Behind The Brew

Empowering Female Coffee Growers in Peru

Empowering Female Coffee Growers in Peru

The theme of this year's International Women's Day is #BalanceforBetter. Gender Equality is an active talking point amongst members of Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera (CAC) coffee co-operative in Northern Peru, where Silvia is determined to encourage other female farmers to join her in improving their crops and gaining financial autonomy. Read More

Is Fairtrade still necessary?

This year, Cafédirect will be celebrating 25 years of Fairtrade. As one of the original pioneering brands who first certified as Fairtrade back in 1994, it is exciting to see how far we’ve come! However, as coffee prices continue to fall, it's important to understand why Fairtrade is still vitally important to growers. Read More

Mocha Crumb Muffins

This Fairtrade Fortnight is focused on all things chocolatey, so we wanted to join in by developing this Fairtrade coffee and chocolate recipe created for Cafédirect by Erik Houlihan-Jong. Read More


As Instagram feeds show curated images of latte art juxtaposed next to gorgeous Scandi homewares and organic homemade cakes, it is clear that single origin, organic and speciality coffees are not just passing trends. Read More


One question we often hear is “what is a blend?”, so we thought we’d explain blends more and run through our blends, helping you find the one (or ones!) which are right for you. Read More


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