At the core of The Motley's mission is a commitment to sustainable and socially responsible supply chains. We carefully research and build relationships with all of our vendors, assuring an adherence to our values. The majority of our products are organic and either Fair Trade, or Direct Trade. Below are some of the local products we sell and the larger companies we support.
Direct Trade: closes the gap between farmer and buyer, allowing the the quality of the bean to provide fair wages with the expectation of responsible business practices.
Fair Trade: addresses the disparities between conditions of small scale farms by forming cooperatives that sell to exporters. This certification guarantees fair wages for all workers.
the motley buys its coffee from Klatch, an award-winning micro-roastery that has been family owned and operated for 20 years. The Motley has been working with Klatch since 2002, and we retain a close relationship with the owner and much of the Klatch team. In turn, Klatch maintains close relationships with the farmers and communities from which they source their beans, traveling around the world inspecting farms and beans for not only quality, but also sustainable and just environmental and labor practices. Over the years we have purchased both Fair Trade and Direct Trade roasts, which a particular interest in their Fair Trade coffee from the Cafe Femenino Coffee Project that places an emphasis on women's empowerment in the coffee industry.
we proudly sell a variety of pastries, baked goods, and other treats baked by students of the 5cs. once a semester, the motley holds a student bake-off where bakers across the 5cs compete to have their products featured and sold. students cram into our sitting room and vote for their favorites. based on these votes, the top bakers are awarded a space in the motley display case. with our student baked goods we strive to maintain a variety of options that are sensitive to various dietary restrictions.
Last Drop Cafe (Claremont)
we serve cookies, muffins, and croissants from the last drop cafe. this local coffeehouse is particularly great at providing delicious vegan and gf treats for our patrons with dietary restrictions.
The Motley serves marmalade, lemonade, and granola from this social enterprise based out of Crossroads, a transition home for previously incarcerated women. Local farms donate lemons and oranges so that these women can make their amazing Lemon Lavender and Blood Orange Chili marmalades as well as their lemonade.
Miss Donut & Bagel (La Verne)
the motley carries this local shop’s bagels, many of which are vegan! their pastries are delicious and of homemade quality.
we choose use Maya Chai because of its delicious taste and sentimental story. Manish, the creator, was determined to make his family’s chai available to all people. he created an easy and quick-to-prepare recipe, without compromising any of the virtues of his mother’s original recipe. The name “Maya” originates from the first letters of his and his brother’s first names.
clover milk is a socially responsible and environmentally friendly company that works to produce high quality organic milk at a local level. all the milk served at the motley is sourced from california, reducing gas emissions used during transport. clover milk is non-gmo project certified, usda organic certified, and haccp certified, and it’s delicious!