Dorset Wildlife Trust and Poole coffee house Little Red Roaster have joined forces to launch a range of ethically sourced coffee that will support local wildlife. This joint venture is a first for the conservation charity, which has been working closely with the popular coffee roaster to ensure that sales will be both environmentally and ethically sound.
“Our coffees are sourced from farms that care about their local wildlife and the environment"
Little Red Roaster coffee shop and micro-roastery in Station Road, Parkstone, is keen to work with Dorset Wildlife Trust to protect the environment. Tom Roberts, of Little Red Roaster, said: “Our coffees are sourced from farms that care about their local wildlife and the environment. We also pay above market rates to ensure that farmers get a fair deal in exchange for great quality beans. Now we hope that our coffee will help to support the work of DWT as well.”
Christine Quilter, Corporate Fundraising Officer at Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: “We are delighted to be working with Little Red Roaster and hope our members and their families and friends will support this initiative by ordering their coffee from our website.”
The coffees selected to benefit Dorset’s wildlife have been chosen for their great taste and with care for the people and wildlife where they are grown. The Bahitalia Espresso blend was created by the Brazil Speciality Coffee Association, which promotes the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility. The Organic El Guabo beans are produced by an association of coffee growing families in northern Peru, where the production of coffee plays a central role in the prosperity of the region. The plants are grown under the protective shade of native trees which also provide habitat for a diverse range of bird, animal and insect species. The coffee is grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides and alongside other crops including bananas, yucca and corn which help to maintain better biodiversity in the soil.
85p on each 200g sale being donated for conservation of Dorset’s wildlife
To buy The Little Red Roaster coffees click here, with 85p on each 200g sale being donated for conservation of Dorset’s wildlife. There is a choice of Bahitalia Espresso blend, Organic El Guabo and El Guabo Organic Decaffeinated, all available as whole beans or in a choice of grinds.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.