Sustainable Certifications

Lincoln & York works to the highest possible ethical and sustainable trading standards at all times.

Sustainable sourcing is an important issue and we are proud to be one of the UK’s largest suppliers of certified coffees.


Fairtrade Certified

The most recognised ethical mark for consumers, the FAIRTRADE Mark means a better deal for coffee growers. Fairtrade work closely with farms and plantations to ensure they meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental Standards.


Rainforest Alliance Certified™

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods on coffee farms. The organisation works to promote healthy ecosystems and communities in some of the world’s most vulnerable ecosystems.


Organic coffee

Organic coffee has been produced using environmentally and animal friendly farming methods. This includes the importance of soil, crop fertilisation, weed control, pest control and environmental management and conservation.

UTZ Certified

UTZ Certified

UTZ is an efficient certification and traceability program for socially and environmentally responsible coffee production. A popular certification in Europe, UTZ certified coffee is traceable to the producer ensuring it has been grown and harvested in a responsible manner.

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Triple Certified

We also supply coffees that are triple certified – Fairtrade certified, Rainforest Alliance Certified™ and Organic

Giving Back

Over the last decade or more, Lincoln & York has established numerous direct relationships between growers and co-operatives and our customers. We make regular trips to origin and like to buy coffee from growers we know well.

In 2013, we also partnered in a project to train up the next generation of coffee farmers in Peru to create a more sustainable industry, targeting the generational skills gap. Over 85 farmers aged 16-34 have undergone the course so far, gaining valuable skills on themes including ‘co-operative management’, ‘sustainable practices’ and ‘coffee quality’.

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