Our Story

Coffeenotes™ began as a {re}invention of paper.

In 1991 our founders Sarah and Mark established a print and paper company. Passionate about sustainability, they searched for innovative, eco-friendly materials and soon discovered Cupcycling™. The pioneering circular design process which transforms takeaway coffee cups into paper.

Inspired by their love of making and using stationery, they embarked on a journey with the UK's best paper maker in Cumbria to create a bespoke paper using the waste. The result was a stylish, robust paper: perfect for writing on.

Their early experiences in the stationery world made them realise their expertise as a printer enabled them to do things differently. Unlike other brands, they controlled the whole production process. This meant they could fully investigate the sustainable credentials of materials and suppliers. And implement sustainable product design from the earliest stage. But most of all, they had access to a diverse range of exciting, sustainable papers.

Today Coffeenotes™ reflects the joy, and sense of purpose we feel, when we sit down with a cup of coffee, and open a notebook. The name is an ode to our signature cream writing paper which remains at the heart of our products. We aim to offer our customers genuinely sustainable stationery they can use everyday. Minimalist in decoration, we let the papers, and their circular stories, shine.