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Coffee Ethics

Coffee bean deliveryWe purchase our coffee beans from a Speciality Team who source the finest green coffees from Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Ethical sourcing:

By sharing every detail about every coffee they source, they support everyone in the supply chain who are invested in Quality Coffee - from farmer, exporter, roaster and barista. As a standard, they pay premiums above the cost of production, regardless of the world price of coffee.

They are transparent in their work and aim to have a positive impact wherever they trade, supporting projects at origin and channeling revenue back to coffee producing regions where it is often needed most.

  • We have a clear line of sight to the farmers who grow the coffee;
  • We understand every participant's role in the supply chain, the real costs involved and what the farmers actually put in their pockets after all of the costs are deducted.
  • This ethical supply chain behaves in a manner in keeping with the principles of trust, transparency and integrity. It is based upon the idea of co-operation and nurturing, rather than competition.

The Rainforest Alliance:

In order to become certified, farms must meet the criteria of the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard. The standard encompasses all three pillars of sustainability - social, economic, and environmental.

Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms are audited regularly to verify that farmers are complying with the Standard’s comprehensive requirements, which require continual improvement on the journey to sustainable agriculture. The Standard is built on the important principles of sustainable farming, such as Biodiversity conservation, improved livelihoods and human well-being, natural resource conservation, and effective planning & farm management systems.