Blue Mountain Fairtrade Coffee Beans 500g bag
Caramel, toffee and butterscotch notes abound in a beautifully balanced coffee. This is a perfect coffee for all-day drinking.
Origins: Colombia, Brazil, Latin Centrals
"Fairtrade - Choose the World you want!"
WHAT IS FAIRTRADE?
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world
ASPROTIMANA – FT Colombia Arabica Coffee
ASPROTIMANA was formed in 2001 as an initiative of 32 producers who were interested in developing more stable marketing channels for its flagship product, coffee, to improve the social and economic position of the families in the area. The social objectives of the project were initially focussed on the coffee farming families but the medium- and long-term aim is for the benefits to extend more widely through the region as well. The cooperative is based in the district of Huila and includes 22 villages in the Timana, Elijah and Suaza areas. The cooperative’s name is derived from the Timanaes tribe that originally inhabited the region. Coffee is the main crop, grown on an area of approximately 250 hectares. The majority of the crop is Caturra coffee, but varieties such as Colombia and Castillo are also grown.
Today the association comprises 85 families of small coffee growers who are committed to improving their standard of living by producing and exporting high quality coffee.
COOCAFE (Cooperative of Coffee Region Lajinha) was founded in 1979 in the city of Lajinha in the state of Minas Gerais. The cooperatives have been certified Fairtrade since 2006.
It is located between the forest regions of Minas Gerais and the mountains of the Espírito Santo state. The climate is predominantly humid and the land sees a substantial amount of rainfall throughout the year. Partners of Coocafé receive technical assistance, purchase security contributions of coffee and other agricultural inputs over more than 20 locations where the project is developed, which produce more than 1 million bags per year.
Currently some 5,000 small and large scale farmers are members of Coocafe.
Our beans are amongst the freshest on the market, being roasted to stock in the UK as opposed to importing roasted beans on a much longer timescale. Our Neotech roaster is more environmentally friendly, energy-efficient and better than conventional drum roasters in that it can roast in specific small batches with unique roasting profiles that are able to compensate product variations and unfold the unique flavour of each individual coffee blend whilst reducing wasted heat by recirculating in the fully enclosed system.
All our Fairtrade beans have an independent third-party trail from cherry to cup and our roastery has a direct relationship with the farms alongside our Q graders. These all meet the Fairtrade Standards that ensure that farmers and workers are treated and paid fairly, as well as meeting Fairtrade’s environmental standards that ensure production is sustainable, living up to our slogan “Coffee with a Conscience”.
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