Today saw the launch of The Little Coffee Bag on Virgin trains travelling up and down the country.

The Virgin Trains service comprises of a fleet of 120 trains and connects six of the UK’s largest cities; London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh, which have a combined metropolitan population of over 18 million people.

The Little Coffee Bag Co worked alongside Virgin Trains in order to create a bespoke blend using coffee sourced from Tanzania – which is now served in the first class carriages of each of their 120 train services across the UK. In true Virgin spirit, the company have agreed to give back 10% of their profit to communities in Africa to help to build schools and shelters for young people.

Rob Taylor, Retail and First Class Development Manager at Virgin Trains, said: ‘We are very excited to be introducing a new coffee in first class to enhance our customers experience. It is exciting to be providing not only a high quality coffee but supporting an up and coming business.’

Speaking of the new deal, Carrie Bate, founder & director of The Little Coffee Bag Co said: “When I first sent samples of The Little Coffee Bag to Virgin in February of this year, I never would have imaged that I would now have a business partnership with them.  I am absolutely thrilled to have joined forces with Virgin Trains – we have now been working together for 6 months and it has been a brilliant journey to this point. To be working with such an internationally successful company is like a dream come true for me and has been the highlight of my year. I am very much looking forward to the exciting opportunities that this partnership will most certainly bring both businesses in the future.”