We are extending our FAIRTRADE Coffee Options
Brazil Smooth (Fairtrade)
100% Arabica Single Origin from Brazil
This is a coffee that will suit most. The beans are a high quality and possess an intense sweetness in the form of caramel and chocolate notes, big bodies, and a relatively low acidity. The coffee beans are hand picked and dry processed. This involves removing the beans from the sweet cherries once dried. This allows the sweetness of the fruit to carry through to the final espresso.
Perfect for Espressos and milky drinks such as cappuccinos, flat whites, and lattes.
Italia Signature Blend (Fairtrade)
This is a blend of some amazing Fairtrade coffee beans. These include Ethiopia Mocha, Indian Robusta AB, Brazil, and some Centrals. The blend gives a very rounded flavour that has strength and body to cut through milky drinks
Posted: November 09, 2022Categories: Recipes
Enjoy delicious coffee drinks with Terry's Chocolate Orange
2cl 1883 Terry’s Chocolate Orange Syrup
2cl 1883 Chocolate Sauce
Grated Orange Zest
Pour the syrup and sauce into a warm serving cup. Draw espresso into the cup and stir. Steam milk until hot then pour into cup. Garnish.
Compostable Disposable Lids - 100% Plastic Free
Moulded Fibre Lids - An excellent sustainable alternative
- 8oz Moulded Fibre Lid (White) (1000pk)
- 12/16oz Moulded Fibre Lid (White) (1000pk)
This new range of premium moulded fibre lids are made from renewable plant-based fibres and contain no plastic coatings.
They have been ergonomically designed to enhance the drinking experience, whilst ensuring a secure fit on all cup formats (from 8 – 16oz)
Darren and Jane Rayner Tea Tasting With the Clipper Teas Team
written by Lynne Morris OBE
... is a UK charity working with street children in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Toybox started its work in Guatemala City in 1992, we are still there today, working with children who have been plunged into the chaos of living or working on the streets. We believe no child should have to live on the streets and strive for a world in which every child can access their basic human rights and live a happy, fulfilled life. Our vision is of a just world, with no street children. www.toybox.org.uk
Toybox and Kingdom Coffee have a 12-year partnership and to date Kingdom Coffee have donated over £80,000 to Toybox with a pledge to donate £100,000 in 10 years. Over the l
Posted: July 15, 2022Categories: Charities
Partnering with Toybox in their outreach program for the street children of Guatemala
Short Report - Summer 2022
"Across our Latin American partners, there have been anecdotal reports of increases in levels of insecurity for partner staff and for project participants in all three countries. While multiple factors are at play, it is clear that the pandemic has led to huge increases in economic instability and increased numbers of children on the streets, as well as increased levels of substance abuse.
GUATEMALA: Capital - Guatemala City; Population: 17.25m; Covid-19 Cases: 897,612*; Deaths: 18,504*
*Figures – 28 June 2022
Why Our Coffee is The Best?
Sourcing the Pick of the Crop
Established relationships with producers and the coffee farming community means we can consistently source the best Arabica and Robusta beans from over 40 origins across the Coffee Growing Belt. At Kingdom Coffee we always demand the pick of the crop. We buy Grade 1 or “Strictly High Grown” – SHG coffee beans. By selecting only coffee beans from the highest elevations we can be sure that the bean has matured more slowly, grown to a larger size and with more density to create a consistently great taste profile.
There’s no denying that coffee grown at higher elevations produces the best flavour profiles, which is then sorted and graded by the
Posted: June 23, 2020Categories: Events
Guatemala City itself is a place of contrasts. It has areas of beauty and opportunity but it’s also a highly dangerous place to live – especially for a child living and working on the street without official recognition. This means that street children can be used, neglected and abused by gangs and criminals, and are at significant risk of being trafficked.
As we are undoubtedly facing a global crisis unlike any the world has ever seen before. In the space of just a few short months, the coronavirus pandemic has spread to almost every country, bringing grief, anxiety and economic chaos. As the outbreak continues, it is easy to miss those who are out of sight. Street children are the hidden victims of this pandemic – which threatens their rights and exposes them to even greater risks. So many of the street children we work with are unable to earn any money, and without a safe place to isolate, they become dependent on government support. But unregistered children are invisible– they do not officially exist, and cannot access any official help, which makes them even more vulnerable.
Our street outreach is the vital way for project staff to begin to build trust and relationships with street children but since mid-May the country has been in lockdown has meant that the project staff have been unable to physically reach the children that have been abandoned on the city streets. So, all the outreach activities have had to be put on hold. Street children have complex needs, but by far their most pressing need is basic survival. As coronavirus is so easily transmissible, children on the streets are particularly susceptible to contracting it – and the two things which work best to prevent the spread – good hygiene practices and social distancing – are those that street children are simply unable to do. As many of the street children are dependent on casual work, living a hand-to-mouth existence, ways of earning any income have gone, increasing the children’s vulnerability with too many going to sleep hungry.
THE IMPACT OF YOUR SUPPORT
Over the last 12 months, your generosity has helped some of the most vulnerable children on the streets:
• 108 street connected children were provided with support with their basic needs.
• 87 children were actively involved in life and recreational skill developing activities.
• 40 children accessed therapeutic and psycho-social support.
• 50 children were registered with their birth certificates and official legal identities.
EMERGENCY CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE WORK
Your funding also meant that from the end of March we have been implementing a full emergency response. We were able to start responding prior to the forced quarantine, with a health day to train street connected children on coronavirus and how to protect themselves, and where to go for help if they have symptoms.
NEVER BEFORE HAS THERE BEEN SUCH A NEED FOR THE BASICS OF FOOD, WATER AND MEDICATION
We know street children already struggle to access essential services, so during times of crisis like these when healthcare systems are overstretched, they are even less likely to receive the care they so desperately need. Another huge challenge the street children are facing is linked to the rules and restrictions on movement and being out in public spaces. When lockdowns are enforced with criminal sanctions, those living on the streets are at a high risk of being prosecuted and further marginalised.
Our partner CONACMI are working to ensure street children are given the emergency support they need to survive – food, water and medical care - as well as advocating to stop them being criminalised for being homeless. They are also working tirelessly to find places for children in shelters or with extended families.
We know that isolation is putting some children at greater risk of abuse and neglect. We are also aware that the virus is driving children off the streets and back to the precarious situations they once fled from. In a country where violence against children is already at an overwhelming level – this could have serious and dangerous repercussions.
For those children who remain on the streets, the team have been supporting overnight shelters to provide food, medicine and other essential services and working with local businesses to provide meals and food vouchers. For children living with their families, our partner is providing telephone guidance to encourage healthy parenting methods and to help rebuild relationships. They are also giving children phone credit so they can reach out to them for support and are also sharing videos with children on how to keep themselves safe. In order to protect children’s mental and physical health, they are offering counselling and online health check-ups.
In three of the areas we work there is no access to running water, so our partner is bringing in a water truck to enable communities to have clean, safe water. The team are also working with local businesses to provide 15 children in Guatemala City with food each day and issuing food vouchers to 320 street children and their families who are most in need.
The costs for these activities per month are totalling around £2,222:
- Food vouchers & rations: £1,853
- Hygiene and Medication: £176
- Support supplies for shelters: £96
- Information & support Materials on COVID-19: £96
From the end of March, to mitigate the exchange rate fluctuations, we implemented a system of monthly budget transfers. We have received an adjusted budget based on their