Caber Coffee spills thousands of pounds into charity coffers

02/10/2023
Left to Right: Findlay Leask and Graeme Kinghorn

ABERDEEN-based Caber Coffee has announced that it has served up more than £6,000 for charity in the last two years, thanks to a special initiative.

In September 2021, the family-run company launched its innovative “Spill the Beans” blend which shines a light on the importance of communication when it comes to looking after mental health and encourages coffee lovers to chat with others over a cup.

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With £8 from every case sold donated to Mental Health Aberdeen to help provide valuable resources including counselling services and educational programmes, the project has poured in more than £6,000 of support in the past two years.  

The total to date has been boosted thanks to the support of a growing band of customers across the region such as Serco NorthLink Ferries who, earlier this year, took the reduced caffeine Spill the Beans blend on board for passengers to enjoy during journeys between Aberdeen and the Northern Isles.

The Spill the Beans product and philanthropic initiative were spearheaded Caber Coffee Managing Director, Findlay Leask, driven by a desire to highlight the importance of both seeking and giving mental health support.  He said: “From the start, customers were quick to lend their support to the Spill the Beans project and we are grateful that they continue to do so – and in growing numbers.  

“The demand for mental health services is huge and complex, and it’s important to not only make sure conversations are made possible by highlighting the need for communication, but also by doing something practical to ensure that avenues which deliver help, such as MHA, are bolstered.”

Graeme Kinghorn, Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA) Chief Executive, added: “Everything that MHA does has a local aspect to it.  We are a local charity, we support people in the local community, we engage with local businesses and organisations and a mentally healthy workforce is essential for a thriving local economy.  

“’Spill the Beans’ is a perfect example of how vital resources can be channelled into local support services by a proactive, compassionate local business that obviously cares about others.  MHA are proud to be associated with Caber Coffee and their endeavours.”

Family run Caber Coffee is a leading, independent wholesale company which is renowned for supplying freshly roasted coffee, beans, teas, Barista training and a range of quality bean to cup machines for all sizes of offices, as well as the finest Italian espresso machines for the hospitality sector and hot beverage equipment.  The company currently employs 10 people and works with clients in a range of sectors including contract catering and hospitality.

To talk to MHA visit the website at www.mha.uk.net for contact details.  

To find out more, visit www.cabercoffee.com email [email protected] or call 0845 302 4600.

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