Founded in 2016 by husband-and-wife team Charlotte and Jon Stanford, Apostle wanted to produce organic coffee with a minimum environmental impact. To back up their words with actions, their roastery is powered by renewable energy sources. Now they are rewarding coffee lovers demonstrate a high level of eco knowledge and awareness.
Since the company was founded, Apostle went on to provide an award-winning coffee collection with an entire Carbon Neutral accredited product range. Apostle is committed to a zero plastic, zero landfill pledge, and all their packaging is entirely home compostable. The full collection of over ten coffees is organic certified by the Soil Association, and Ethy accredited.
For each new subscriber, Apostle plants a dedicated native broadleaf tree that will absorb around a ton of CO2 emissions, or approximately 10% of an individual’s annual carbon footprint.
- Apostle’s new ‘How Green Are You?’ quiz pits potential subscribers against their own eco knowledge.
- Those who score high enough become a Coffee Apostle.
- The Roaster is awarding free three-month ‘Roaster’s Choice’ gift subscriptions to three of the highest scorers.
- For each new subscriber, Apostle plants a dedicated native broadleaf tree.
- Apostle’s family-run roastery is ‘off-grid’, with energy generated onsite via a dedicated wind turbine and solar panels.
- Apostle has established a woodland regeneration project on land surrounding the roastery.
Apostle’s family-run roastery is ‘off-grid’, with energy generated onsite via a dedicated wind turbine and solar panels. All coffee is roasted to order, and only the freshest beans are sent out. Each batch is perfected to ensure that every bean is bursting with character and flavour. The process is energy efficient throughout to reduce waste and emissions.
Apostle offers three curated collections, providing subscribers with over ten unique organic coffees from around the world. Subscribers decide the weight and pick a delivery schedule to suit them.
Subscriptions can be switched, paused or cancelled at any time. Coffee is available whole bean or ground in six different styles to suit all brewing processes.
The Foundation Collection is the award-winning range that Apostle was founded on. It includes the award-winning Organic Signature Blend, the Organic House Blend that showcases the best of Latin America, and the Organic Sparkling Water Decaf, which will change the way you think about low-caffeine coffee.
The Discovery Collection is a carefully curated range of single-origin coffee beans that offer a rich journey through the world’s best organic coffee producers with a different coffee sent out every four weeks.
The Exceptional Collection includes coffee of extraordinary character and unparalleled quality. This rotating subscription showcases limited edition batches and 85+ SCA scoring coffee beans, each one as unique as the terroir in which they are nurtured.
Apostle goes much further in its environmental pledges than the UK’s average coffee company. To further offset carbon emissions, Apostle has established a woodland regeneration project on land surrounding the roastery in partnership with a local permaculture site and supported by the Shropshire Wildlife Trust. The ongoing tree planting and rewilding schemes allow Apostle to improve habitats and biodiversity and share these amazing achievements with coffee subscribers.
Apostle’s traceable coffee supply chain is fully committed to sustainable practices, fair prices and regenerative agriculture. Apostle pays a fair price to its coffee producers, meeting at least the minimum Fairtrade foundation standards but, in most cases, more. The individuals and co-operatives
Apostle partners are actively improving the lives of their workforce and communities, providing support for families, education and healthcare. Through this commitment, Apostle’s ethically sourced coffee is of the highest environmental and moral standard.