Ethics and Environment

Ethics and Environment

Price is never our primary determining factor.

Coffee sourcing and our roastery eco-system

It should go without saying that we source our coffee at a fair price for the coffee farmer and that our eco-system at the roastery is based on minimum wastage, recycling and using recycled/ recyclable materials wherever we can.

More about coffee sourcing

  • We've imported directly from Colombia and our negotiation process was simple - we asked the farm how much they wanted and when they came back with a price we said yes! We want the farmer to be generously compensated for their hard work in producing specialty coffee and to be able to afford everything they need year on year.

  • All other coffees are sourced from specialty coffee traders based in the UK who provide full traceability to the farm. We study their offerings diligently!

More about recycling

  • Organic waste (mostly chaff from the roaster) goes on the compost heap at Kenyon Hall Farm.
  • Our shipping boxes are made from recycled cardboard and sealed with paper adhesive tape.

Coffee packaging

When we considered packaging for our roasted coffee we had many options available. We reviewed kraft paper, lined bags, semi-compostable plant-based material, recyclable plastics, even canning! Unfortunately there was no clear winner.
Our approach has to be pragmatic with a primary focus on quality, followed closely by an environmentally conscious decision. 
We chose coffee packaging from Dutch Coffee Pack for the following reasons:
  1. Quality
  2. One-way valves for preserving coffee freshness
  3. Premium look and feel 
  4. Single material
  5. Made from PET/PE , plastic recycling No.7 (check with your local council)
  6. (Relatively) Local supplier (Designed and produced in The Netherlands)
  7. Carbon neutral (All bags produced are carbon neutral, offset with CO2-reducing projects in coffee growing countries)
We're always looking for more sustainable coffee packaging solutions.