, flavourful coffee taste and enhances aroma.

The Retail Shop

Our aim is to satisfy the taste of the most discerning connoisseur of fine coffee.

At the factory we have over 30 Single Origin and blended coffees, all freshly roasted, available as beans or ground to the customer’s requirements.

The shop is within the factory itself and was created as a direct response to customer demand for roaster-fresh coffee as a far superior alternative to pre-packaged supermarket product.

Loose Leaf Teas

In addition to coffee we also have a wide range of Loose Leaf Teas. Fine quality teas from India, China, Ceylon (Sri-Lanka) and Formosa to name but a few origins available. There is a selection of some unusual Herbal and Green teas and our specially blended English Breakfast and Earl Grey which have been very well received.


Tropic’s established business is the supply of ‘own label’ coffee to catering wholesalers throughout Great Britain and the Channel Islands. Substantial recent investment in our packaging capability enables us to offer first class presentation with the emphasis on logo-design and fine quality printing. The most comprehensive choice of coffees is available.

Selection can be made from our extensive range of single origin coffees which includes many rare and unusual varieties, or from Tropic’s own distinctive range of blends. If required, bespoke blends can be formulated or existing coffees matched by own experienced blenders and tasters.

Buy Online

Puchase your favourite Tropic Coffee blends direct from our online coffee shop.

We hope you enjoy drinking our coffee as much as we do roasting it.

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Tel: 01553 771451


Address: Tropic Coffee Ltd, Units 7-10, Piper Road, Hardwick Narrows Estate, King's Lynn, PE30 4BH