Our sustainability commitments
A true seed to sip coffee business, we are committed to sustainability and creating positive change in the communities we work within
Experience Japanese coffee culture with each Ueshima blend, all 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified.
We're committed to reducing our environmental footprint. That’s why we've designed our range with solutions that help minimise waste and make it easier to recycle. Find out more below.
All of our coffees are 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified. The Rainforest Alliance is an international, non-profit organisation, working to build a powerful alliance to protect forests, improve the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities, promote their human rights, and help them to mitigate and adapt to the ongoing climate crisis. Keep an eye out for the frog certification seal on our packs which symbolises the Rainforest Alliance mission of people and nature thriving together. The seal means that our certified coffee is produced using methods that support the three pillars of sustainability: social, economic and environmental. Independent, third-party auditors - critical to the integrity of the certification - evaluate coffee farmers against requirements in all three areas before awarding certification.
We’ve created a range that is recyclable - either through kerbside collection (cardboard and coffee bags*) or through our partnership with TerraCycle®, which ensures we offer solutions for our harder to recycle materials, such as our aluminium capsules, coffee pouches and sachets.
*Please check your food waste collections to dispose of our industrially compostable single cup coffee bags.
Working together with TerraCycle®
Every year aluminium capsules, coffee pouches and sachets end up in landfill and incinerators across the UK - we are working with TerraCycle® to help put an end to this waste of resources. Our TerraCycle® partnership offers a free recycling programme for the packaging in our range that cannot be recycled through local council facilities, ensuring all of our packaging can be recycled in one way or another across the UK.
There are three different ways to participate in this programme. Find out which one works best for you below.
Delivered to your door
It's not just our coffee that's sustainable. We use 100% recycled cardboard and water-based inks that are much gentler on the environment than traditional plastisol inks.
When you're finished with your delivery box, simply recycle it with all of your other household paper and cardboards.