Kiss the Hippo
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Based in the neighbourhood of Richmond, London, Kiss the Hippo Coffee was established in 2018 and is managed by a dynamic and passionate team united by a shared love of coffee.
It is in our pursuit of delivering the most rewarding coffee experience that we seek to showcase desirable coffees from around the world. In keeping with our coffee approach, we go through a detailed research and selection process to ensure our quality standards are met.
Much of the magic takes place at our Richmond home, where we use a Loring S-15 roaster to enhance the unique characteristics of our coffees owing to the careful growing and processing at origin. The result is a freshly roasted coffee that we treat with the utmost respect in the brewing process, to ensure you benefit from only the most refined cup.
A focus on the environment is central to our work here at Kiss the Hippo, which is part of our responsibility to the Earth and to you. It is through our efforts alongside charities and a dedication to innovative and sustainable solutions that we strive to deliver happiness with every sip.
At Kiss the Hippo Coffee, we want to make the journey from farm to cup as direct, ethical and sustainable as possible. We believe in transparency in our supply chain and expect our suppliers to uphold our standards. We are committed to supporting producers at origin who share our values by developing long-term relationships with them.
Our offerings reflect the seasonality of coffee and each lot is always consumed before the next harvest is roasted. We believe that organic farming practices are essential for the future of agriculture and we are committed to sourcing at least 80% of our green coffee from certified organic producers.
We believe that coffee can be a powerful force for good. That’s why we’re proud to have become a totally carbon negative coffee company, with all of our coffees, coffee pods and coffee products certified carbon negative. What does that mean? Well, we offset all of the carbon we produce with international reforestation initiatives, in partnership with On A Mission.