Bean Smitten Coffee Roasters


Darren Tickner


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Cedar Gables
Hastings Rd.
East Sussex



When a Tunbridge Wells based accountant’s love of coffee became all consuming, he decided to stop counting beans and roast them instead. In June 2014, Darren Tickner gave up his job in the finance sector to found Bean Smitten, an artisan coffee roastery dedicated to making speciality coffee more accessible.

“Put simply, I want to get more people drinking better tasting coffee, both in speciality coffee shops and at home.” says Darren. “We roast the best coffee beans we can source. They are always fully traceable and fairly traded.” However, it’s not just about selling coffee. We want to engage with our customers and help them get the best from the coffee they buy.”



Our coffee is available wholesale or in retail packs from our stall and website.

Great Coffee For Your Business:

A reputation for great coffee will help spread the word about build your business, attract new customers and retain their loyalty. We want our customers to keep coming back to your coffee shop or cafe and Bean Smitten are here to help. Our Classic Blend has broad appeal and tastes fantastic served either as an espresso (bold, chocolatey and just the right amount of acidity), with  milk (perfect in an 8oz latte or cappuccino), or in a cafetiere.

Looking for something a little different? Our Contemporary Blend is a seasonal blend, slightly lighter and fruitier than our Classic Blend showcasing some of the best Central American and African coffees available. A range of single origin coffees offer a distinct contrast to our blends, each having unique characteristics and taste profile. These coffees are seasonal and change frequently.