Welcome to Coffee Ethic

Coffee with a Conscience!

Coffee Ethic is a social enterprise started in 2011 which provides a high quality, fair trade and organic barista coffee service. We currently operate from sites across Hertfordshire and through our Coffee Ethic “On Wheels” service with our classic Citroen H Van and Tuk Tuk which you can see at events across the country. Coffee Ethic first opened a Coffee Cart in 2011 helping vulnerable adults by providing work experience and training in Barista skills. Any profits we make are re-invested back into our charity, Druglink.

Our staff are passionate about providing customers with high quality drinks and our volunteers with great training and opportunities. We work with statutory agencies, voluntary groups and social enterprises and we make a real difference to people’s lives. We offer our volunteers training which includes full barista training, food hygiene, first aid and customer service.

We are called “Coffee Ethic” because our service is grounded in ethical and social values supporting vulnerable people to re-integrate into work and society with all our profit being invested in our charity, Druglink.

Coffee Ethic offers mouth-watering blends of organic and fair-trade coffee on all our carts, van and tuk tuk. Our local supplier roasts the beans no more than two weeks before the coffee reaches your cup. This freshness offers a strong brew with a rich flavour! As well as coffee we offer a variety of traditional and fruit teas, hot chocolate and a choice of chilled and refreshing soft drinks. Coffee Ethic also offers a range of pastries, healthy snacks and treats for that afternoon boost!

Have a look at our short video about Coffee Ethic starring some of our volunteers and customers!

Breaking News – Coffee at Home

Coffee Ethic is excited to announce that it will shortly be offering our coffee to customers to take home. As well as being able to take home our fresh Italian blend coffee there will be a menu of fairtrade and organic coffees from across the globe to suit all tastes. We will be selling our bagged coffee beans and grounds on our carts, on our van and tuk-tuk and you’ll be able to order online. Find out more here

Our Charity

Coffee Ethic is an important part of Druglink, a Hertfordshire based substance misuse charity operating since 1986. Registered Charity Number – 295384.

Our Partnerships

Coffee Ethic makes partners with a whole bundle of other organisations to make our social enterprise work well. Every one of our partners brings something vital to our operation; sometimes its volunteers, sometimes funding, sometimes locations – sometimes its something in kind like goodwill or a parking space! We really value our partners and really pleased to be working with them.