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Celebrating Women in Coffee: International Coffee Day’s 2018 Focus

Like Christmas, it comes just once a year. But, unlike Christmas – it’s not all fun and games (and overeating and over-drinking…). International Coffee Day is a day to celebrate coffee, and also to reflect on issues in the industry itself. This year, the International Coffee Organisation has chosen its focus to be the role of women in the coffee chain – applauding their hard work, and acknowledging the gender inequity inherent in both coffee...

Coffee Commodity Chain - you’re fired!

Imagine this. Your job is to make brownies for a food market The ingredients one batch cost around £1.50 (you found a great deal on cocoa powder!) - that’s not factoring in the time and energy spent making them, either. When they’re fresh from the oven, oozing gooey chocolate, the people that run the food market take them away to be sold. For a long time, business hasn’t been booming. Maybe everyone’s packing their own...

Direct Trade and why it matters…

We’re proud of the fact we buy our coffee directly from the farmers. For us, it’s the right thing to do, and that’s why we’re now highlighting it right there on our coffee bags. Through Direct Trade we’re involved in the journey of our coffees from harvest to home. Why is Direct Trade so important to us? It means building lasting relationships with the farmers who grow the coffee we sell, rather than some far-removed...