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Kent Non Alcoholic Drink of the Year 2021: Maypole Blend – Garage Coffee

Learn about Garage Coffee's Sustainability

Garage Coffee Retail Box Maypole


Garage Coffee is a speciality coffee roastery based just outside of Canterbury. Our mission is to source and roast speciality grade coffee that makes a positive difference to the communities it comes from, sharing knowledge in an accessible way with the new community it serves through our customers, shops & wholesale partners.


At Garage Coffee, we have undergone a few big changes in the way we operate and get beans to your door. As we have grown more popular online and in store, and the demand for our roasts have gone up, we decided that having a sustainable source of packaging was very important to us as we put more out into the world.

We looked hard at what the difference between biodegradable, compostable and recyclable is and what the best option for us was.

In the end we decided that a fully recyclable product is the best for everyone and is easy for you to dispose of at home in a sustainable way, that will be used again and again. As most of our bags are already recyclable and feedback has been positive about its ease of disposal - this means we don’t need you to remove any of the parts to be disposed of separately.

All components of our packaging range will be disposable using at home recycling services, so we can ensure you’re getting the most from your coffee and doing the best for the environment whether you’re ordering 250g all the way to 3kg. All our bags - whether it has a valve, zipper or both - are all category 4 recyclable, meaning it can go in a main recycling bin with the peace of mind that it’s going to the right place. Also, if you buy our retail boxes that come with the cardboard outer and bag inside, the box and labelling is fully recyclable through the paper recycle.

Hopefully as both Garage and the coffee world evolves, so will the packaging opportunities as well. We hope to have a fully home biodegradable and compostable bag in the future and will always be on the lookout for any new advances. We are always open for conversation about this, and try to be transparent as possible about the choices we make that have a bigger effect on the world around us.