If you love coffee, make sure your mug is an ethical one. Here are three of the best companies that combine caffeine with compassion.
Yallah produce sustainably sourced and freshly roasted coffee from Argal Farm in Cornwall. They are a closed-loop company with various sustainable practices. Firstly, they power their HQ completely off renewable energy sources. Secondly, they offset all unavoidable carbon emissions. Finally, Yallah work closely with coffee farmers in Nicaruagua to ensure fair working conditions and wages. With ethos like that we were seriously impressed before we’d even tasted the coffee! Founder, Rich Blake, started the brand whilst travelling along the coastline of Morocco. Yallah was a word he heard often, meaning ‘let’s go’ in Arabic. Once back in the UK, Rich teamed up with fellow coffee enthusiast Phil to create the brand.
For more information, visit yallahcoffee.co.uk
Pact are a leading speciality coffee service, providing flexible plans for coffee lovers. It delivers ethically sourced fresh coffee direct to doorsteps across the UK. All coffee is roasted, ground, packed and delivered fresh to your door within seven days. With over 13 different coffees to choose from, including exclusive roasts from every corner of the globe, there’s a flavour for everyone. In addition to this, Pact pay at least 25%-125% above Fairtrade. As a result, the higher premium helps to secure their farmers’ livelihoods and in return, the health of the coffee industry.
For more information, visit pactcoffee.com
Although many of us wouldn’t be without our caffeine fix, the plastic packaging that comes alongside it can leave a bitter taste as 100 million non-recyclable, plastic lined coffee packs are produced and used within the UK coffee industry each year. A staggering 48 per cent of Brits are unaware that coffee packs commonly contain plastic – which is where Percol’s ambition to become the most ethical and sustainable retail coffee brand comes in. They’re introducing a new range of coffee bags that are certified with the plastic-free trust. As easy to use as tea bags, the Percol coffee bags provide a hassle-free caffeine fix within minutes – whether you’re at the office, on holiday or at home – and with the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped the environment.
For more information, visit percol.co.uk