ABERDEEN-based Caber Coffee has announced a six-figure deal with Northern Isles ferry operator, Serco NorthLink Ferries.
The company has secured a four-year contract worth in the region of £200,000 to provide coffee and machines for coffee outlets and restaurants on NorthLink’s vessels which connect Aberdeen and Scrabster with the Northern Isles.
Commenting on the deal, Caber Coffee managing director, Findlay Leask, said: “We are delighted to increase our presence on NorthLink’s vessels thanks to this significant contract.
“Ethyco is our ingredient range which goes beyond benefits of Fairtrade for the communities growing the product by also re-investing in social enterprise projects here in the UK.
“Therefore, by choosing to stock our exclusive Fairtrade Ethyco coffee, NorthLink has shown its support for good causes because a percentage of all sales will be donated to good causes in Orkney and Shetland.”
Cheryl Exley, customer services director at NorthLink added: “Historically this contract was tendered on a national basis so this move to use a highly regarded, local company is one that we are extremely pleased with. Where possible we use local produce onboard our ferries and our contract with Caber Coffee highlights that fact.
“Another influencing factor was the social investment aspect to the company. Being able to give back to the Island communities through our coffee sales was an added incentive during our decision making process.”