We are delighted to say that it is over 11 years since Aroma first opened it's doors on 8th September 2008.
"The story of Aroma all started with a vision of a group of people from Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church for a coffee shop right at the heart of the community where people of all ages could chat, laugh, relax, and enjoy each others’ company...all with great coffee and freshly prepared food.
And that was the start of Aroma Coffee Shop. After we found the right place, we had to test the coffee and tea and choose the food - fairly traded tea, coffee and hot chocolate because it enables some of the poorest in the world to receive a fair wage, and locally sourced food because local suppliers play an important part in our community.
We are a coffee shop with a difference – all of our profits go back into community projects, we have a large number of volunteer helpers serving in the shop and working behind the scenes, and we support a range of community activities, from craft evenings to a dementia carers support group.
We look forward to welcoming you to Aroma Coffee Shop. We hope you enjoy your visit!"
When developing the vision for Aroma, one of the fundamental areas for the coffee shop was to provide as many Fairtrade products as possible. We are now proud to announce that all of our hot drinks are Fairtrade and we are constantly looking out for new Fairtrade products that we can sell at Aroma.
Other fairtrade products that can be purchased in Aroma consist of gifts and cards, and a wide range of tempting chocolate bars in all sorts of flavours! These gifts and chocolates bars all help to provide a fair deal to those making them and give our customers the opportunity of buying a unique product
So why is Fairtrade so important to us? The Fairtrade Foundation sum it up very well:
‘Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives’