COFFEE VS GANGS

In 2014, Kenco launched a project to give young Hondurans the chance of a better life - an escape from the constant threat of gangs, and the prospect of a brighter future through coffee.

 

The Coffee vs Gangs program trains young people to be independent coffee farmers, with the skills to grow great quality Kenco beans. Now in it’s third year, the students are now building businesses of their own and, backed by funding from Kenco, they’re thriving.

THE TELEGRAPH

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Documenting the progress of the project, this video series heads to the front line of Coffee vs Gangs. 

THE IRISH TIMES

A JOURNEY AWAY FROM CRIME

A closer look into how the project is changing the destiny of young Hondurans, from gang life to graduation.

PASSIONATE ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY

Our coffee doesn’t just taste great, it also does great things.

Through a number of initiatives, we aim to make the production of our coffee more environmentally and socially sustainable across its whole supply chain: from sourcing the beans, to roasting, blending and transportation.

Our 4C Verification means our beans are sourced from farms that comply with the 4C Code of conduct, helping coffee farmers apply sustainable production practices, preserving the environment around their farms, and improving social conditions for them and their workers.

We’re constantly working on reducing our co2 emissions, reducing the number of trucks we have on the road, and consolidating a number of our UK warehouses for fewer haulage miles.

Our Banbury coffee factory is zero waste to landfill since 2013, and we’re making production more environmentally friendly by aiming to reduce water and energy consumption by 3% every year.

To discover more about our corporate responsibility programmes, click here.