Sustainability is a popular buzzword in coffee, and the industry as a whole continues to set a good example of better, more conscious practices throughout the supply chain. We know that sustainability needs to be a pillar in all that we do, but this can still be an elusive concept for many, often driven by emotions more than facts.
Below are some ways we are striving to sustain our romance:
- Financial and technical support are paramount to sustaining our coffee-growing families, but still you cannot eat money or even coffee! To further address lapses in sustainability, we’ve become a 100% organic agroecological farm that is setting an example for our community. With this model, we are sharing with our neighbors a means to better support themselves and their families financially and nutritionally, while leaving the land enriched and viable for generations to come.
- We support and promote progressive initiatives that help educate and empower the local community, the reforestation of native plants, and stimulating the local agro-economy.
- We incentivize quality and loyalty through additional premiums. For example, those farmers who follow environmentally friendly practices receive our Organic Premium: a monetary bonus paid over every kilo of cherry they sell to us.
- At the end of every harvest, our team prepares and distributes quality organic compost to all members of our Neighbors & Crops Program, giving 1kg of compost for each 1kg of cherry sold to us.
Innovation is part of our DNA.
We are committed to investing time and resources into experimenting with different processing methods and protocols year by year. This allows us to achieve better cup profiles each harvest while ensuring the consistency of our previous winning coffees.