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coaltown's commitment
to a green future

As many of you may already know, our Ethos is to create delicious Coffee and do good along with it. We believe that Planet, People and Profit are all equal when it comes to how we run our business. By focussing on ethical sourcing and sustainable production, we work together with industry leaders to develop new and innovative green practices that benefit not just the consumer, but the Coffee industry as a whole.

In 2019, Coaltown became one of the first b-Corp certified coffee companies in the UK, Which means that we are now morally and legally committed to prioritising responsibility to the environment and society, from the experts who produce our coffee at our roastery to the baristas who brew it.

what is b-corp?

Certified B Corporations, in the simplest of terms, are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and non-profits alone. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.

B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The values and aspirations of the B Corp community are embedded in the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence.

What makes Coaltown
a B-Corp

We are constantly changing and adapting to improve and better ourselves. here’s a few things that we do to ensure a brighter, greener future. We care about more than just profit. All decisions are made with nature in mind.


We pride ourselves on investing in direct trade coffee deals to support minority and more remote growers. the best coffee in the world grows in some of the most remote regions to access. The ideal microclimate, altitude, soil and surrounding vegetation is not easy to come by or maintain for the varieties of coffee we love to drink. we feel it's important that these locations and the people looking after them are treated with the respect they deserve.


We use compostable coffee bags made by Biotre and exclusively use compostable coffee cups in all sites, made by a fellow B corp: Decent packaging. All Waste coffee chaff & grounds get donated to local gardening groups for composting. We also educate our wholesale clients to encourage planet friendly procedures. Our Roastery is run on 100% renewable energy working with opus energy – the first UK energy supplier pledging to be carbon negative in the next 10 years. Our snazzy Uniforms are made by a company called fifth column, who use 100% organic cotton and inks that are vegan and free of phthalates. All our Paperwork is primarily digital to reduce paper waste plus Any paper that is used is made from 100% recycled paper.


We Champion workplace equality and best practice measures and We have Policies that provide extra resources for staff to support their mental & physical health. Our employment policies Provide jobs in the local area and actively encourage people to join a new industry of 5th wave coffee. Our Charity work encompasses the local area as well as the UK as a whole.

2021 Report

2021 was a year like no other. although exceptionally challenging, we were able to make giant leaps in our sustainable practices and ethical goals. If you would like to read more about what Coaltown are doing for the planet, give our brand new Impact report a read here.


"Coaltown is B-corp and B-corp is Coaltown. Our founding principles were to be ethical, transparent and sustainable, and B-corp has allowed us to follow set guidelines to ensure that we keep this promise. It’s been a massive achievement to receive this commendation and all companies should strive for this as a standard for our future."