Community has always been central to L’affare’s ethos, and helping to support creative New Zealanders doing good things really floats our boat too.

This year we’ve developed a fund for investment back into our local communities – meaning every time you buy a coffee in one of our compostable ‘cameo’ cups, you’re giving back too.

So we’re on the hunt for innovative, not-for-profit organisations that need a helping hand to keep on exploring and discovering, to make this country a more interesting place to live in. If that sounds like you, email amyd@laffare.co.nz.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for our first ‘cameo’, Raining Coffee, which will be launching in cafes nationwide on 3 April. It supports social enterprise Inspiring Stories, specifically their youth leadership programme Future Leaders. The cup is the work of clever Massey University College of Creative Arts student, Luiggi Riccio, and we think it’s a smashing illustration of the way coffee brings people together.