ABOUT UNION

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

ABOUT UNION

UNION DIRECT TRADE

MORE THAN JUST PAYING A FAIR PRICE

UNION DIRECT TRADE

BREWING TIPS

BREW COFFEE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL

BREWING TIPS


Winding up through the highlands of Ethiopia into the heights of 1925 metres above sea level, you’ll find the Yayu Wild Forest. Yayu is the home of our current and very special microlot coffees: Wutete and Achibo. Both are named after the primary cooperatives that grow, pick and process the coffees. To celebrate their release, we wanted to share an update about the work that we have been doing with these coffee-growing communities.

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You might have heard about Campus at Union Roasted – educational centre and roasting space, project launched in 2016. It’s now home for SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) program courses and some of London’s best speciality coffee shops (Saint Espresso, Brooklyn coffee) roasting their coffee here.

At Union we’re are constantly exploring new ideas, sharing the knowledge and collaborating with likeminded people to keep moving the industry forward.

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When we started our Bee Project in Guatemala in 2015, we were looking to help diversify income and nutrition for the families growing our Liberacion coffee. What we didn’t know was that in addition to that, the project had a significant impact on empowering the women in the area.

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Back in August 2018 the world market price for coffee dropped below 1 US dollar for the first time in 12 years. Today the price is slightly above one dollar but commodity coffee prices have been low for several months and if prices continue to stay low this could have a devastating effect on many coffee producing communities around the world.

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