Approved until 31 May 2020
Founded in 1840, Bewley’s is Ireland’s leading coffee and tea company. The company has been perfecting the craft of tea and coffee making for many generations, from their humble beginnings in a little shop on Sycamore Alley in Dublin, Ireland, to the home and heart of their brand, their Grafton Street Café, right through to their present day operations across the globe in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Bewley's Quaker origins are at the heart of their company, guiding their business practices and the development of long-term sustainable supply relationships with the world’s best tea and coffee producers.
From five star hotels to independent coffee shops, they serve over 600 million cups of tea and coffee worldwide every year, so they know a thing or two about crafting the perfect taste for even the pickiest of palettes. Some 175 years on from their beginnings they still love tea and coffee. It’s their passion and we want to share this with you.
Bewley’s were the very first Irish company to seek the Fairtrade Mark in 1996. Today, they are by far the largest supplier of Fairtrade coffee to the Irish market, with all their Bewley's branded coffee now Fairtrade certified. Bewley's also support Rainforest Alliance – a non-profit organisation that leads international conservation programmes.
Bewley's achieved a 35% reduction in energy, 17% reduction in water, 65% reduction in waste and a 53% reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions over the last 5 years since 2012. Further targets set to for continuous reduction.
Bewley's partnership with the Support Your Local Hospice Campaign, now in its 26th year, helped raise €1.8m through their coffee morning fundraisers in 2017 (surpassing their fundraising target).