Because a great cup of coffee is about more than just great taste. Every cup of fairly traded artisan coffee you drink from one of our carefully selected ethical coffee companies is supporting small-scale coffee farmers. The premium you pay for this delicious commodity guarantees fair coffee prices and supports farmers to improve productivity and quality giving you a lovingly crafted great tasting cup with none of the guilt.
Plus we have some truly delicious luxury drinking chocolate that you can enjoy alone or mix with your favourite fair trade coffee for a delicious and ethical mocha. As with all fair trade goods, buying fair trade cocoa means the farmer gets a fair deal, no child labour and ethical practices along the supply chain. We even sell gorgeous fair trade rainbow mugs to drink it from.
Union coffee company donâ€™t sell fairtrade certified coffee, they sell Union direct trade coffee. They started out in 2001 with the aim of improving the coffee market and producing incredible tasting coffee in a sustainable way. This is about more than just paying a fair price but about working in partnership with farmers.
They always pay above the Fairtrade minimum price, aiming to ensure a living wage to workers in developing countries and work to improve both livelihoods and the quality of the coffee beans long term. They improve farming methods by working with organisations and within communities to offer training to farmers to get the best yields as well as promoting environmental sustainability and offering financial training to promote sustainable development.
And their love of coffee doesnâ€™t stop at sourcing the best beans from around the world in the most sustainable way possible. Each batch of coffee is then hand roasted in their coffee roastery in London in original 1950â€™s coffee roasters. They view coffee roasting as an art form and a labour of love, carefully mastered over years of training, to give the perfect flavour profile.
Each bag of coffee you buy has the name of the roaster as well as details of where, when and how the coffee was grown meaning you get to know the whole of the supply chain. As well as tips for the brewing process according to your coffee maker. And all their coffeeâ€™s score 84 or above on the SCAAâ€™s coffee quality scale making it some of the top 2% of the coffee in the world.
If a trip to the coffee shop is part of your daily ritual then their signature revelation blend espresso grind is perfect. Served in speciality coffee shops and high-end cafes across the country itâ€™s dark roasted for a rich caramel finish and features beans from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Rwanda and Sumatra. Ideal if you have an espresso machine and are a bit of a barista but havenâ€™t yet invested in a burr grinder.
Another great ethical coffee company, The Real Coffee Bean Company, also create amazing fairtrade artisan coffee. Featuring the Fairtrade mark, every bag has a story so you know where your coffee has been grown. They source the best coffee beans from the best fair trade coffee farmers, estates and cooperatives and roast it in the UK.
Their single-origin coffees are both from Latin America. The Columbian has a medium roast with top notes of butterscotch and toffee while the Brazilian has high notes of peanut and chocolate. Perfect for a cafetiere or filter you can then transfer to a reusable insulated cup and save yourself a trip to the cafe.
And if you are more of a chocolate drinker than a coffee drinker, or enjoy a sweet milky treat in the evenings you canâ€™t get much better than our range of luxury hot chocolates. Whether you are looking for a powder, pure chocolate to add to milk or the finest single origin cacao to make your favourite hot chocolate recipes we have you covered.
Cafe Direct rich hot chocolate is a simple powder that makes a smooth creamy cup of cocoa by simply adding hot milk. Or if you are feeling a bit more adventurous you could try Whittards rocky road, with flavours of marshmallows, cherry and biscuit, salted caramel, because salt and chocolate are great together or luxury white chocolate. Their hot chocolate gift set contains the white chocolate, rocky road, a tub of marshmallows and a mug. An indulgent gift for chocolate lovers.
The divine cocoa powder is perfect for making hot chocolate just the way you like it, especially if you find traditional powders too sweet as you add your own sugar to taste, for making chocolate truffles or for use in baking. While Willieâ€™s single origin chefâ€™s bars, made from the finest cocoa beans by a master chocolatier, are perfect for mind-blowing hot chocolates, awesome brownies or grating into chilli.