Sustainability

Ethical and sustainable coffee roasters

CSR (corporate and social responsibility) are three little letters that have a big impact on what we do every day. 

Across every aspect of our business, we are committed to doing the right thing and making a positive impact. CSR is more than just a corporate mission, and across the team, our colleagues devote their time and energy to making a difference.

0
Carbon neutral
100%

Recyclable packaging

Zero

Waste to landfill

80%

Of our coffee is sold
under an accreditation scheme

x2
Origin trips per year Protecting the future of coffee
100%

Renewable energy

0
Carbon neutral
100%

Recyclable packaging

Zero

waste to landfill

80%
of our coffee
is sold under an accreditation scheme
x2
Origin trips per year
Protecting the future
of coffee
100%

Renewable energy

The four pillars of our CSR plan

As a responsible business, we’re committed to taking our CSR seriously – and doing things right.

The environment
We are committed to recognising and reducing the impact our business has on the environment, from emissions and energy use to minimising waste.
The coffee community
We are committed to behaving ethically, using sustainable resources and working with customers and suppliers to comply with good fair-trading practices.
Our people
It’s simple. We want to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work. Our talented people are our greatest asset. We actively work to foster a diverse and welcoming workplace centred around mutual respect.
Supporting local
We are committed to making a positive contribution in the communities in which we operate. We want our local community to feel the difference in the contribution we make and to be proud of the work we do.

Certified carbon neutral

We partnered with One Carbon World to measure and independently validate the carbon emissions of our roasting facility, and in the summer of 2023 we achieved Carbon Neutral status for our roastery (based on scope our 1 & scope 2 emissions) – one year ahead of our original target of 2024. We are also signatories of the UN Climate Neutral Now initiative outlining our on-going commitment to reducing our impact where we can. 

We have made a commitment to once again measure, validate and off-set our emissions in 2024, whilst also looking at our longer term plans to reduce our emissions via technological solutions when available.  

World coffee research

According to World Coffee Research (WCR), demand for coffee is expected to double by the year 2050 – and if we do nothing in this time, it’s predicted the amount of suitable land to grow coffee will decrease by 50% due to climate change and the resultant spread of pests and disease.

We’re proud to be members of WCR, investing in the important work it does to build a more sustainable future for coffee production and coffee farming communities.

We help fund vital trials into varieties of coffee that are more tolerant to drought and high temperatures. Our coffee team and Q graders get involved in blind tastings providing feedback on taste profiles and commercial viability.

Building a community reservoir in Burundi

Working alongside Omwani Coffee Co. and Migoti Coffee, we are proud to be funding the construction of a community reservoir in Burundi.

Currently in Burundi water is dispensed via water points and communal taps. Families have to walk to fill up large containers and carry them home again.

The new reservoir will be located near a washing station, providing families with clean water in the coffee farming community of Kinama. Migoti will also be constructing a pipe network to carry and distribute the water to nearby communities. 

Our certification table

Every coffee certification is valuable in different ways. Our chart will help you understand more about them at a glance.

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

RFA

Organic

Direct Trade

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