Social Spotlight on Cielo Coffee
By Elyssia Dunmore
Location: Leeds City Centre, Garforth Leeds
The idea behind Cielo Coffee is simple, yet extremely effective. Alongside operating a collection of homely coffee shops, Cielo produce ethically sourced, speciality coffee to order – then give the profits away to causes and the community.
Cielo purchases coffee from all over the world and despite the products not having the Fair Trade stamp they can guarantee all farmers are paid above Fair Trade price. In our opinion, the very definition of Fair Trade!
Delving into production themselves, they have their own micro-roastery slightly closer to home in Leeds. This coffee is then available to individuals to their door, coffee shop customers and businesses through wholesale.
Reducing social isolation through their cafes, it is possible to grab a coffee while you read in their Express library branch, or work to your hearts content with the free Wi-Fi at the City Centre café.
Despite where you choose to visit, one thing is guaranteed – service with a smile and great quality. From a flat white to a protein breakfast smoothie I know from personal experience you will want to work your way through the menu.
Although we can’t fully make the delicious cakes guilt free – we think the fact profits are reinvested into the local community and to projects including an Ethiopian Clubfoot charity helps offset any calorie guilt. Visit today.