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.

  • Sourcing

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

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  • Bag recycling

    We work with Terracycle to recycle our coffee packaging. Send your used bags to our roastery, and we'll send them off to be recycled.

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  • Roasting

    With roasting coffee, we use gas. Each year, we track our gas consumption and offset that with purchasing carbon credits.

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  • Disposable cups

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

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  • Keep Cups

    Our branded Modern Standard ‘Keep cups’ aim to encourage our customers and consumers to reuse and reduce waste.

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  • Electric Deliveries

    ParcelForce are working towards a 100% zero emissions delivery fleet by 2030.

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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

    We're the UK's first coffee roaster to commit to 1% for the Planet.

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  • Trees for Cities

    We believe in green spaces and the replenishment of trees to create urban biodiversity & filter pollutants.

  • Seres

    We've partnered with Seres in Guatemala, who are committed to empowering the next generation of sustainable leaders.

Coffee chaff

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 by-product of roasting, and we donate it to a local community garden to enrich their compost.

We donate all our chaff to The Ecology Centre, who mix it into their compost to enrich their soil. It's a great place to visit, and whilst you're there, you can grab a cup of Modern Standard Coffee too!