Today is International Coffee Day! Let's be honest, many of us need coffee to survive or just to wake up in the morning.
I always feel more like myself when I've enjoyed one of my favourite coffee blends, and that little jolt of caffeine is a must if I'm working a long shift or socialising for the day.
I love finding new coffee companies to try out- and one of the most important things for me is the ethical practices involved in making the coffee I drink.
It is so important to choose ethical, sustainable coffee companies, as these businesses will fairly and ethically source their ingredients, supporting the farmers who grow the beans and promoting sustainability.
Check out 5 ethical coffee companies to try this International Coffee Day, including small businesses and those that encourage eco-friendly practices.
1. Puccino's Colombian Fairtrade
Puccino's Colombian Fairtrade coffee is available in stores, or you can get it delivered right to your door.
This hand-roasted coffee is well-balanced, and it has a delicious nutty character with hints of cocoa and caramel.
Puccino's is also an ethical Fairtrade coffee company, and the beans are always 100% Arabica.
This company is committed to sustainable practices. You can even get free coffee grounds from Puccino's to add to your plants as fertiliser!
2. Ethical Addictions
Ethical Addictions is a small family coffee company that specialises in sourcing high-quality coffee for all of its customers.
This business focuses on making a difference to the growers who produce their coffee, choosing to support farmers by buying direct from the farm and returning a large proportion of the price to the people who actually do all the work!
On their website, they share information about the individual farmers that they work with- and I really recommend checking out the various blends that they sell.
3. RISE Coffee
RISE Coffee is a fantastic, delicious coffee company. All of their boxes are easily recyclable, even including water-based ink!
This company encourages sustainable practices, meaning you can enjoy a tasty cup of coffee without worrying about your impact on the environment.
The coffee itself is sourced from roasters in the UK, supporting local businesses.
RISE Coffee is available as a subscription box, and each box includes bags of premium coffee alongside a few extra treats every month.
4. Taylors of Harrogate
I had to feature Taylors of Harrogate here, seeing as I'm a Harrogate-based blogger!
This brand is based on genuine relationships between the business and the coffee bean growers, and it is a traditional family business.
Taylors prides itself on promoting fairtrade standards and it is a founding member of the Ethical Tea Partnership.
5. Bird and Wild
This coffee company calls itself an organic and bird-friendly coffee drink. It even supports the RSPB and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Centre with every bag that's sold!
Bird and Wild also prides itself on producing Fairtrade coffee, supporting the farmers who grow the beans. This drink is a delicious medium roast coffee with hints of dark chocolate.
You can buy this coffee as whole bean or ground depending on your personal tastes. I can't wait to try a cup of this ethical drink soon!
What is your favourite coffee company? Do you have any ethical tips to buying coffee this International Coffee Day?
Let me know your thoughts!
Love, Sarah xoxoxo