Coffee with a conscience

Coffee with a conscience

Every cup of coffee served at M&S Cafés is triple certified, meaning it's not only 100% Fairtrade and organic but also Rainforest Alliance Certified™. So, all coffee lovers will be able to enjoy a great cup of coffee that's ethically and sustainably sourced.

Our popular M&S Café espresso blend has been Fairtrade and organic since 2004, and over the last 12 months extensive work has gone into selecting an exclusive new house blend which is smooth, rich, satisfying and from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.

The introduction of Rainforest Alliance certification fits in well with our ethical and eco plans as M&S is committed to becoming the World's most sustainable major retailer by 2015. As a central feature M&S has committed to ensure that all of its key raw materials come from the most sustainable sources possible. Rainforest Alliance works to ensure rivers, trees, wildlife and the people that depend on them are protected in coffee growing regions.

The new triple certified coffee compromises of beans from four of the finest coffee-growing regions in the World, to make an exquisitely well-balanced coffee. By travelling to these distant regions and working closely with farmers, M&S' coffee roasting partners ensure that the blend produced is among the finest available in the UK. From Sumatra they look for beans with earthy, dark spice notes; from Ethiopia, a soft berry flavour with a hint of jam; from Peru, dry toast and cereal notes with a hint of golden straw; and from Honduras, green fruit notes with contrasting sweetness.

Carlos Diaz, Product Development Manager for M&S Cafés explains: “We’re really excited to bring triple certified to our customers; to provide a great tasting coffee and 100% peace of mind. We worked extensively over a period of months to develop a blend that our customers will love”.

The M&S Café espresso house blend has been Fairtrade certified since 2004. Fairtrade standards include social, economic and environmental criteria and in addition the farmers’ cooperatives receive a premium sum to invest in the future of their communities. As organic certified all the beans have been grown without the use of unnecessary chemicals and pesticides as nature intended.

Join us in one of our many Café's, Deli Bars*, Hot Food on the move counters, Restaurants or Kitchens across the country and enjoy!

 *Excludes Deli Cafetiere single origin blend.
# See in store for details. Subject to availability.

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