For us, showcasing the best coffee possible means working closely with the right coffee farmers, producers, exporters and co-operatives; those that are willing to develop and adapt as the coffee value chain evolves. Working with the same people each year helps develop quality, however we will always look to foster new relationships with those who are producing great coffee. The search for delicious
coffee is never ending and is a challenge we welcome.
As of 2019, we’re focusing our travel and purchasing on Ethiopia, Burundi and Uganda in Africa, the Central American countries of El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala with Colombia and Brazil being our focus in South America. In Asia-Pacific, we focus on Yemen, Indonesia and are exploring Papua New Guinea as a place of interest. We are spending more and more time in these countries, traveling and learning from the people who grow our coffee. We do also make smaller, occasional purchases from other producing countries such as Rwanda and Ecuador if the right coffees come along.
We aim to improve the coffee value chain of which we are a part. This means, considering all points along the chain from the trees that grow our coffee, to the baristas that make it. We have a genuine and sincere commitment to developing on-going relationships with producers that facilitate their objectives of better financial reward for their handiwork, and our desire to serve for the best coffee possible to our partners and customers.