Taking our future seriously
Tino ātawhaingia āpōpō
Our third-party certifications are our badges of honour.

Fairtrade

Certified since 2009

Fairtrade is 50% owned by farmer and worker organisations, meaning the people who need the system most have a say in how it works. The New York stock exchange determines the price of green beans (pre-roasted coffee)—when the price is low, farmers are protected by the Fairtrade Minimum Price. When it’s high, they reap the rewards. Annual licensees, like us, also pay a Fairtrade Premium, which goes directly to the cooperatives we work with.

Climate Neutral

Partnered since 2016

In 2016 we started offsetting the unavoidable carbon emissions from our supply chain through our partnership with the Fair Climate Fund, becoming one of the first carbon neutral roasters in NZ. The carbon credits we buy currently support a cookstove project with coffee farming families in Ethiopia.

Biogro Organic

Certified since 2009

BioGro is NZ’s best known third-party organic certification body. Their mark signifies that all our coffee and drinking chocolate is grown in GMO-free and pesticide-free soils; a holistic style of farming where the health of the soil, environment and people are prioritised.

Our Packaging is Compostable

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Our packaging is made in NZ from sustainably-produced wood pulp and GM-free corn sources, and meets international composting standards

Find out how 

Our Sustainability Reports

Transparency is important to us —we’re an open book.

We’ve made a commitment to roast coffee in a way that’s better for people and the planet, but it’s no good just taking our word for it. We started our biennial sustainability reports to track our progress and hold ourselves accountable. If that sounds like your kind of read, then grab a coffee and pull up a pew.

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Our Namesake Bird

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The North Island kōkako is an endemic New Zealand wattlebird that has spent a good part of the last twenty years clawing its way back from the brink of extinction—a fate it’s South Island counterpart is thought to have already faced.

In the early days we were always surprised when we met someone who had never heard of the kōkako, especially as they’ve been on NZ’s $50 note since the 90s. That hardly ever happens nowadays. After a lot of hard work by the many kōkako recovery groups across Te Ika a Maui, the ‘grey ghost’ is thankfully considered ‘At Risk—Recovering’.

Supporting kōkako recovery
Supporting kōkako recovery

Over the years, we've supported kōkako recovery projects both financially and by getting our hands dirty at workdays. Today we work closely with the Rotoehu Ecological Trust (RET).

Head over to their website to learn more about what they do and find out how to get involved in one of their upcoming workdays.

Visit RET website  Visit RET website