Mhor Coffee celebrates Living Wage Commitment

Mhor Coffee, on Kinnoull Street in Perth, has today (1st April 2022) been accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, in partnership with the Poverty Alliance, as a Living Wage employer from 1st April 2022. The move comes as businesses across the country implement the national living wage increase, adjust to higher national insurance rates and the rising costs of living continues to spiral.

The family-owned and run coffee shop which opened at the height of the pandemic, has successfully created a high-quality artisan coffee alternative to well known, high-volume established High Street names. The Living Wage commitment will now see everyone working at Mhor Coffee receive a minimum “real” living wage of £9.90 per hour – more than 4% higher than the newly introduced national living wage of £9.50.

The Real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually and calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.

Kimberley Bauchope, a Co-Founder of Mhor Coffee commented:

“Being a responsible business is about making a difference to both your customers and your employees. The pandemic has brought that into sharp focus for a great many people. Our brilliant team are at the heart of the great service that Mhor Coffee delivers and I believe it’s important to have at team that are focused on delivering that exceptional service, not distracted by how they will make ends meet.

“For the sake of ensuring that everyone is paid just 40p more per hour, or more, than what the Government have mandated is the national minimum wage – genuinely the price of a shot of syrup in your coffee – employers can make a significant positive impact on people’s lives. With the costs of living spiralling out of control, and recruitment in hospitality more challenging than ever, paying a real living wage is a demonstration of both commitment and appreciation. I’m proud that Mhor Coffee can now call itself a Living Wage Employer and I’d wholeheartedly encourage other businesses in our industry to step up and be the difference that’s needed, to help make poverty a thing of the past.”

Since it opened, Mhor Coffee has quickly established itself at the heart of Perth City Centre with two of its founders volunteering locally on the Perth City Traders Association and on Perth City Leadership Forum. Unlike other coffee shops in the area, the café offers customers a choice of artisan coffees so that people can explore a range of tastes.

The Mhor Coffee café is located at 10 Kinnoull Street Perth. To find out more visit