A Shropshire-based coffee company is making a positive environmental impact not only with its packaging and ‘off-grid’ roastery but also a tree planting scheme.
When a chance encounter in London’s Hackney Wick turned into training with specialty coffee pioneers, The Roasting Shed, husband and wife team, Charlotte and Jon Stanford, realised that their passion for great coffee could fuel a specialty coffee company with a difference. After quitting their jobs and moving to Middlehope in South Shropshire, where Jon’s family have been based for over twenty years, they converted an old stable into a contemporary roastery and began to develop Apostle Coffee, a company that could make a positive environmental impact. Frustrated by the plastic, foil lined bags that other coffee companies use to keep their beans ‘fresh’, Apostle set out to ensure that their entire range could be home compostable at a time when few companies had committed to reducing their plastic and single use waste.
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