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Kenya Coffee Co

From Graces Guide

of 30 Sloane Street, London, SW1. Telephone: Sloane 5118. Cables: "Kenyacof, London"

1921 Advertised a Vere Street address[1]

1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of "Kenyacof" Guaranteed pure Empire Coffee, packed in doubly sealed airtight tins, lined with greaseproof paper, thus ensuring that the flavour of the coffee is retained for an indefinite period. (Stand No. L.53) [2]

1961 Pure ground Kenco coffee was served on the Canberra[3]

1960s Operated a number of shops where roasted coffee beans were available[4]

1963 Kenco Coffee was a subsidiary of John Gardner (London)[5]

1964 Trust Houses acquired John Gardner

1965 JV formed with Centre Hotels (Cranston) called Kenco Centre Restaurants which would set up and operate restaurants at a number of hotels, initially the Waverley and the Kenilworth Hotel[6]

by 1967 was a subsidiary of Trust Houses[7]

1969 Trust Houses sold Kenya Coffee Co to Schweppes[8]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times July 27, 1921
  2. 1929 British Industries Fair Page 96
  3. The Times June 2, 1961
  4. The Times July 17, 1965
  5. The Times Nov. 11, 1963
  6. The Times Dec. 6, 1965
  7. The Times Apr. 19, 1967
  8. The Times Jan. 3, 1969