Coffee at Kent

Coffee at Kent

Brought to you in partnership with Cafédirect


We are excited to partner with Cafédirect as the University of Kent’s new coffee supplier! A pioneering ethical brand, whose aim is to help improve smallholder farmer livelihoods across the coffee-growing world. With 30 years of experience, Cafédirect works directly with smallholder farmer cooperatives to create a truly sustainable and ethical business.

Their investment in their farmer partners ensures that the quality of their drinks is continually improving, from speciality coffees to organic single origins.

What's on campus?

Better lives, better planet, better tasting coffee. 

The University of Kent offers two different coffee blends. From the rich and full-bodied Machu Picchu to the smooth and flavourful Smooth Roast, there's a coffee to suit everyone's preference.

Find out more below...

Machu Picchu

Roast type: Medium-Dark

Country of origin: Peru

Flavour profile: Chocolate overtones remain the star of the show whilst subtle hints of roasted hazelnut, citrus and red fruits emerge.

Machu Picchu coffee has an intensity influenced by its high-altitude source within the mysterious and legendary Inca heartland of the Peruvian Andes.

Where to find it

Machu Picchu is served in Dolche VitaGulbenkian Café and Sibson Café.  

Smooth Roast

Roast type: Medium

Country of origin: Latin America and Africa

Flavour profile: Silky smooth and easy drinking. Notes of milk chocolate and a hint of citrus acidity.

Where to find it

Smooth Roast is served in Rutherford Dining Hall.

Look after your grounds and the beans take care of themselves.

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    Reusable Cups

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    Loyalty Card

    Buy 9 hot drinks and get your 10th absolutely FREE with a hot drink loyalty card. Available to use at participating outlets. 

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    KentOne Card

    Get 10% discount when you pay using your KentOne card at participating outlets.

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    Order Up!

    Order food and drink from your mobile with the Order Up! app.

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Cafédirect Certifications

Producers Direct

B Corporation


Soil Association

Social Enterprise UK

Sustainable Food at Kent

And it doesn't stop at coffee! We're committed to providing our community with delicious, nutritious, and sustainable food options. Learn more about our initiatives to support the health and well-being of our staff and students, fairness and security for producers and suppliers, and other regional and national institutions.

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