Our Friends

Click here to read about Yada, a creative dry bar in the heart of Derby City Centre.  They are people we love to collaborate with at Scared Bean to build community around coffee.

Click here to read about Scottish Barista Academy, our friend’s North of the Border.  They are SCA qualified trainers and consultants in all things coffee, from pouring the perfect cup to understanding the logistics of importation.

Click here to read about Hope Espresso, a small company with a similar passion for coffee and for people, just like us.  We work in partnership with them and they train all of our learners to SCA standards.

Click here to read about our Direct Trade link to Bom Jesus Fram, where our single origin Brazil coffee comes from. Cal’s are experts on ethical and sustainable farming, harvesting, exporting and importing Brazil Speciality Coffee.

Glesga Roasters are our kin, same passion, same ethos, same vision, different part of our island.  Check them out here. They make great coffee, and help to change lives through global direct trading in Rwanda and local programmes in Glasgow.  They love coffee and love people.  


Click here to read more about one of our very close friends and avid supporters, Derby Homes.  They’re committed to our vision and have a similar ethos to Sacred Bean. They’ve supported us right from the start.  They also commissioned us to produce our Sacred Bean ‘Home Blend’, to commemorate 100 years of social housing.

Check out one of our key referral agencies.  Green Pastures runs a large residential home/community in Derby City Centre for people overcoming life-controlling issues and struggles.  They are also the organisation who gave Sacred Bean their first small grant towards our humble, little, sample roaster. Check them out here.

Derby City Council are committed supporters of our work.  Like us, they are committed to creatively tackling the issues of homelessness and addiction that effect people’s ;ives and society.  We look forward to collaborating with them more in the months and years to come. Check them out here.

Read here about Inside Out, a through the gate mentoring community and Sacred Bean referral agency.  They come with a wealth of experience and have supported some of our trainees in finding and sustaining accommodation and overcoming addictive behaviours.  Sacred Bean’s inception flowed out of this initiative, which Darren, our Director, set up in his last job as an Anglican Minister.

Vedi is our local vegan cafe and they serve splendid food in a cafe with great vibe.  They  stock our Mexico, Mountain Water, Decaf.  We are also exploring creating a bespoke  Vedi Blend and hope to run collaborate coffee roasting and brewing workshops with them in the near future.

Please check them out here

Nottingham and Derby Methodists District have adopted Scared Bean Coffee CIC.  They are avid supporters of our work and promote our coffee every chance they get. Their vision, like ours, is for human flourishing. They’re strong Christain vision and vocation is practically identical to ours.

See what else they’re up to here

Just-Ice are making a difference in the world, in their own small, yet not insignificant, way.  Like decent coffee, everyone loves an ice cream.  But they love it even more so with an ethical story like theirs behind it. They will also be stocking some of our equally ethical coffee over the festive season. Check out their story here and buy they’re amazing ice cream.

Teen Challenge are experts in treating people with addictions, and pioneers in building communities that nurture some of the most broken and traumatised and enable them to flourish.  The Christian faith shapes and informs their work. Our leaders at Sacred Bean Coffee have a longstanding relationship with this amazing and life changing charity. Check them out here.

Working with other dynamic social enterprises is a part of our story.  The support women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system, assisting them towards fulfilling, sustainable employment by making and selling exquisite chocolates: Grace chocolates changing lives. They are a social enterprise selling high-quality chocolates across the UK as gifts, as wedding favours, to greet guests at dinners and conferences, at corporate events, in restaurants and within public sector organisations. We are committed to providing opportunities for women with barriers to their personal development, learning and economic wellbeing.  Check them out Here

RAW MATERIAL: Red Assocations El Carmen

Red Associations is an organisation set up by RAW MATERIAL in Huila, Columbia. Their goal is to tackle the problems faced by around 300 coffee producing families in the region, with over 600 hectares of coffee plantations. These problems centre around poor infrastructure and a lack of stable income. To combat these issues, Red Association pays each farmer a flat rate for their produce, roughly doubling their income and ensuring financial stability. Click here to find out more about this amazing venture.

Community Action Derby and their Food 4 Thought Alliance

Community Action Derby is a registered charity providing support and guidance for voluntary and community groups such as ourselves. They run the Volunteer Centre in Derby and have a host of initiatives under their umbrella. We at Sacred Bean Coffee are a part of Community Action Derby’s ‘Derby Food 4 Thought’ programme. Initially set up to help respond to people in Derby’s needs during the pandemic, the initiative has grown and is now searching for long-term solutions to the root causes of local poverty.

Foundation Derby

Formerly known as Derbyshire Community Foundation, Foundation Derbyshire uses donations to fund hundreds of small community groups and charities. Over nearly three decades, Foundation Derby has made over £14 million grants in the Derbyshire area. Find out more about the wonderful work these guys do here.