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Tea & Coffee Warehouse Ltd

Membership Status:

Membership Pending



About the company

Over 325 years ago, in 1690, Coffee House Lane, adjacent to the then busy trading part of Waterford, boasted what is long believed to be Ireland's first ever coffee house. Green Coffee was traded at the Port, then roasted, brewed and sold at John Aikenheads Coffee House on what became, Coffee House Lane of Waterford. Originally roasting since 2011 as a small artisan roaster and named after the street of Ireland's first commercial coffee house, Coffee House Lane moved to a new state of the art coffee roasting facility in 2016. From this point, the business has seen its investment in roasting equipment and staff grow, giving the company an output capacity of over two metric tonnes of coffee per day.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Commitment to Sustainable Sourcing

Tea & Coffee Warehouse are committed to sourcing a minimum of 50% of their green coffee from certified Rain Forest Alliance producers by 2020.

Focus on Health & Nutrition

Tea & Coffee Warehouse are committed to producing a new 100% chemical free decaffeinated coffee for their customers.

Spotlight Target Area: Energy/Emissions
Coffee House Lane became an Origin Green member in 2018. Since then, it has
set targets around a number of different areas of the business including supplier
certification, packaging, energy, water, waste, health and nutrition, and community
engagement, being fully committed to achieving and surpassing targets set. The
company demonstrated an exemplary performance within the areas of supplier
certification, energy, and community engagement throughout the year 2020.
Within the energy target area, Coffee House Lane set a target to reduce overall
consumption by 10% per tonne of product produced by 2022. To date, the company
has reduced energy per tonne of product produced by 50% over its 2017 baseline – an
exceptional performance. This can be attributed to improved energy management on
site, enhanced staff training, the installation of LED bulbs and minimising unnecessary
usage of the energy intensive coffee roaster.

Case Study 2021