Ethical coffee sourcing & buying

We source our beans from every major coffee-growing region in the world

And we only buy the best – 100% of the coffee we buy is rated high-grade commercial or speciality

Having access to multiple origins and specifications means we can tailor our offer exactly to our customers’ requirements and your customers’ preferences.

Our supply chain is fully traceable back to farm, cooperative or washing station and we work closely with our trusted trading partners in London, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Brazil and Belgium.

These relationships mean we can stay closer to what’s happening ‘on the ground’ at origin and help us to manage risk and plan ahead ensuring the best availability for our customers.

We source and buy all major certifications including Fairtrade, RFA and OF&G Organic.

The origins of our coffee

We source coffee from more than 40 origins around the world and work with both commodity and speciality traders to find the best-quality producers of coffee. Each origin brings it’s own unique characteristics and taste notes to a blend, and our Q graders and roasting experts and combine these to create the perfect blend for your business.  

Central & South America

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Brazil
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru

Africa

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Ethiopia
Kenya
Rwanda
Tanzania
Uganda
Yemen

Asia

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China
India
Java
Papua New Guinea
Sumatra
Vietnam

Some of our team at origin

We buy all major certifications

We strive to work to the highest ethical and responsible trading standards at all times.

More than 80% of the coffee we sell is certified and we work in partnership with industry-leading bodies to offer a variety of options for your coffee products.

Fairtrade

Vision: A world in which all producers can enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfil their potential and decide on their future.

Fairtrade is the most recognised and trusted label in the world (Globescan, 2023. The Fairtrade mark means a better deal for coffee growers. By choosing Fairtrade coffee for your business, the farmers who grow your beans earn a fairer price and an additional premium, which can be invested in their community, farming practices and local environment.

Fairtrade changes the way trade works through upholding fairer working principles and standards, and providing a fairer deal for farmers and workers who’ve been disadvantaged by global trade.

Fairtrade producers organise collectively, in cooperatives or workers’ organisations with a democratic structure and transparent administration, so they have greater bargaining power and control over their businesses.

Fairtrade sets a base price (the Fairtrade Minimum Price) for certified growers, which acts as a safety net for farmers in a volatile market. It also sets a Fairtrade Premium – an extra sum of money paid on top of the selling price – for producer organisations to invest in business, community or environmental projects, democratically chosen by their members.

Rainforest Alliance Certified (RFA)

Vision: We envision a world where people and planet prosper together.

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.

RFA certification focuses on how farms are managed. It encompasses all three pillars of sustainability – social, economic and environmental – and empowers farmers with the knowledge and skills to negotiate for themselves in the global marketplace.

Rainforest Alliance certification and training teaches farmers, workers and their families to farm efficiently and responsibly, growing their bottom lines today and conserving the fertile soils and natural resources on which they and their children will depend on in the future.

Organic coffee

Vision: Crop has been grown without the use of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, antibiotics or hormones.

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

Consumers are assured any detrimental effects to human health and the environment have been minimised during production.

Our certification table

Planning & Management Social Conditions Price Premiums Natural Resource Conservation Minimum Price to Farmer Environmental Conservation Regulation
Fairtrade

RFA

Organic

Direct Trade