Cafédirect is the UK’s largest 100% Fairtrade hot drinks company, selling a wide range of products that are sourced directly from growers.
Cafédirect is unique because of its commitment to Smallholder Farmers via Fairtrade & Organic pricing, premiums and requirements along with its support of Producers’ Direct, a standalone producer run charity that Cafédirect established in 2009 Read more
The company’s turnover for the year ended 31 December 2018 was £13.1m, which was a 1.9% increase on the previous year. The overall profit of the business for 2018 was £218,000. This is an improvement of £561,000 on 2017, when a loss of £343,000 occurred.
On top of the Fairtrade social premiums Cafédirect pay for their crops, it invests up to 50% of its profits back into the grower communities it buys from. To date, that pledge has translated into more than £6 million for its farmers, who receive not just funds, but real sustainable support via the Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation
Cafédirect puts its producers directly at the heart of its business.
The CEPICAFE co-operative has around 7,000 farming families living on the slopes of the Andes as members. Cafédirect buys 40% of their coffee exports, and has been co-financing community development projects since 2008.
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