Do your products contain sugar?
Nope! They are sweet thanks to the naturally-occurring sugars found in the oats.
Do you use stevia in your products?
The only product containing Stevia is our canned Mocha Barista Brew. Stevia is a calorie-free, plant-based sweetener from natural sources which has been used in South America to flavour drinks for more than 200 years.
Do the Minor Figures products contain lactose, gluten or dairy?
All our products are 100% plant-based, meaning they’re dairy-free, naturally lactose-free, and free from all animal protein.
We follow very strict requirements to eliminate any contamination, but our products are not certified gluten-free at this time. We recognise the importance of having gluten-free products, and are actively working to make this a reality. We look forward to sharing a GF-certified option in the future.
Why do you use rapeseed/sunflower oil in your Oat?
We add small amounts of rapeseed oil to our Barista Oat range (with organic rapeseed in our Barista Oat Organic) as well as in our Everyday Oat range to help create that smooth texture and mouthfeel. Rapeseed oil is low in saturated fats and is a good source of omegas 3, 6, and 9. Our Barista Brews contain sunflower oil. The oil we use is GMO-free, and sourced from the UK and northern Europe.
Is Barista Oat suitable for a wide range of dietary requirements?
Our Oats are GMO (genetically-modified)-free and our Barista Oat range is Halal. It is also safe to use for a low iodine diet and routinely tested for mycotoxins.
Sustainability & Ethics
What are your commitments to sustainability?
In addition to being 100% plant-based, we’re carbon neutral and B Corp Certified. Want to see some sources?
Is Minor Figures an independent brand?
Minor Figures is an independently owned start up. We formed as a company by crowd-funding, and have since grown by partnering with carefully chosen investors, all of whom have a minority share in the company. Our founders control the direction of Minor Figures and everything that we do. The investors are a mix of friends, family, and strategic partners, all of whom help us to scale and reach as many of you as possible.
Is your packaging 100% recyclable?
Our cans and cardboard packaging are fully recyclable. Our cartons are currently made using Tetra Pak, which is recyclable in some places but not everywhere, so check your local authority’s guidelines on this one.
We are also in the process of eliminating all single-use plastic from our shipping packaging, using recyclable alternatives wherever possible.
Where do you grow your oats?
Our oats are sourced from the UK and Northern Europe - we like to keep it as local as possible, but due to the nature of farming cycles and fluctuating availability, we have to switch it up throughout the year. We’re constantly looking to improve our sourcing and minimise our carbon footprint for all our markets globally.
What do you do with your oat residue?
Oat residue is the insoluble fibre that is left as a byproduct of producing our Oat. At the moment, the spent oats used to produce Minor Figures Oat is donated to livestock feed, which avoids the need to chuck them in landfill and reduces the land used for the upkeep of livestock (feed for livestock puts a huge strain on the environment - almost half of all grains and soybeans are grown specifically for the purpose of feeding to livestock).
Is your coffee certified Fairtrade?
No, but it’s fairer than Fairtrade. That sounds like hot air, but it’s not - and we guarantee a living wage for the coffee farmers we work with. This is because Fairtrade is essentially unable to account for the specialty coffee model, which pays a premium for quality. The specialty trade model we work with is a separate system which guarantees a living wage (not just minimum wage) for coffee farmers.
We’re partnered with Raw Material, who source green coffee directly with farms all over the world and guarantee a fixed, premium margin for their coffee, regardless of the constantly fluctuating market price.
How much caffeine is in your Barista Brews?
Black Coffee: 163mg per serving
Latte 133 mg per serving
Mocha: 130 mg per serving
Matcha: less than 34 mg per serving
Chai Latte: just 14 mg per serving
Why do you package your single-serving Barista Brews in cans?
Cans are 100% recyclable, meaning they’re currently the best option available to us in terms of reducing our carbon emissions.
Where can I find Minor Figures products?
Find our Barista Brews and Barista Oat at the following retailers: Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic, As Nature Intended, Sourced Market, and Selfridges. You can always find us online at Amazon and on our website, at independent groceries, and served behind the counter in local, specialty coffee shops all around the world
How can I stock Minor Figures products for my shop / café?
Reach out here!
Do you offer wholesale discounts on large orders?
Yes! If you're a shop, café, or distributor looking to make your first order, please get in touch here.
Shipping & Delivery
How much is shipping? Can I get free delivery?
We offer free shipping on all orders over £20 in the UK, and a flat rate of just £2.99 for orders below.
Do you deliver outside the UK?
Unfortunately, all shipping to the EU is currently on hold due to complications resulting from Brexit. However, you can order Minor Figures products via Amazon.