Union Direct Trade

Quality of coffee. Quality of life. Quality of business. That's what underpins union direct trade - and everything we do here.

What does it mean?

Ever since Jeremy and Steven first visited producers in Guatemala, back in 2001, they realised that we had to go further than just subsidies. We focus on the quality of coffee, not quantity. Seeking a living wage for workers, not just a minimum wage. It’s a better deal for everyone, and better beans for us. It’s the only way to do coffee. This is true sustainable development.

Why we don't use third party auditors

We have meaningful relationships with the farmers who grow our coffee. We understand coffee on a deep level, and so do they. Most third party auditors don’t.  Plus, a lot of the criteria Union prides itself on – like transparency and traceability – often aren’t included in audits. On top of all that, auditors and reporting styles vary from year to year, which makes it hard to track progress.  So what do we do instead? We officially train our employees to carry out social audits and track our progress to the rigorous standards we aim for. We’re tougher on ourselves than any auditor could be. And we’re the better for it.

Union Coffee

Union Direct Trade is about so much more than just paying a fair price.

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Each CoffeeClub delivery contains 2x 200g pouches of speciality coffee (enough for 26 cups). Time to decide how often you get a delivery…

Build a coffee plan

Here's where you can create the perfect coffee gift to suit your budget and your loved one's coffee habit! (You can also add our Fine & Rare pack for a wider selection of flavours and rare coffees in the deliveries.)

1. How many deliveries would you like to send?

Pick a number of deliveries here that matches your budget… or your loved-one's coffee habit!

Each delivery is worth £14.95 and contains 2x 200g bags of coffee (£7.47 per bag).

Each delivery is worth £20.95 and contains 2x 200g bags of coffee (£10.47 per bag).

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2. How often would you like the coffee to be sent?

3. Time the first delivery to perfection?

The postie's average delivery time is 3 working days. So if you want your gift to arrive in time for a particular date, select a dispatch date a few days before that below…

4.Include a heartfelt / romantic / witty message!

Upgrade to receive some seriously special coffee

Adding the Fine & Rare pack means you will exclusively receive coffees from selected Direct Trade micro-lots. These are really special and quite rare… you won't find them anywhere else in the UK.

Adding the Fine & Rare pack means the recipient will exclusively receive coffees from selected Direct Trade micro-lots. These are really special and quite rare… you won't find them anywhere else in the UK.

  • Rare micro-lot coffees
  • Rated at Quality Score 86 and often higher

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How do you brew?

If you know the reciepient's preferred way to brew, select it below and we'll send them coffee perfectly ground to work with their kit. (If you don't know, we recommend going with wholebean. Or have a guess and if you get it wrong, we can always change it!)

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Red apple, Raspberry Jam, Sticky toffee
Light Roast
Quality Score
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Morello Cherry, Macadamia, Milk Chocolate
Light Roast
Quality Score
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Macadamia, Fig, Red Grape
Light Roast
Quality Score
Fine & Rare
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Lemon Toddy, Orange Zest, Floral
Light Roast
Quality Score
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Tangerine, Fudge, Demerara Sugar
Light Roast
Quality Score
Fine & Rare
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Orange Gumdrop, Roasted Almond, Dark Chocolate
Light Roast
Quality Score
Fine & Rare
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Yellow Plum, Passion Fruit, Orange Pastilles
Light Roast
Quality Score
Fine & Rare
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Yellow Plum
Toffee Apple
Cocoa Nib
Light Roast
Quality Score
Fine & Rare
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Blood orange , Marmalade, Cocoa
Light Roast
Quality Score
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Muscavado, Cane Sugar, Cocoa
Dark Roast
Quality Score
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Dark Chocolate, Grapefruit, Treacle
Dark Roast
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Dried Fruit, Roasted Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate
Medium Roast
Quality Score
Fine & Rare
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Tangerine, Redcurrant, Toffee
Light Roast
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red grape, dark chocolate, custard cream
Medium Roast
Quality Score
Fine & Rare
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Plum, Raisin, Maple Syrup
Light Roast
Quality Score
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Citrus, Redcurrant, Toffee
Medium Roast
Quality Score
Fine & Rare
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Chocolate Truffle, Fudge, Candied Lemon
Medium Roast
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Treacle, Dark Chocolate, Cinnamon
Dark Roast
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Plum, Orange Blossom, Maple Syrup
Light Roast
Quality Score
Fine & Rare
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Blackberry, Brown Sugar, Caramel
Light Roast
Quality Score
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Citrus, Marzipan, Bourbon Biscuit
Medium Roast
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