Carbon-Neutral Coffee Comes To UK – Via Sail Boat From Colombia To Cornwall


The French schooner De Gallant docked in Falmouth harbour at the end of May, three months after leaving the port of Santa Marta in Colombia laden with tonnes of sustainably sourced coffee beans.

This wind-powered sail cargo of carbon neutral coffee was worth the wait, according to Yallah Coffee, a single-origin coffee roastery only a few miles away in the Cornish port town.

Yallah’s special series of Colombian coffee grounds and beans are finding their way into coffee shops and restaurants across the country. By using a sailboat to import the beans into the UK it means the first leg of its voyage was almost entirely carbon neutral.

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