Ethical Addictions Coffee

We wanted to choose a coffee company we could support year-round, and who would add value and taste to each hamper. Step forward Ethical Addictions, run by ‘Head Bean’ Ian Meredith, a Welshman who is also an honorary tribal chief of Orera, in recognition of his contribution to the village’s life and economy.

Located on the slopes of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the village is the source of EA’s Machare coffee. Over the last ten years, EA has purchased raw arabica beans direct from the growers, which are then roasted in the company’s facility in Gloucestershire. Cutting out any middlemen, this a stage beyond Fairtrade, with a far higher price paid to the growers. Machare Farm is also organic, and on the EA website you can not only find out more about their range of coffee products, but explore all the ways in which they help with the sustainability of the region.