Stokes of Lincoln has been roasting award-winning coffee since 1902, and now the company has taken its first step into the Nespresso compatible coffee capsule market, providing coffee lovers with devilishly good espresso to enjoy in the comfort of their own home or office.

The new Impresso coffee capsules launched this week and are presented in a beautifully designed box which features the beloved Lincoln imp, a cheeky character of local legend that lives in the city’s cathedral. 

Designed with sustainability in mind, each Impresso capsule is packed full of the familiar taste of Stokes intense and smooth espresso blend.

The capsules are made from aluminium which not only keeps the coffee fresh and in perfect condition it is also infinitely recyclable too.

Nick Peel is the fourth generation in the family to run Stokes Tea & Coffee.

He said: “Customers with Nespresso-style machines have been asking us to create coffee capsules so they can enjoy Stokes coffee at home or in the office.

“Our new Impresso capsules are a quick and easy way to experience our espresso blend without compromising on the consistency, taste and sustainability which customers expect from a cup of Stokes coffee.”

“The unique imp design on the box was created by a local artist and celebrates the heritage of both Lincoln and Stokes which has been based in the city for over 120 years.”  

Nick Peel MD at Stokes Tea & Coffee

With 250 million capsules sold in the UK every year, and millennial coffee drinkers leading the Nespresso movement, Stokes’ entrance into the market is a welcome move and means more customers will now be able to enjoy the company’s iconic espresso blend. 

There are more products in the pipeline and customers have already requested additional blends to be added to the Impresso family of capsules.

The new Impresso coffee capsules are £3.70 for a pack of 10 and are now available in store and on the Stokes website.

Impresso capsules

The Bangers & Fizz Charity Quiz in aid of Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance organised by Stonebow Media, Ringrose Law and DPS Digital has been fully booked.

Over 100 people are joining the fundraising event on Thursday, November 25 at the White Hart Hotel in Lincoln.

The evening will include a pink fizz drinks reception, a two course sausage supper, quiz and charity raffle, as well as the opportunity to network with faces old and new.

The charity event will start with a pink fizz reception on arrival, followed by local Redhill Farm sausages with creamy mash, onion gravy and seasonal vegetables. It will all be topped off with chocolate brownie and salted caramel ice-cream.

The quizmaster for the evening will be Ronnie Byrne, putting a modern twist on the quiz using smartphones and a special app.

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is one of the UK’s leading Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Charities, funded purely by the generosity of people like you! They are not part of the NHS and not funded by the Government.

At a time when every second counts, the arrival of their iconic yellow helicopter really can mean the difference between life and death.

The quiz night will go towards helping raise vital funds for the charity and raise awareness of the great work they do across the county.

After the meal and the quiz, LNAA representatives will pick the raffle winners. If your business is interested in donating a gift/voucher for the charity raffle, please email [email protected].

Daniel Ionescu, Director of Stonebow Media, said; “After two successful Bangers & Fizz charity quizzes we are looking forward to helping raise vital funds for the LNAA, whilst also inviting our guests to have a great time with our speed quiz.

“We are delighted to be teaming up with Ringrose Law and DPS Digital for this event, and look forward to a fantastic fundraising evening.”

The Bangers & Fizz Charity Quiz organised by The Lincolnite, Ringrose Law and DPS Digital will return on Thursday, November 25.

Last year the second event raised £1,000 for St Barnabas. More than 100 people joined the speed quiz fun at the White Hart Hotel in Lincoln, and enjoyed fizz and a two course meal.

For 2021, the third annual quiz night will raise funds for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, who are fundamental in providing support for Lincolnshire residents in their time of great need.

At the 2020 Bangers & Fizz Quiz. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The event will be held at the same great location, the White Hart Hotel in the Bailgate, from 6pm for the drinks reception, and 7pm for the food and quiz.

Tickets are available for only £30per person with a two course meal (posh sausages and mash & veg, plus dessert, veggie option available) and a fizz reception. All proceeds will be donated to charity. Book your tickets now. 

The quiz will once again be hosted by quizmaster extraordinaire Ronnie Byrne, and if you haven’t attended previously, you’ll find it quite a different experience.

The speed quiz is available via a mobile app (only one needed for the team), and the team with the quickest correct answers wins. There are several rounds, including music, local knowledge, current affairs and sport.

“This time, with no ‘best team name’ prize up for grabs, we had no choice but to actually win the quiz!” — Team Epix Media

Last year, team Epix Media were crowned winners of the quiz, also leaving home with a case of Prosecco. Check out the gallery from the 2020 event.

After the meal and the quiz, LNAA representatives will pick the raffle winners. If your business is interested in donating a gift/voucher for the charity raffle, please email [email protected].

101 people joined the fun a the first Bangers & Fizz Charity Quiz in 2019. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Daniel Ionescu, Managing Editor of The Lincolnite, said: “After the last eighteen months we are pleased to welcome everyone to our third charity Bangers and Fizz night.

“Charities have suffered due to a lack of fundraising opportunities so we want to bring a bit of fun for people of Lincolnshire whilst still raising vital funds for LNAA, so please book in your team as soon as possible.”


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