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Foundation Coffee Roasters - St Ives, Cornwall

Foundation Coffee Roasters - St Ives, Cornwall

Foundation Coffee Roasters are an independent specialty coffee roaster, good vibes provider and coffee equipment supplier based in St Ives, Cornwall. We are passionate ocean advocates and adventurers who love where we live. Right from the start, our mission was to create a high grade speciality coffee offering using the best possible ethical practices with minimal environmental impact. Now, after a heap of hard work and help from our legendary friends, we are finally making that dream a reality.

Sourcing Ethics

Honesty and transparency in business, coffee and in life is important. It’s why we prefer to deal with coffee farms and mills directly where possible. It means we can see where our coffee comes from, listen to the entire supply chain and ask questions, all while nurturing sustainable working relationships for the future.

Roasting Coffee

All of Foundation’s coffee beans are roasted using our Giesen W15A. Roasting up to a sack of coffee an hour, this dependable bit of kit is efficient and consistent.

Local Community Schemes

We fully and wholeheartedly support sustainable growing practises here at Foundation. We drop off our chaff (essentially the coffee bean ‘skin’ bi-product) from the roasting process to mulch many local allotments and growing spaces, including our own.

We want to keep our empty 60kg coffee sacks out of landfill at all costs. Contact us if you would like to repurpose any for craft or community projects.

Supporting The Wider Coffee Community

We care about people and the planet. We deal directly with our suppliers where possible, and always pay more than the Fair-trade price for our coffee. Doing so means more money for farmers, their families and local communities. Everyone wins.

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