Unlike most coffee shop chains ALL of Beans’ coffee is made from freshly ground Fairtrade coffee. We do not use any other kind. Beans works tirelessly to find new and exciting Fairtrade products to stock and replace our existing product range however we do not compromise on quality.
Fairtrade guarantees a fair and stable price for products that enable farmers all over the world to support their families, and crucially, invest in a better future. The Fairtrade mark is an independent label which appears on a wide range of retail and catering products as a guarantee that disadvantaged farmers and workers in the developing world are getting a better deal from the product. You can find out more about Fairtrade at the foundation’s website www.fairtrade.org.uk
Where possible we like to support businesses local to each shop, whether its fruit and veg, bread or window cleaning, we believe that small businesses are the life blood of our small market towns.
Recycling is something we feel very strongly about, we recycle as much plastics, glass and paper as possible and use ethically driven waste management companies. As well as recycling our own waste we also source as many recycled packaging products as we can, every little helps in creating a better world for all of us!
Each shop helps its local charities in different ways, we can put out collection boxes, give raffle prizes or just display information. Obviously we can’t help everyone, but if you have a worthy course local to one of our shops then we are always willing to listen to fund raising ideas.
Another great cause we support is One Water, who donate 100% of their profits towards life-changing projects in developing countries. www.onedifference.org