We are the first, and possibly the only coffee roaster in the UK (and perhaps rest of the world) to be aligned with the Global Goals.
The UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a global blueprint to eliminate extreme poverty and put the world on a sustainable path.
To know more about the 17 global goals and why each Goal matters, visit the UN site.
At Coromandel Coast, we measure our business against each of the 17 goals.
We also contribute 10% of our revenues (not profits) towards rural projects that achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in India and across marginalised communities in Africa and South East Asia through B1G1, a revolutionary giving platform.
To know more about how we measure our impact against the SDGs, reach out to us via the contact form.
Greenwashing is rife in every industry
And, coffee is no exception.
Sustainability is such a nebulous concept meaning different things to different people. And at times, nothing at all.
At Coromandel Coast, we have broken down sustainability into three critical components.
By forging direct-trade partnerships we can pay three to four times the C price. This higher price ensures farmer profitability and investment into better farm management practices.
Social sustainabilityMore than 90% of hired labour in our partner farms are women. They are often the chief wage earners able to send their children to top schools and colleges in the city.
Environmental sustainabilityAgroforestry supporting crop production such as shade-grown coffee preserves our planet’s eco-systems.
Our partner farms are located in the Western Ghats, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots – home to at least 325 threatened species. Our direct-trade farms maintain and monitor critical bio-diversity standards.
In addition, our packaging is 100% plastic-free, our roastery is powered by renewable energy and we are journeying to zero-waste by repurposing our waste coffee grounds.
We source the highest quality green beans that India grows.
We invest a lot of time into the process of choosing our partner farms. And once we choose a farm, we stick with them. Unlike other coffee roasters who are on the quest for the perfect tasting brew, we are on the quest for maximum positive impact.
Here at Coromandel Coast, we believe farmers are true artisans and as a roaster, we hold ourselves responsible for translating the heritage and terroir of the Ghats, where our coffees grow.
With care and craft, we roast our coffees in small (nano) batches. This slow process is our way of paying respect to the farmer and his prized crop.
Roasted coffee is perishable, and tastes best when consumed fresh, ideally within 4 weeks of roasting. We pride ourselves in being a roast-to-order business which means we never hold stock of roasted coffee.