AWARD WINNING COFFEE

We're not the sort to blow our own trumpets. But every once in a while someone does it for us. Below is a list of some of our latest achievements.

 

We are a Certified B Corporation. The health of the people and planet has always been at the forefront of our business and remains so today. We are incredibly proud to receive this certification which is testament to the commitment we made in 2001 and the work we continue to do every day.

B Corp is a certification which examines a company's impact on their workers, community, environment, and customers. The assessment process by B Lab is rigorous, requiring robust evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices. Companies need a cumulative score of 80 to gain certification and and we’re pleased to share an impressive score of 106.3!

 

Queens Enterprise Award
2022

In 2022, we were excited to announce that we, once again, received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development.

As in 2017, our award in 2022 comes as recognition of a culmination of work to create a better way to source high quality coffee, and testimony to the success of Union Direct Trade.

Feefo Trusted Service
2022

After every purchase you make on this website we ask you two questions; How was the service you received and and did you like your coffee?

For the last five years in a row  we've consistently scored 4.7/5,  winning us their coveted Platinum Trusted Service Award.

ISO14001 Accreditation 2022

ISO14001 is an environmental management system which provides assurance that environmental impact is being measured and improved across a business over time.

Receiving the ISO14001 accreditation is proud and essential moment for Union as we focus on the health and future of the planet.

Great Taste Awards

Sourcing only high-quality and unique coffees which we expertly hand roast to best enhance the flavour, we've always operated with a no-compromise apporach to taste and quality.

This has won us quite a few Great Taste Awards over the years! See below for more information...

SCA Sustainability Award 2019

We have worked together with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Darwin Initiative since 2014, to preserve one of the world's last remaining wild coffee forests. In 2019 the Specialty Coffee Association recognised the important work we have been doing.

European Coffee Awards
2018

On a chilly November evening in Milan, our hearts were warmed to be announced as the Best Specialty Coffee Roaster – Europe at the Allegra European Coffee Symposium.

This is the fourth we've won this award. And it was all thanks to a union of farmers, roasters, tasters and drinkers.

COFFEES WITH AWARDS

GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2021

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"More of a medium to dark roast in our opinion. Some bits. Very fruity and syrupy in the mouth, lively and bright, with apricot-like notes coming through. With milk, this gets even better; the fruit softens and the acidity is rounder, more complex. There's no bitterness whatsoever and that rich caramel reveals itself for a lovely long finish."

Image: Revelation, Signature Espresso
£6.50
Revelation Signature Espresso
Notes of Treacle, Cinnamon, Dark chocolate
Bold espresso
Quality Score: 84.5
Roast:

GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2021

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"A big, bold and syrupy espresso, which delivers on all of its promises of treacle, dark chocolate and grapefruit. Its finish is slightly dry but not dissimilar to a bite of grapefruit. It delivers a lot of intensity with very impressive balance. Milk lifts the flavour profile even further and helps round out the flavours more. We thought it impressive to have an espresso that's so intense without dipping into dark, acrid flavour notes."

Image: Gajah Mountain, Sumatra
£6.80
Gajah Mountain Sumatra
Notes of Grapefruit, Treacle, Cocoa
Bold and Rich
Quality Score: 84.0
Roast:

GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2021



"Well roasted beans, with a citric acidity hitting the palate from the off. Lively in the mouth, dominating the flavour profile a little, with more subtle fruit and sweet notes also coming through, culminating in a sweeter, well balanced finish."

Image: Liberacion, Guatemala
£6.80
Liberacion Guatemala
Notes of Red Grape, Dark Chocolate, Custard Cream
Rich and full bodied
Quality Score: 84.75
Roast:

SCA Sustainability Award 2019

We’re extremely proud and honoured to have been awarded the Sustainability Award 2019 by SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) for our work in Yayu, Ethiopia.

 

We have worked together with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Darwin Initiative since 2014, to preserve one of the world's last remaining wild coffee forests. In 2019 the Specialty Coffee Association recognised the important work we have been doing.

You can find out more about what the project involves by clicking on the button below.