From being a pioneer of the Fairtrade movement to being named UK Social Enterprise of the Year in 2018, Cafédirect’s story has been one of transforming the coffee industry to put people and planet first. With the coffee industry characterised by low pay and exploitation, Cafédirect is challenging the inequalities in the market by showing us that another way of doing business is possible. It is also taking the lead in supporting smallholder farmers adapt to the climate emergency.

We were lucky to be joined by their CEO, John Steel who told us more about their incredible work and impact in this interview: