CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – Doing our bit

Due to the nature of the product and the regions we source our coffee from, the future of our business will be affected by climate change. According to a recent study by Climatic Change, around 50% of the land around the world currently used to produce high-quality coffee could be unproductive by 2050.

WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW

SOURCING

Ethically sourced and directly traded coffees, cutting out the middle man and reducing unnecessary transportation.

ROASTING

Our roastery has good transport links, less than 1km from Tilbury Docks. We have hired locally to reduce the average commute time, and most of our employees walk or cycle to work.

DISPOSABLES

Many of our workplace customers, are able to compost packaging. All our takeaway cups and lids are compostable.

KEEPCUPS

Our branded ‘Keep cups’ aim to encourage consumers to reuse and reduce waste.

OUR PLEDGE MOVING FORWARD

We commit to reducing our impact on the environment, working with charitable educational organisations in both London and at source.

1% FOR THE PLANET

As a member of 1% For The Planet, we pledge to donate a minimum 1% of annual sales to support environmental non-profit organisations. We’re the UK’s first coffee roaster to commit to 1% for the Planet.

TREES FOR CITIES

We believe in green spaces and the replenishment of trees to create urban biodiversity & filter pollutants. Twice a year we plant trees in our local area, to help bring some greenness back and improve our mental health. We’ve calculated our annual energy consumption and will aim to plant trees, with an aim of becoming CO2 neutral.

SERES

We’ve partnered with Seres, an organisation in one of our coffee growing regions, Guatemala, who are committed to empowering the next generation of sustainable leaders. Seres was 1 of 3 organisations worldwide in 2015 to receive The UNESCO-Japan prize for Education in Sustainable Development.

Reducing waste….going one step further

We product over 100L of coffee chaff a day. This is produced when we roast the coffee, and it has a biscuity smell.

It is a nutrient dense bi product of roasting, and we donate it to a local community garden to enrich their compost.

We are also donating some to our partners at Trees for Cities; it is great for adding nutrients to soil, so Trees for Cities reuse it when planting new trees.