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Soho Coffee

How ethical is SOHO Coffee?

SOHO Coffee 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, SOHO Coffee can be considered an ethical brand. SOHO Coffee 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 SOHO Coffee’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does SOHO Coffee do?

SOHO stands for ‘Simple, Original, Honest, Organic’ and the coffee shop chain was launched in 1999 in Cheltenham.

In which areas does SOHO Coffee perform well?

SOHO Coffee performs well for its Environmental Report as it has a Sustainability page containing targets on packaging as well as information about recycling and its coffee sources. It also gets a high score for having a Reusable Cup Scheme and some coffee certified by The Soil Association, as well as for being 100% Fair Trade.

We found no criticisms relating to Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments therefore SOHO Coffee scores well across these criteria. As well as this, SOHO Coffee has been named as an Ethical Innovator due to its clear ethical ethos. Find out more about our ethical criteria.

What can SOHO Coffee do to improve its score?

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

As SOHO Coffee 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, SOHO Coffee will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide Ethical Mark.

However we would encourage SOHO Coffee to release a statement regarding GMOs in order to improve its score as it currently has a middle rating for this criterion. If SOHO Coffee 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


  • Ethical Innovator


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