Sheffield Theatres Announce Three-Year Partnership Deal with Cafeology

5th June 2014

Sheffield Theatres and Sheffield based Fairtrade coffee suppliers Cafeology have announced a three-year partnership deal which will see the local company continue to supply the Theatre, their cafe and their restaurant, Crucible Corner, with ethically sourced coffee and tea.

Coinciding with Cafeology's 10th year anniversary, the announcement follows a recent visit by the company's Colombian coffee grower, Francisco Herrera, to Sheffield which included a backstage tour of the Crucible during the World Snooker Championships. Based in Woodseats, Cafeology are an exclusively ethical company specialising in the supply of a range of coffees and teas approved by Fairtrade, Soil Association and Rainforest Alliance.  The company have been in business for 10 years this month and have supplied Sheffield Theatres with coffee and tea since 2012. The new three-year partnership means that every hot beverage purchased in the venues is fully traceable, allowing customers to see how their support benefits the lives of hundreds of farmers around the world. Dan Bates, Chief Executive of Sheffield Theatres said: 'I'm delighted that our relationship with Cafeology will continue in their 10th anniversary year and beyond. We are committed to working with locally based suppliers that showcase the best that Sheffield has to offer and I'm so pleased that we will continue to work together to provide our audiences with quality products that enhance their experience.' Bryan Unkles, Managing Director at Cafeology commented: We are extremely proud with our association with the Sheffield Theatres and it is fantastic news that our partnership will extend to 2017. Francisco was extremely impressed during his visit to the Theatres and has many great memories to take back to his producer group in Colombia.'

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