Cumbrian coffee roasters, Carvetii are pledging to help hospitality businesses in the Lake District and further afield during the current uncertain times.
Carvetii owners and co-founders, Gareth Kemble and Angharad Macdonald will be donating 10 per cent of all online coffee & tea orders and substituting this into free coffee for their coffee shop customers.
From today (Friday 20th March), anyone placing coffee and tea orders or activating new monthly subscriptions on https://www.carvetiicoffee.co.uk/ will be asked to nominate their favourite Carvetii-supplied coffee shop in the notes section of the order page.
The chosen coffee shops will then receive free coffee based on the amount of online sales and customer nominations. For every 16 bags of coffee sold online, their favourite coffee shop will receive a free kilogram bag of Carvetii coffee. For most coffee shops, a one-kilogram bag will produce around 60 cups of coffee.
Gareth Kemble said: “This is about us doing what we can to help our coffee shop customers through some of their most challenging times when either footfall is going to be at an all-time low or they will have to close for an unknown period of time.
“We realised if we are potentially going to be selling more coffee and tea online to provide for an increasing number of people working from home, we wanted to find a way of translating that into being beneficial for our loyal coffee shop customers.
“We’ve worked with some of these businesses for years and been involved in many aspects of their operations; whether that’s training staff, servicing machinery, advising on pricing, or just simply supplying coffee. Many are more than just customers – they are friends, and it’s heartbreaking to see them suffer. So this is our way of trying to ease the burden just a fraction and provide them with some free coffee when they’re back open for business.”
During these unprecedented times when so many more people are working from home and unable to make a daily visit to their local coffee shop, Carvetii – for a limited time – will also be relaxing their policy of only selling coffee in whole bean form. This means bags of ‘ground’ coffee will also be available to buy for the first time.
Gareth continued: “Difficult times call for difficult decisions and although we still fully believe our coffee should be sold in whole bean form for customers to enjoy it at its best, its freshest, and at its highest quality, we appreciate that not everyone has the necessary equipment at home and may not want to spend money on a decent grinder.
“Our coffee will be roasted and ground at the beginning of the week and despatched immediately free of charge to reach our customers in as fresh a condition as possible.”
For more information or to buy coffee and tea online and help support your local coffee shop, visit https://www.carvetiicoffee.co.uk/pages/donated-coffee.