We believe in the power of people to create positive change in their communities but we also recognise our responsibility to lead by example. We operate our business as ethically and sustainably as possible and constantly strive to improve the way we do things. Whether it's sourcing our coffee ethically and transparently, treating our staff fairly and with respect or striving to be zero waste-to-landfill, we take our responsibilities seriously.
Our Story So Far
We opened in March 2017 as a social enterprise focussed on combatting the effects of homelessness in Middlesbrough, and, with the help of our customers, in our first year we managed to give out more than 1500 sandwiches, 280 litres of soup, 1600 hot drinks and over 150 kg of cake to those in need in Middlesbrough. Since then, we have evolved into a lot more…
We're currently working on a number of exciting projects: a community fridge, which will help to tackle food waste and food poverty; a programme of social events for those in recovery from addiction, bringing them closer to living an everyday life again; a featured community group of the month, to bring the general public closer to the great things happening in our community. Our vision as a social enterprise is constantly evolving as we grow and learn more about our part of the world and what we can bring to it. We'll try our best to keep you all updated on our social media channels.
We take care in where we source our products so we can guarantee that the quality of our products is high whilst also ensuring that the workers in our supply chains are not exploited. Our house espresso blend is roasted by North Star Coffee Roasters in Leeds and all of our milk comes from Acorn Dairy, just down the road in Darlington. All of our bakes come fresh from Songbird Bakery, also based right around the corner in Middlesbrough town centre.