I began to shop at Martyn’s in Muswell Hill in 1975, and lived in Highgate – my coffee roasted to order on a regular basis. Then I moved to Lincolnshire 20 years ago, I still got the coffee on a regular basis individually roasted and it was sent to me by courier impeccably packed and promptly sent when I asked for it. Each Christmas the dried fruit for my wife to make the Christmas cake again to order – impeccable prompt service and superb dried fruit. The prices are reasonable and the carriage to Henley on Thames very very reasonable – all in all courtesy, efficiency, promptness and the best roasted coffee beans in the UK ! This purveyor of fine foods with the internet and courier service means that the finest grocer is only a click away !
Since moving away from Muswell Hill, we have taken to buying our W.Martyn’s coffee from their online shop, paying directly into their bank account at the same time. A friendly delivery of coffee – perfectly ground for our filter machine – follows within a day or two at the most. Very quick, hugely convenient and completely fool proof ! Our purchases are varied. At the top of the range we go for Skybury, a very toothsome brew; in the middle, Dominican is delicious; and when we feel the need for a little economy – Breakfast blend goes down a treat. The tasting notes are a great guide when we decide on some experimentation.
The coffee is great, the delivery service prompt. I am happy with the service and coffee.