Coffee Circle

Coffee and Coffee Gear

Berlin, Berlin

Germany

coffeecircle.com

About Coffee Circle

Coffee Circle is all about outstanding coffees delivered to your door. Coffee Circle stands for hand-picked specialty coffee and a direct and fair trade model that combines economic success with social impact. Coffee Circle personally sources coffees with strict principles, pays prices far above the world market and regularly visits the farmer cooperatives to build up personal relationships. Roasted in Berlin, Coffee Circle sells across Europe to private, corporate and wholesale customers mainly through its website coffeecircle.com

Coffee Circle further invests 1 EUR per kg of roasted coffee sold, into projects at the grower communities to improve living conditions of the farmers and their families. The funds are invested with the goal to maximize social impact in the areas of health, education and agricultural training.

Coffee Circle understands these development projects not as charitable giving, but as compensation for the high quality coffee its suppliers produce. That underlines the company’s belief in Entrepreneurship to be a key driver for economic development and social change in underprivileged countries in Africa and South America. So far, Coffee Circle has had a positive impact on more than 100.000 people in the growing regions, as well as on the daily joy of thousands of coffee lovers in Europe.

We strive to create true fairness along the coffee value chain – to the benefit of all people involved. Becoming a B Corp means becoming a proud member of a great movement which is in line with our profound value system. We want to take on our leadership responsibility in the specialty coffee industry and in the Social Entrepreneurship scene. We want to connect to other social businesses, get inspired and inspire others to use business as a force for good.

The Change We Seek®

Coffee is not a commodity. Coffee Circle aims to raise the awareness among consumers for Coffee being a high value beverage and not a fast moving commodity. The more money that enters the value chain in consuming countries, the less inequality there will be, benefiting all parties involved.

Motivation through quality. Coffee Circle pays high sourcing prices for quality, applies strict sourcing principles for its coffee and implements development projects being understood as part of the grower’s compensation. That enables farmers to improve their living conditions by themselves and with much higher dignity than they can being dependent on certificates or charity.

Boldly prove that it is possible. Coffee Circle aims to become a role model as a social business in the coffee industry in Europe. Coffee Circle wants to prove that transparency, authenticity, community involvement, strong values and the means of digitalization can lead to a successful business and at the same time reduce poverty in some of the poorest countries in the world.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2016
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

17
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

19
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

65
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

11
6
Overall B Score
112
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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