COP26: Live News Updates from Matthew Algie

Friday 5th November

The Effects of Climate Change on Matthew Algie Coffee Producers

With COP26 well underway, we spoke to some of our coffee producers to get their thoughts on the challenges they are having as a result of climate change and the measures they have taken to reduce its effects.

Read the interviews in full to find out first-had just how climate change is affecting coffee production.


Tuesday 2nd November

Matthew Algie Unveils Crucial Climate Pledges

We are pleased to announce our ambitious targets that will strengthen our sustainability strategy as part of a global effort to save the planet. 

As well as supplying our carbon neutral coffee to the world’s most influential politicians at COP26, we will also be showcased at the summit as an example of what businesses can do in this field, featuring as a key case study for One Carbon World’s webinar on 8th November.

Matthew Algie was chosen due to our long history of championing sustainable initiatives. We became the first roaster to introduce Fairtrade espresso to the UK and the first in the world to offer triple certified coffee. We were also the first roaster globally to achieve the Carbon Neutral International Standard.

We have also joined forces with John Lewis and Marks & Spencer and 25 other businesses to sign a pledge ahead of COP26 urging leaders to take action to protect farmers’ livelihoods.

Matthew Algie is also focused on building upon these achievements with a new strategy designed to reduce our carbon footprint, support coffee farmers around the world, and further engage with environmental initiatives closer to home.

Read the article in full here

Monday 1st November

Matthew Algie fuels climate summit delegates with Darwin coffee

And so it begins. Climate summit Day 1.

This will be the biggest international summit the UK has ever hosted. There will be over 30,000 delegates including heads of state, climate experts and campaigners, who will discuss and agree action to tackle climate change.

Pictured is the Science Centre, a Matthew Algie coffee customer, and the green zone for the event.
In addition to their usual café, a further 4 pop up coffee stations have been created to ensure our amazing triple certified Darwin coffee is readily accessible throughout the summit to fuel the delegates.

Friday 25th October

Managing Director, Ewan Reid joins World Coffee Portal podcast

Ewan Reid chatted to World Coffee Portal about how Matthew Algie is tackling the challenges of carbon production in large-scale roasting operations in their latest podcast exploring environmental sustainability and carbon reduction in roasteries.

You can listen to the episode in full here

Thursday 21st October

Matthew Algie announces it we be taking part in One Carbon World’s online events

One Carbon World has announced it will be hosting several online events during COP26, to promote action and change.

We are delighted to be taking part in One Carbon World’s online event ‘How can your business save the planet?’ at 9:30am on Monday 8th November.

Register your place on this, or any of the other great sessions, for free here

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Friday 8th October

Matthew Algie Signs Fairtrade Climate Pledge

Matthew Algie is among 17 Fairtrade business partners around the world to sign a climate pledge committing to do more to protect and invest in the resilience and green transition of global supply chains in the face of the climate crisis.

The business pledge follows the publication of an open letter from representatives of 1.8 million Fairtrade farmers and workers across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The letter warns governments that their decisions are deepening poverty, as well as threatening farmers’ livelihoods and global food supplies.

Governments at COP26 must deliver on their $100bn promise, investing it in smallholder farmers and listening to their expertise.

Find out more about the pledge here