Explorer Coffees is an independent purveyor of Coffees, Teas, Hot Chocolates, Coffee Products and Explorer Adventure accessories.

It is owned and operated by Neil & Kay Hallsworth, both Service Veterans and active members of the Military Community

It’s Explorer Coffee’s aim to give you the customer a wide choice of high quality coffee, great and practical coffee accessories and those bits and pieces you need as you embark on your adventures.

About Neil

Neil served in the Royal Army Medical Corps for ten years. Having completed his commission he worked in the hospitality business, built a house, taught in Further Education and was a First Aid Trainer. This ended in 2008 when he took the decision to stay at home and raise the family whilst Kay pursued her successful military career.

Explorer Coffees began following a brief introduction to the Coffee Industry through a part time job. Roasting coffee at home allowed Neil to maintain household duties and grow a small business from scratch, growing now to include Tea and Hot Chocolate. In 2020 Neil added EC Clothing and The Expedition & Campaign Stores to the portfolio and continues to seek new opportunities to keep Explorer Coffees growing.


About Kay

Kay joined the QARNNS in 1992 as a Probationary Student Naval Nurse.  In 2002 she commissioned as a Medical Services Officer and worked across a wide variety of jobs in the UK and overseas.  In 2020 she was named as the inaugural Naval Servicewoman of the Year. Compassionate and inclusive, she is a highly experienced specialist with a history of delivering medical operational capabilities in the Defence Medical Services.  She has recently started working as the Operations Manager at Association of Royal Navy Officers and Royal Navy Officers Charity.

Kay provides the strategic direction to Explorer Coffees Ltd and works to keep the company profile raised to the highest levels.