Wednesday 25 May 2022

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee aims to double revenues in five years

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UK-based coffee company Union Hand-Roasted Coffee is aiming to double revenues to £25 million as it looks to cash in on Britain’s booming coffee culture.

The roaster – which works directly with coffee farmers in countries including Ethiopia, Rwanda and Guatemala to source fair trade beans – has been growing in strides since its founding in 2001 and has just completed an acquisition that its co-founder says gives Union a stake in the entirety of the coffee life cycle.

Its takeover of Edinburgh coffee shop Brew Lab – for an undisclosed sum – “helps us tell that story all the way from seed to cup”, Jeremy Torz said.

The company brought in revenues of £12.5 million last year – in part through sales to cafes, restaurants and retailers including Waitrose and Ocado – and is now looking to double that figure in five years’ time and treble its size a decade down the line.

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