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Paddy &Scotts are a small UK based business that believes in sharing profits with the families and communities that grow their coffee. They believe that doing good is good for business, where commerce can be a driver for change.
They proudly work with Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance Association and UTZ, supporting three projects around the coffee belt. The Cerrado region, in southwestern Minas Gerais, Brazil, best known for its homogeneous climate and altitude. The Kambata region of Ethiopia, which is known for the production of not only coffee but ginger too with our coffee coming from the Sidamo and Wolyata region, and most proudly in Vietnam, where the purchasing of our coffee has helped the farmers from the area to set up the producer group, Cudliemnong. The cooperative received Fairtrade Certification in 2009 and currently has 84 members.
Their own farm. The Muchomba Project - Kenya
This award-winning, groundbreaking project was set up as a commercial joint venture with Paddy & Scott’s and a Kenyan smallholding coffee farm headed by George and Issac Muchomba back in 2017. They were shocked by how little money the smallholder coffee families of East Africa actually received for their crop; sometimes as little at 1.5 cents per cup, and wanted to create a simplified supply chain that shared the retail margin (what the consumer actually pays for a cup of coffee in a coffee shop) with the community that grows the coffee. Since 2017 the project has expanded to produce enough coffee to fill over 1m cups per year. The proceeds of the sale of this coffee have helped build a school, provide fresh running water, washing and sanitation facilities. They have also helped build a commercially viable supply chain that ensures Issac Muchomba’s children can carry on making a living from growing coffee for many years to come. Currently, the farm project produces approx 10% of the coffee they need to supply their customers, they're working on making that 100%.
Is our packaging recyclable and compostable?
Since 2004 all their coffee packaging has been made from aluminium free PET recyclable material (please recycle this in the correct facilities). Their paper cups are compostable, lids are made from corn starch and coffee bags are made from compostable potato starch.