Roasting coffee before shipping removes unnecessary cargo ships from the world’s oceans

- and could safeguard the livelihoods of around 125 million people worldwide. G.A Golden Not 1 Bean CEO


Are we really going to wait another 300 years to talk about slavery on coffee farms?


Coffee is up to 20% lighter after roasting - we really don’t need extra cargo ships polluting our oceans.


As the name suggests, Not 1 Bean of our coffees are roasted or packaged anywhere but within the communities that grew them. This extra income ensures that coffee farming communities are well equipped to mitigate the ever increasing danger climate change poses to their way of life. This revenue is often the difference between sustainability and abject poverty - and who could object to needing less cargo ships?

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Our students really should have other choices.

A Sustainable world can only be achieved with sustainable development strategies and their implementation. Current coffee buying practices are the very opposite of that - Dom Holdstock Not 1 Bean.

Climate change means that about half the world’s coffee-producing
land will be unsuitable by
Climate change mitigation is secondary whilst farmers struggle to feed their families. Stripping poor communities of vital roasting income is the very opposite of sustainable.
— Gary Golden CEO Not 1 Bean.
40-50% of coffee pickers in Brazil work without any contracts.
Over £1.8 billion in coffee roasting income is diverted each year from Colombia and into the coffers of overseas coffee companies. Colombia is just 1 of around 70 poor coffee-producing countries.
— Mike Coates COO Not 1 Bean.