B Corp status for Origin Coffee


Origin Coffee has joined the growing number of Cornish companies to secure certified B Corporation status.

Founded over 15 years ago, Helston-based Origin has grown to become one of the UK’s leading speciality coffee roasters and also has six of its own coffee shops in Cornwall and London.

Owner and founder, Tom Sobey, says behaving in a sustainable way has always underpinned Origin’s coffee sourcing programme and informed the decisions made throughout the business.

He said: “The Origin team have always strived to demonstrate full transparency in our supply chain, and until now our valued customers have trusted that when we’ve said something regarding our social and environmental performance, we’ve meant it.

“B Corp certification is verification of all our hard work, and it’s one of my proudest achievements as a business owner.”

By joining the global B Corp community, Origin becomes part of a new movement of businesses, agreeing to use what they do as a force for good. There’s currently 2,500 certified B Corporations in more than 50 countries, including a growing Cornish cohort that includes the likes of Leap Design, Finisterre and, most recently, construction consultancy, WWA.