Taylors of Harrogate
We’re a unique Yorkshire family business with a real passion for making life’s everyday treats even better. We bake handmade bread, create beautiful cakes, blend proper tea, roast delicious coffee, and deliver outstanding customer service.
Our business started in 1919 when Frederick Belmont, a talented and ambitious Swiss confectioner, arrived in Yorkshire, married a local girl and opened his first Bettys Café Tea Rooms in Harrogate. Over 90 years later, Bettys & Taylors is a vibrant and thriving family business with six Bettys Café Tea Rooms, a Craft Bakery, a Cookery School, Online Shop and one of the country’s most respected tea and coffee merchants, Taylors of Harrogate. Taylors blends Yorkshire Tea, the third best selling tea in the UK, as well as Taylors market leading roast and ground coffees, and a range of speciality teas.
We are still owned by Frederick’s family, now into the 4th generation of shareholders. The family are committed to family ownership for the long term and ensuring that the business continues to grow in a way that respects the planet and communities in which we work.
Bettys & Taylors has a supply chain that spans the globe; from local Yorkshire farmers who supply the ingredients for our Tea Rooms, to the farms in the tropics that provide the tea, coffee and cocoa for our products. We are committed to strong, long-term ethical relationships with all our suppliers, based on quality and fair terms of trade.
Our tea and coffee buyers spend many months a year visiting estates, farms and co-operatives. By taking the time to work directly with farmers, we can ensure we're buying the best and paying sustainable prices so that suppliers can continue to invest in their farms for the future. We're also committed to improving social and environmental standards, working with third party certification schemes, including the Fairtrade Foundation, Rainforest Alliance and Utz.