Wogan Coffee has been roasting and supplying coffee to the trade and individual customers for over forty years. Better Food is so impressed by the superior taste and quality of this Bristol-based family business. That is why we use Wogan beans in all of our cafés, and sell a variety of their roasts in our shops.
The aroma of coffee is all the more sweeter when you know it is ethically sourced. At Wogan, they take care to build relationships with ethical coffee growers. For instance, they work with Organic producers such as the Koperasi Petanian Gayo Megah Berseri co-op in Sumatra, co-ops in the Djimma region in Ethiopia, and in Cecanor, Peru. Because Wogan source all its coffee’s themselves they can know about their origin. And they encourage you to get in touch if you would like to know more about the people they support in their supply chain.
Wogan Coffee can proudly sport the Fairtrade Foundation logo on many of their coffees. They have been involved with Fairtrade since the very early stages of its development. In fact, they were one of the first UK roasters to get behind it. By supporting the Coffee Growers Co-operative Consortium in Costa Rica, Wogan benefits 3,000 growers and their families directly, and a further 15,500 people indirectly. According to Wogan: “The key aim is to ensure that the farmer gets the right price for his crop. This improves household income, while also addressing the conservation of the Costa Rican rainforest. Other programs include scholarship funds for education, forest management and river basin protection. And we honestly believe that some of these small farmers produce the world’s greatest coffees”.
How local is Wogan Coffee?
Wogan’s coffee roasting facility is a mere 1.8m from factory to our Better Food shop in Wapping Wharf. And it is just 1.1m from our St Werburgh’s branch. Their coffee may come from further afield, but it goes with out saying that the coffee that they do source is some of the more sustainable on the market.