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Wake up to a fairer cup, with our range of ethical and speciality coffee, available to buy online at Traidcraft. Whether you’re looking for your morning espresso, an afternoon cappuccino, or after-dinner americano with friends, perk up your day with a speciality coffee today.

You’ll be pleased to know that our coffee is ethically and sustainably sourced directly from dedicated smallholder coffee farms around the world — helping farmers build a better quality of life for their families and communities. By purchasing our coffee, you’ll be helping to protect the livelihoods of these farmers, as well as helping to prepare them for some of the challenges they can often face, such as climate change and unpredicted incomes.

Our large coffee range of fair trade coffee includes Organic coffee and freshly ground coffee from brands such as Eat Your Hat and Cafédirect as well as our own signature ethical coffee selection, using beans grown in the world's most renowned speciality coffee regions such as Ethiopia, Colombia, and even Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu. The characteristics of each coffee are as unique as its region too — from rich, aromatic and full-bodied coffees to light, bright and refreshing brews made for any time of day. If you prefer to grind your own beans at home, choose from our range of ethical coffee beans instead.

You'll discover that there's a coffee for every occasion at Traidcraft including instant coffee and decaf coffee. Make your speciality coffee even more enticing by serving it in one of our hand-painted mugs, and be sure to take a look at our refreshing and fairly sourced selection of tea while you’re here. Don’t forget, you’ll benefit from free P&P when spending over £50, and you’ll save at least 10% when you buy in bulk – even more reason to pop an extra bag of speciality coffee into your basket!

What is Speciality Coffee?

The term speciality coffee can refer to coffee with its own unique flavours and tastes, resulting from special characteristics and composition of the soils in which they are produced. But the term speciality coffee is more specifically used to refer to coffee that’s graded 80 points or higher on a 100 point scale by a certified coffee taster of a licensed Q grader. This scale was created by the SCAA (Speciality Coffee Association of America) based on a number of different criteria, including; sweetness, acidity, lack of defects, balance, mouthfeel, and flavour. Speciality coffee has generally been produced using the highest quality coffee beans, as well as having the very best methods implimented throughout the coffee harvest and production. Most often, speciality coffee is from a single origin.

What is Ethical Coffee?

Ethical coffee is coffee which has been sourced with the interests of everyone throughout the supply chain, as well as the planet, in mind. Consumers must look for complete transparency from companies when deciding whether the coffee they are buying is ethical or not.

Why Does Ethical Coffee Matter?

Investing in ethical coffee means fighting for trade and environmental justice, and really making a difference simply by changing your purchasing habits. Buying ethical coffee benefits coffee producers as they receive a fair wage and on-going training, as well as benefitting the environment, as more natural and organic production methods are implemented.