A certified B Corp with a mission to put people and environment before profit, Glen Lyon Coffee is committed to making its impact on the planet a positive one.
Set up in 2011, in Perthshire’s beautiful and remote Glen Lyon, founder Fiona Grant installed a basic roaster in the bothy next to her house to produce small batch roasts for sale at local farmers’ markets. Two years later the business moved to a larger roastery in nearby Aberfeldy.
Since its inception, Glen Lyon Coffee has strived to prove that the coffee community can work towards positive change. It pioneered compostable coffee packaging in Scotland, partially powers the Aberfeldy roastery with solar, and plants trees in the Highlands to pay back its carbon debt.
At the core of the business is a passion for delicious coffee and a commitment to ethical and sustainable coffee sourcing. Glen Lyon Coffee buys seasonally from Latin America and Africa and has direct trade links with farms in Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. In 2022, it became the first speciality coffee company in Scotland to roast a coffee shipped from Colombia aboard a sailboat, offering a taste of a future less reliant on carbon-intensive cargo shipping.