Since opening in Shoreditch in 2011, Grind has grown across London with cafes and a state-of-the-art coffee roastery. When the brand was forced to close its cafés during the Covid pandemic lockdown, Grind took its offering online. Since then, Grind has helped hundreds of thousands of people make better, more sustainable coffee at home.
Today, Grind makes more than two million cups of coffee a year across its London cafés, and twelve million more are made at home and elsewhere. That's one every three seconds.
FuturePlus’ work with Grind Coffee has ranged from helping to set up Grind’s charitable foundation, Better Coffee Foundation, to co-ordinating an LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) for its iconic compostable coffee pods. An LCA analyses the environmental impact (and increasingly the economic and social impact) at every stage of a product’s life cycle – from raw material extraction ('cradle'), manufacturing and processing, transportation, use, and retail, through to waste disposal, reuse, or recycling ('grave').