Successful coffee quest for Peak FM breakfast show presenters

Who better to choose a ‘wake-up´ coffee than the presenters of Peak FM´s breakfast show, Ricky and Becky?

Regular 4am risers, Ricky and Becky visited Northern Tea Merchants Pekoe Café to try out a couple of coffees recommended by our own James Pogson. Unfortunately, he couldn’t be there as he was in deepest, darkest Peru sourcing new coffees and cocoa for next year (more about that in the next newsletter). However, Tracey Wallis, Manager of The Pekoe Café at Northern Tea Merchants stepped in to educate Ricky and Becky to the delights of freshly ground coffee.

The visit was part of the publicity trail for the Chesterfield Retail Awards 2018. Ricky and Becky are hosting this year’s black-tie awards ceremony at the Winding Wheel on Wednesday 13 June.

During the visit, an Indian Monsoon Malabar and a Brazilian French Roast Coffee were put to the test by the radio duo. Becky, who is a self-confessed coffee addict and Ricky who considers himself more of a tea drinker, were both won over by the Medium Roast Indian Monsoon Malabar served black. However, the addition of milk to the stronger Brazilian French Roast transformed the drink and proved a winning combination for Becky.

Tracey, who hosted the visit explained: “It was a delight to host Ricky and Becky and I consider it a personal victory to have found Ricky a coffee that he loves. It just goes to show that we really do have a tea and coffee for everyone at Northern Tea Merchants!”

Northern Tea Merchants has been shortlisted for Food and Drink Retailer of the Year in the awards, having won both Food and Drink Retailer of the Year and the coveted overall Retailer of the Year title in 2017. Find out more about Northern Tea Merchants at the Chesterfield Retail Awards here.

To find out more about the Chesterfield Retail Awards 2018, please visit

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