Our Story so far ...

Farm to cup and back again

Whether its through our farm direct coffees, doing mutually beneficial trade direct with coffee farms year on year, or the social projects in coffee growing nations, we aspire to have a social footprint that lasts a lot longer than the coffee we all enjoy drinking.

We are committed to doing business differently.

From day one we have always believed in giving back and this page captures briefly the history and projects of Ethical Addictions.

The links on this page will take you to more in depth articles on our journal pages. For more of an overview of who we are and what we do check out our explore page. Alternatively get in touch via our contact page or give us a call. 


Money down the toilet! 🚽

We have funded a toilet block for a local school attended by our farmer friends children from the Mweka village. Read the journal post and watch the video to follow the progress so far.

Tree Planting

The guys we partner with in Colombia have planted indigenous trees on our behalf to help the local environment through the agroforestry team at  Biomma.

More Tree Planting

We wanted to offset our carbon footprint for the recent trip to South America and were delighted to find a micro project in Kenya that directly supports a small on-the-ground project planting trees. This is a win-win for us as we strive to make a tangible impact for people and planet.


First visit to Colombia

After 2 years Ian & Jack were finally able to visit Colombia! Exciting first steps were made connecting with farmers with like minded principles.

Farm Visits Brazil

Ian caught up with good friends as well as being introduced to new farmers who we are looking forward to tasting their first crop later this year!


School Fees Paid

The Orera village had a very low harvest due to climate change. EA stepped in to ensure the children didn’t miss out on education despite limited income for families.


Global Pandemic

For the first time ever, head bean Ian, is unable to visit farms due to Covid-19.


New Weighing Scale

Purchasing weighing scales and getting them calibrated by the government the Mweka villagers have the right tools for their work and keep more of their income in the village.

New Raised Beds

Funding raised beds for drying coffee in Jacuntinga community in Brazil, to invest in their work to continue producing exceptional coffee.

Tree Planting ~ Nykaweri Forest, Kenya

We helped fund a conservancy with wardens to protect deforestation for charcoal and crops, in partnership with other organisations and a local Maasi tribe. 


Feeding Kids in Uganda

We partnered with a primary school to help with their feeding project in Kigulya, Uganda. 


Farm Direct #5 Jacutinga

Our first visit to the Jacutinga Community, Brazil Farm Direct #5 Jacutinga.

Project Maji

The last water project went so well that we funded another water pipe installation in another village near the Machare farm.


Water Pipe Project

Water project to pipe water into a village supplying 100 families who have never had clean running water before. Life-changing!!

£2000 given to Amigos

Price matched £2k for Amigos charity who work in Uganda.


Farm Direct #4 Cameroon Boyo

A new relationship was formed with farmer Matti Foncha from the Boyo Hills. 

UK Social Projects

Sponsoring UK social projects with funding and equipment.


Tree Planting Project Mweka Villages

Tree Planting

Tree planting projects to help with reforestation and soil erosion.


Orphans in Uganda

Supporting orphans in Uganda through life skills and vocational training opportunities.


Project Pulpery

More help with materials to build the central pulpery unit for community work and coffee processing to add value to Orera villagers crop.


Continued Development

in Orera village, Tanzania. Help for farmers buying land and equipment.


Gerezim Fazenda Signpost

Farm Direct #3 Olá Brazil

A new direct trade relationship established with the Caixeta Family farm in Central Brazil. Wonderful coffee and wonderful people.


Farm Direct #2 Mweka Villages

Mweka is a collection of small villages, including Orera and Manoshi, located on the slopes Mount Kilimanjaro.

New Stoves

Installing new stoves transforms the health and family life of the Orera villagers homes. Each stove will also save half a ton of carbon a year.


First Project Complete

Support for our first project; Hydro electric power into Orera Village (near the Machare farm) means light into every home.


Farm Direct #1 Machare Farm Tanzania

Our first visit to the Machare Farm that started a relationship that still exists today.


Ethical Addictions is born

Circumstances collide, opportunities open up and two friends buy half a tonne of coffee to see if they can make a difference, and make a business…

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