Choose Your Comfort

There are few sensations as comforting as a warm drink shared with loved ones… the delicate flavours, the enchanting aromas, the glow that spreads outward from the belly to warm the heart. Part of the pleasure, of course, is the ritual of preparation… the moment of first contact with hot water, the slow steeping and the anticipation of the first sip. All improved, of course, by the company of others. 

At Ten Thousand Villages we’re delighted to share a world of flavours with you and those you love. Go on, choose your comfort!

Delicious Fair Trade Coffee

We’re proud to offer shade-grown, organic, direct fair trade coffee sourced from small-scale farmers and roasted to perfection. There's a world of goodness in those beans. Here are some tips for making the most of all that potential: WATCH - Learn to brew the perfect cup of coffee with these handy videos.

Tea – Steeped to Perfection

Every culture has its own rituals surrounding the preparation and serving of tea. There is something profound about this simple yet most complex of drinks. Whether you prefer green, black or herbal teas, with milk, sugar, lemon, or just plain, warm or chilled, we have a wealth of perfect teas to fit your taste.

 Here are a few of our favourite recipes from The New Tea Book. It's one of our favourite reads these days and it’s available at Ten Thousand Villages:

Tantalizing Chai

Chai combines a bit of everything that’s great! It’s spicy, rich, sweet, milky and warming all at once. Heaven! The possibilities are endless and the ingredients are often as close as your spice cupboard. There are infinite combinations, but here’s an especially tantalizing recipe to try: the Leapin’ Lizards Chai Tea. Transport yourself! 

Yerba Mate

Experience the taste of Latin America. Guayakí Yerba Mate has the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the euphoria of chocolate, all in one beverage. Yerba mate is versatile: it can be consumed hot or cold, served with milk and honey, or iced with lemon and mint. Our mate is harvested from the naturally nourishing leaves of the South American rainforest holly tree, cherished there as a sacred beverage. Delicious!

Mugs and Teapots

There’s no better way to enjoy your favourite hot bevvy than from one of our handmade mugs and teapots. They make a great gift bundled with a package of coffee or tea.