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Coffee Republic

How ethical is Coffee Republic?

Coffee Republic is a coffee shop chain which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Coffee Shops Ratings Table. With a high GSG score, Coffee Republic can be considered an ethical brand. Coffee Republic hasn’t yet applied for Ethical Accreditation, but its high score would mean that if it did, it would be able to display The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Mark on its products.

We encourage other companies in the Ethical Coffee Shops sector to follow Coffee Republic’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does Coffee Republic do?

Coffee Republic was launched in London in 1995 and now has 30 shops in high streets across the UK, and 18 international shops.

In which areas does Coffee Republic perform well?

Coffee Republic gets a top score for its Reusable Cup Scheme. We found no criticisms relating to Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments therefore Coffee Republic scores well across these criteria. It receives a middle rating for its Environmental Report which is not hugely detailed, and for GM due to a lack of either a statement or criticisms relating to this. Find out more about our ethical criteria.

What can Coffee Republic do to improve its score?

The above benchmark score that Coffee Republic is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Coffee Shops Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

As Coffee Republic already receives a top score in the Ethical Coffee Shops sector, The Good Shopping Guide encourages it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After sending in its application, Coffee Republic will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide Ethical Mark.

However we would encourage Coffee Republic to release a statement regarding its use of GMOs, and gain some Organic certification in order to improve its score. If Coffee Republic applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide would be able to offer some guidance on this.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? If accredited by The Good Shopping Guide, brands can display our ethical mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable supplier. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us or complete a Free Initial Assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Reusable Cup Scheme


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations


  • Fairtrade



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


= GSG Top Rating = GSG Middle Rating = GSG Bottom Rating