Cafe2U coffee is now Rainforest Alliance Certified™

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Cafe2U coffee is now Rainforest Alliance Certified™!

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour. Rainforest Alliance envisions a world where people can thrive and prosper in harmony with the land.

We are glad to be a part of this initiative and working towards sustainability, and believe that it will allow Cafe2U to:

  • Deliver a fair deal to the people involved in the production of our coffee at source;
  • Provide Cafe2U and its customers with a better understanding of the authenticity and origins of our blend;
  • Provide that all important link between our devoted Cafe2U coffee consumers to the Cafe2U coffee growers;
  • Ensure greater consistency of our taste profile;
  • Understand more fully the origin and journey of our coffee to our consumer;
  • Over time develop stronger links with and visit a farm that grows Cafe2U coffee.

Changing 85 lives for a community in the Amhara region of Ethiopia

Friday, November 20, 2015

Cafe2U has been raising funds for Project Waterfall during UK Coffee Week from 4th – 10th May 2015. Project Waterfall was developed to bring clean water to the communities which grow the beans that make the two billion cups of coffee drunk in the UK every year. 

"Ethiopia is the largest coffee producer in the world. Despite this, the country has struggled against fierce famine, drought, political instability and war in recent decades. More than 50 million Ethiopians don’t have access to clean and safe drinking water," reports Project Waterfall.

With Cafe2U’s support during UK Coffee Week 2015, Project Waterfall has been able to change 85 lives in the Burie Woreda – a district with one of the lowest levels of safe water supply in the region.

Cafe2U Managing director Tom Acland said:

‘This is the first time that the Cafe2U network has supported a charity which helps coffee growers and we’re very excited to be giving something back to the communities that support our livelihood. Without them, we wouldn’t have a business! This was a great opportunity for everyone to join in UK Coffee Weekand celebrate everything that is great about coffee!’

Meet Darou Nuri, who volunteers as a committee member in her village, responsible for managing the new water supply.  

‘I think that my children will have a better life than we have had now that they have clean water to drink, have a clean compound and clean clothes. They can go to school now as well. Nessie is my only girl and I will make sure that she stays on in school until grade eight, and if she can stay on longer and is clever enough, then I hope she can go to university too’. 

Over to you

Will you be involved in UK Coffee Week 2016 to help us raise more funds for coffee growers?

Coffee Culture around the World

Thursday, October 29, 2015


Did you know that coffee is the second most popular drink in the world next to water? Do you know what cities to visit if you are a real coffee lover?

Espresso Works from Australia have produced a great infographic on “Coffee Culture around the World”. This graphic offers some interesting statistics on coffee and coffee drinkers on a global scale as well as provides an overview different styles of coffee around the world and much more! You can check out the infographic HERE.

Over to you

How many of these cities have you visited?

Have you tried any of the styles of coffee mentioned?

As ever, get in touch with us here at Cafe2U and let us know what you think!