Stokes and Lincoln Christmas Market


The Christmas countdown has begun! And here in Lincoln, the home of Stokes, we are getting ready for the biggest Christmas event of the year, the Lincoln Christmas Market! Our new Head Office and third Stokes Cafe at The Lawn is now in the...

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11 Coffee Myths, Busted!


Here are 11 coffee myths you may have heard, spoiler, they aren’t true!  See how many you knew to be false from the list below. 1. Your afternoon cup will cause insomnia Caffeine is a stimulant. However, the caffeine you consume in your post-lunch...

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History of High Bridge


The history of High Bridge is an interesting tale, so we’re taking a look back in time to see exactly what our beloved bridge has seen in its very long life. The High Bridge, built over the river Witham, is one of the few...

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Stokes Coffee Facts & Figures


We love our coffee facts here at Stokes, so here are a few that tickle our fancy… read on for facts straight out of the Stokes kitchen, as well as a few caffeine-packed tidbits from far and wide.  Stokes High Bridge Café sells over of...

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Do you know your Arabica beans and Robusta beans?


You’ll already have tried Arabica beans and Robusta beans as they’re some of the most widely used for your cup of coffee. But what’s the difference between the two? We’re going back to basics for a bit of an overview on these two coffee...

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Caffeine and the Decaffeination Process


Decaf coffee and tea are great for when you fancy a brew but don’t want to be up all night, and as such big coffee and tea fans, we love having a late night cuppa to send us off to sleep. But how does...

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Do you know your coffee facts?


We love some good fact-finding here at Stokes, so we’re giving you some big coffee facts to keep you on your toes – did you know… In the last 200 years, researchers into the origins of coffee have come to some curious conclusions. One...

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How to taste coffee the Stokes way


Tasting coffee is an art form in itself, so we’re letting you in on the secret to doing it the Stokes way… use our top tips below to get the most from your next blend. It’s time to learn how to taste coffee, get...

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How to be a Tea Expert – focus on David Peel


The road to becoming a tea expert is peppered with interesting experiences. David Peel, grandson of R.W. Stokes, remembers helping his grandfather when he was just 11 years old, earning a shilling (5p) an hour to blend the teas. As he grew older, he...

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    "I have been going here for as long as I can remember, not many places you go with your parents then take your own children. Sat outside in the lovely weather with a very attentive waitress and a lively tasting coffee, love the authentic uniforms. Got to be one of the best coffee shops in Lincoln."
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    "If you are visiting Lincoln, you must make some time for this café. Not only is it built on the oldest bridge in the country, it serves great food, fantastic coffee and a nice cup of tea. Yes, it a little expensive, but I think its worth it. Check out the history of the place and take some photos of it from the river below, its an all round experience."
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