How can an office coffee shop make a difference to your employees and to your local community?

How can an office coffee shop make a difference to your employees and to your local community?

At The Good Coffee Company, supporting local businesses and charities is at the very core of our business model. We sell coffee to office workers in need of caffeine. And we do it with a conscience.


Being socially and environmentally responsible is vital for employee retention. According to a Glassdoor survey, 75% of millennial employees expect their employer to take a stand on important issues such as social inequality and climate change.


If you want to give back to your community, a Good Coffee Company coffee shop might be just the way to do it. And here’s why...



Make a difference to your community


Any old coffee or sandwich simply won’t do. Your employees expect food and drink that not only tastes good, but does good. We go the extra mile to ensure that our coffee and food products are minimally processed, traceable, and come from local businesses. Find out more about our products on our website.


We source our coffee from Dear Green, a Glasgow-based coffee roastery who value people and the planet as much as profits


You can taste the difference from their specialty grade coffee beans, but that’s not all there is to love about Glasgow’s leading coffee experts. Dear Green have had Corporate Social Responsibility commitments ingrained in their working practices from day one.


Sold in biodegradable packaging, their coffee beans undergo rigid sourcing policies, made possible by the personal relationships Dear Green have with their producers. They have recently achieved B Corp certification for meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability.


Dear Green are dedicated to making meaningful and lasting change from cultivation to cup and donate 2% of their annual revenue to local charities.


We’re proud to work with Social Bite on their mission to end homelessness


All the food that we serve in our cafes is supplied by Social Bite, a Scottish charity

who run a chain of restaurants, social enterprise cafes and catering services and employ people directly affected by homelessness.


Beginning as a small cafe back in 2012, they have grown exponentially, having previously organised events such as The World’s Biggest Sleepout in 2019, when 50,000 people throughout the world voluntarily slept outdoors to raise money for those who have no choice.


A percentage of our profits go to Social Bite and we provide employment opportunities in our cafes for people experiencing homelessness.



Make a difference to your employees


Want your employees to feel valued?


Installing a Good Coffee Company coffee shop is a cost-effective perk to give something back to the people in your organisation. With our account service we bill your organisation monthly, allowing your employees to pick up their coffee and snacks with no payment.


After a year of working-from-home, why not reward your team with a relaxed setting for them to collaborate?


The future of office-working is uncertain, and with many workers reluctant to return, organisations need to make the effort to add value to their working spaces. Everyone needs a space to unwind during the working day, and the best ideas are generated as a team. It’s hard to think outside of the box in the confines of a desk and chair, so why not give your employees somewhere new to get the creative juices flowing? To read more about the benefit a coffee shop could have on your office visit our previous blog.


We all know that coffee is good for productivity, but the benefits of an actual coffee shop go a lot further!


Regular rests and social breaks throughout the day can do wonders for staff productivity and having a space for this away from the desk is really important for our wellbeing. Our coffee shops sell food as well as drinks, and you can’t underestimate the power of a quick pick-me-up snack during the dreaded 3pm slump!


Happy employees = Successful company

Studies have found that happier people are up to 20% more productive in the workplace. They are also way more likely to shout about your company if they feel valued. But how can you make your employees happier? Here at The Good Coffee Company we believe that coffee is the answer! (Although we may be slightly biased…)



Interested in a coffee shop for your building? Leave it with us

We handle the whole process, from designing your unique coffee shop to running it with our friendly baristas. Contact us today to find out more about what we can offer for your space.