The blend is made up of 50% Brazil Fazenda Pantano – 30% El Salvador Finca Bosque Lya and 20% Sumatra Jagong.
Sustainability is everything…
Without a range of well-managed, sustainable coffee farms to work with, there really is no future in coffee – not for the farmer, the miller, exporters and importers, cuppers, roasters and ultimately the consumer. But whilst it might be seen that the future of coffee lies in the hands of the farmer, here at Coffee Bar Solution, we recognise that we also have a very important role to play. We believe that we must have a positive impact, both socially and environmentally, wherever we work and trade.
To be truly sustainable we must pay fair prices for our coffee, encourage quality improvement to bring about better cup profiles and ultimately better prices, and ensure that land is farmed in a way that respects the environment for future generations.
How do we do this?
We firmly believe that one size doesn’t fit all. A system of price protection and land management for smallholder farmers in Rwanda might not yield the right results for an estate owner in Nicaragua. We are therefore open to different approaches to achieving sustainability.
What are the different approaches?
For farmers Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for workers in the developing world. Minimum prices provide farmers with a safety net to help in times of low world coffee prices – Fairtrade prices also include social premiums to fund projects which benefit the wider community.
In coffee, The Fairtrade Foundation does not work with larger farms and estates but focuses on smallholders who are organised into cooperatives. Read more about Fairtrade
The Rainforest Alliance Certified seal guarantees that farmers follow sound agricultural practices that protect forests, rivers, soils and wildlife whilst being good community neighbours. Rainforest Alliance certification also ensures that workers have just wages, dignified living conditions and access to education and health care.
Read more about Rainforest Alliance
The Utz mission statement reads as follows:
We want to achieve sustainable agricultural supply chains, in which:
Farmers are professionals implementing good agricultural practices; Industry takes responsibility by demanding and rewarding sustainable production; Consumers can trust their brands and buy products which meet their expectations of social and environmental responsibility. Read more about Utz .