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An interview with our Coffee Buyer

This World Fair Trade Day, find out how Cafédirect’s Coffee Buyer, Matt McDonald, discovered his passion for coffee and why he chose to work for a pioneering Fairtrade coffee company. Read More

London Fields roastery

Our London Fields roastery sits among a vibrant scene of local artisan breweries, bakeries and cafes, a stone’s throw away from the famous Broadway Market. The roastery is the heart of Cafèdirect and it’s where some of our greatest ideas come from. It’s a place to experiment, explore different coffees, develop new products and train baristas. Read More

The Bittersweet story of Muungano Co-operative

As part of Cafédirect’s London Fields Range, we have sourced specialty Fairtrade and Organic certified coffee from three new origins, including Africa’s second largest country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This country is home to the Muungano Co-operative, where coffee is expertly grown high up in the mountains (1480-2000m above sea level) as well as around the shoreline of Lake Kivu. Read More

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


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