Company Directory / Lunar Ventures Limited

Business Description

Trading as Union Hand-Roasted Coffee
"We’ve been sourcing, roasting, living and loving good coffee since 2001.

We find and work directly with talented farmers, paying them a fair price so they can invest in their farm, families, and workers It’s called Union Direct Trade.

Those fair prices, and our investment in smallholder farmers, make our specialty coffee extra special.

We hand-roast our coffee in small batches. Tiny, carefully-tended batches. To us, roasting is an art.

And it shows. All our coffees are scored 84 and above on the SCAA’s international scale – the definitive measure of coffee quality.

And our micro-lots? (Small quantities of rare, incredible coffees, grown in the best conditions possible.) Those typically score more than 88.

It’s all thanks to our people. The farmers who grow our coffee. The roastmasters working tirelessly to perfect each roast. And the trainers, who teach baristas, enthusiasts, beginners – everyone – how to brew exquisite coffee.

Union was founded by Steven and Jeremy, two scientists who quickly became ex-scientists when they fell in love with coffee.

Fell in love with coffee – but not with the coffee industry. So they did something different.

Today, we source, roast, brew, teach, and celebrate great coffee.

In 2001 Steven and Jeremy were in Guatemala, on a research trip, when Arabica prices fell to their lowest point in 30 years. They saw, first hand, the impact on farmers, who now couldn’t earn a living from coffee. They saw fourth generation farmers pull up their coffee trees – their birthright – with their own hands.

Farmers had never been part of the coffee story. They were anonymous even to exporters, combining their crop into one mill.

Steven and Jeremy wanted to do things differently. They bypassed the brokers. Invested long-term in farming communities. Paid farmers a fair, sustainable price.

Today, Union does more than tell our farmers’ stories: we create new stories together.

We work together, long-term, pooling our knowledge – on coffee varieties, harvesting techniques, sustainable farming, post-harvest processing – to create the perfect cup of coffee.

Ours is a worldwide union – one of farmers, roasters, and all lovers of great coffee. All living, loving and speaking coffee."

Registered Address

29 The Green
Winchmore Hill
London
N21 1HS

Contact Details

Key Data

Sector
5337 Food Retailers & Wholesalers
Company Number
04059678
Type
Private Limited Company
Company Age
19 years
Incorporated
August 25, 2000
Status
Active
Nature of Business
10832 - Production of coffee and coffee substitutes
Year End
August 30
Accounts Due
May 30, 2021
Latest Accounts
August 31, 2019