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Carbon neutral coffee shop planning London roll-out

Old Spike coffee shop

Old Spike Roastery in Peckham is set to open London’s first carbon and plastic neutral specialty coffee shop – with further sites planned over the next six months.

Old Spike is the first social enterprise in the UK championing real social and environmental change through specialty coffee.

It will launch on an outlet near Piccadilly Circus this month before rolling out additional central London sites from next year.

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The site will see the group partner with The Connection at St Martin in the Fields where it will offer customers the opportunity to deliver real impact through a loyalty-based donation scheme.

Each purchase of coffee will generate points via a custom-built app, which will allow users to support people sleeping rough with donations.

The rewards-based scheme will provide funds for the charity whose services cover everything from laundry provision in their drop-in centre to one-on-one sessions with a mental health therapist.

In addition, Old Spike will continue its partnership with Eden Reforestation Project and commit to planting a tree with every bag of coffee sold which, in the last 12 months, has already seen more than 40,000 trees planted.

Reusable coffee silos will be available to encourage refills and customers can help themselves to coffee to take home via an on-site dispensary.

Alongside speciality coffee, baked goods will be on offer from their partnership with South East London baked goods speciality Faran Customs.

Each new site will provide a London Living Wage job for an individual who’s experienced homelessness and support a local homeless charity with donations to help move people who are sleeping rough towards a meaningful, fulfilling future.

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