Surrey coffee roastery receives international B Corp sustainability accreditation

Re-Cycle’s Corporate Partner, Chimney Fire Coffee, a Surrey roastery has become one of only 700 businesses in the UK to be awarded B Corp status, an international commendation of its social and environmental performance.

 

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Chimney Fire Coffee near Dorking was founded in 2017 and has become Surrey’s fastest growing coffee roastery – offering a range of whole bean, ground and pod coffee in fully compostable packaging to consumers and coffee shops, as well as bean to cup tasting experiences.

“I started Chimney Fire Coffee with the ambition of making speciality coffee more accessible to a wider audience while also maintaining sustainable business practices, so it’s gratifying to be recognised with B Corp certification,” says Chimney Fire Coffee founder Dan Webber, who worked in coffee and cocoa traceability and ethical supply chain analysis before launching his business.

“We wanted to make sure that sustainability was an absolutely integral part of our philosophy at every stage of Chimney Fire Coffee – from the sourcing, packing and delivery of our coffee to the charities and events we support.”

As well as building direct relationships with farmers and paying on average 90% over Fairtrade base rates for their coffee, Chimney Fire Coffee donate a percentage of Discovery Coffee sales to Re-Cycle (Bikes to Africa), a charity who collect unwanted bikes in the UK and send them to rural communities in Africa.

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Chimney Fire Coffee has added an extra special Kenya Vava coffee to its core range and a brand-new Espresso Martini cold brew cocktail collaboration with fellow Surrey Hills business Silent Pool Distillers will be released this summer.

• For more information, please contact Chimney Fire Coffee founder Dan Webber on email Dan or 01483 664154. Hi-res images of the roastery, team and products and interviews are available by request.

About Chimney Fire Coffee

  • Founded in 2017, Chimney Fire Coffee is based at Ranmore Common, Dorking in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As well as supplying and training coffee shops and offices around the south-east and London, Chimney Fire Coffee’s range is available to buy via their website and subscription service and delivered direct to homes. For more information, visit chimneyfirecoffee.com
  • Find more in-depth information about Chimney Fire Coffee’s sustainability and ethics here.