We're committed to having a positive impact on our planet
We're certified 'B-Corp - Pending' which means we've had it written into our legals that we have to put equal priority on our impact on society and the environment alongside our profits. Full assessment comes after one year of trading and we're committed to filing for that by the end of 2021.
Unfortunately, coffee doesnʼt grow well in the UK. It prefers the tropics and sub-tropics of Central and South America, Africa, The Middle East and Southeast Asia. We canʼt avoid it, there will always be a cost to the environment for transport. Thatʼs why weʼve teamed up with Carbon Jacked, experts in calculating this cost. With their help weʼre finding the most effective ways to reduce our energy consumption and offset our carbon footprint. Eventually weʼd love to use the full force of mother nature to sail our coffee across the Atlantic, but weʼre not quite there yet.
We only source from organic certified farms or those using organic principles. Organic principles include avoiding the use of chemicals, which as well as being better for the environment is also a good thing for the quality and health benefits of our coffee.
Organic certification offers reassurance that a farm isn’t using harmful chemicals on their coffee crops, but we go one step further and also test the beans at independent labs to make sure they’re free from pesticides or any other nasties.
We source coffees that elevate and sustain the people who supply them, so we only buy coffee that exceeds the credentials of Fairtrade models. This means we can be confident the people in our supply chain are receiving a fair price and experience decent working conditions.
Traceable & Transparent
Knowing our supply chain is an essential part of ensuring the people within it are experiencing decent working conditions and fair pay. We only buy coffee fully traceable back to the farm and even the named farmer who grew it! Currently Alan Moreno in Chiapas, Mexico.
We support transparency in the economics of coffee production. And we’re looking at how we can go further to contribute to a system based on the actual payments made to coffee producers.
We’re committed to contributing what we can to finding solutions that enable a thriving future for the coffee industry – one that genuinely supports the wellbeing of people and the planet. That’s why we have chosen to support World Coffee Research – a non-profit collaborative research and development program that aims to grow, protect, and enhance supplies of quality coffee while improving the livelihoods of the families who produce it.
Plastic free packaging from renewable sources
We are tackling the scourge of single-use plastic by ensuring all our packaging is plastic-free and from renewable sources. We use a industrially compostable pouch made from kraft paper and polylactic acid (PLA) – a plant-based renewable material – posted in a mailer made from 100% recycled and recyclable FSC certified paper. FSC certified paper comes from well-managed, renewable forests that preserve biodiversity and benefit the lives of local people.