We all want to be conscious of where our coffee is coming from and we strive to do things right and that's why all our coffees are Direct Trade, which means we buy directly from the grower. In striving to source the best quality coffee for you, buying direct also ensures that a living wage is paid directly to the grower.
We ensure that all our products are sourced from growers who act responsibly, not harming the environment or exploiting their workforce.
Find out more about our coffee growers below and our ECO coffee roasting process.
OUR COFFEE GROWERS
Hover over each of the images to learn a little more about some to the coffee plantations we use in our blends.
We use coffee from the Minas Gerais region of Brazil. Very large plantations in this region offers valuable work for thousands of coffee workers. The Minas Gerais is also home to the Brazilian Speciality Coffee Association (BSCA), which certifies and represents producers of the finest beans in the country.
Our fair trade coffee from this region has been sourced careful to ensure that all the workers receive fair pay, no child labour has been employed (which is a problem in this region of Brazil) and that all have good quality working conditions through the Fairtrade Foundation.
Finca San Francisco
RAINFOREST ALLIANCE GROWN
Finca San Francisco Cotzal in Guatemala, hosts some of the most spectacular coffee farms that can be found. With almost a thousand hectares of cultivated area, San Francisco Cotzal is one of the largest coffee plantations in Guatemala. Environmentally and socially responsible, the owners not only take care of their coffee and its quality but also the workers and their families. Just some of the benefits received by the workers include new housing, schools and communal kitchens.
RAINFOREST ALLIANCE GROWN
Hacienda Sonora is located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, at the foot of the world renowned Poas Volcano. The farm’s covers approximately 100 hectares, 45 of which lie under heavy and diverse shade. In addition to coffee, farm is also composed of 35 hectares of wild forest reserve and 20 hectares of sugar cane. The average altitude is 1,200 metres above sea level, and the five different varieties of coffee grown by the Guardias is fostered in an environment surrounded by exotic trees and other vegetation, providing great conditions for quality as well as improving the chemistry of the already naturally rich volcanic soil. Thanks to the farm’s diverse ecosystem, many different species of birds and animals seek refuge in the land.
The farm’s micro coffee mill is built in the heart of Hacienda Sonora next to a traditional 150 year-old sugar cane mill that is preserved intact. All of the machines in the mill are tuned to perform in the best and most efficient manner, using the energy harvested within the farm. All of the energy consumed by the farm is 100% renewable energy harvested on the farm itself.
Red De Mujeres
SOCIAL PROJECT LINKED
The Red de Mujeres, or 'network of women', is a large group of female coffee producers covering five different areas of Huehuetenango. The group is made up of 830 women, within the entire community of women there are 8 different Mayan languages spoken.
All of these women have been either widowed during the 36 years of civil war in Guatemala, or were left when their husbands fled the country during the coffee crisis between 2001 and 2004.
With the help of ACODIHUE, these female producers have been united to market their coffee and find international buyers. ACODIHUE has also supported them in training in organic farming methods, from producing and applying fertilizers, to rust and pest control methods. Falcon has started working with ACODIHUE to improve the quality of production even further, starting with Red de Mujeres.
Alto Allegre Estate
Our friends at the Alto Allegre Farm in Brazil are a family of traditional coffee growers.
The coffee is grown at a high altitude of 4,200ft, and the region has achieved international recognition for its high quality and outstanding characteristics such as body, acidity, fruity aroma and softness.
On this estate, 111 acres is dedicated to cultivation and natural forest set aside for permanent nature reserve.
Santa Anita Estate
CARBON NEUTRALLY GROWN
Supporting the fine balance between farming high quality coffees whilst preserving the fastest re-establishing Rainforest in the world on its doorstep, this coffee from Santa Anita, located in Costa Rica's West Valley, is a large family-run coffee farm that strikes a balance between tradition and innovation. Five generations have managed this picturesque plantation and mill.
One of only a handful of farms to have been certified Carbon Neutral in its production of its coffee crops. A truly sustainable coffee farm.
OUR ROASTING PROCESS
STEP 1: Once the coffee beans have arrived in the UK, they are transported from the docks and delivered to our team in the Dorset countryside to process.
STEP 2: The team at Eco-Roast work their magic and gently roast the green coffee beans using their coffee bio-fuel to create the heat energy needed to roast fresh coffee beans.
STEP 3: The beans are quickly cooled down, de-stoned and packed by hand into valved bags to lock in their freshness. Boxed by hand, ready for delivery to our customers.
STEP 4: For each bag of coffee that we sell, we donate £1 to the Green Earth Appeal which they use to plant a tree and we're provided with a certificate to validate the tree planting purchase.
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