In London, finding your local coffee shop is a popular pursuit. A coffee shop good enough for people to call their own obviously has to sell great coffee and have a good vibe. It needs to be comfortable, but also ‘cool’. And for us at the Jellied Eel that means it definitely has to be socially aware and uphold ethical business practices!
Sound a bit idealistic? Well My Coffee Stop fits the bill on all counts.
Although situated on Platform One of Enfield Chase station, this cafe is not only popular with commuters - the area’s informed coffee shop-hunters come here specially. Head barista Gunther, a champion of Fairtrade, has been described by devoted customers as a ‘coffee genius’.
A charity book swap scheme means that, for a small donation, visitors can support the nearby Chickenshed theatre while enjoying a constant supply of low-cost and diverse literature. And this is just one example of how owners Karen and Gunther are dedicated to their local community. They also enthusiastically encourage other businesses to support Fairtrade, and even took it upon themselves to compile a Fairtrade directory for the area.
By Matt Atkinson
The Jellied Eel would like to thank My Coffee Stop and its staff for their continued support.
Are you a shop, restaurant, café, trader or community centre with sustainable food at its heart that wants to help us in spreading the word around London? Then get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org about stocking the Jellied Eel.
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