ABOUT THE PROJECT
"As a producer, I think "Sustainable Profile" is a great idea because it allows us to make a better quality separation knowing that there is a market for each quality! This is one of the advantages of a good communication between producer and roaster."
- Alejo Castro, Farmer & Owner, Volcan Azul
This is an April project.
Buying small micro-lots from a farmer does not create a sustainable value chain. If you were to speak with the majority of producers, they would tell you that the real value is generated from stronger and wider partnerships, those that continuously purchase a larger and more diverse selection of coffees from them.
"Sustainable Profile" has been created to address exactly this concern. It is an April project which creates more value for the farmers that we work with. Rather than purchasing 10 - 20 bags of what we consider to be the best lots that a farm has to offer, we would like to show a continued commitment to the farmers and purchase greater volumes from their full harvest. Volumes that April cannot commit to purchasing today due to our minimum quality standards and purchasing model.
This project enables April to purchase more coffee from farms, however rather than purchasing only the micro-lots, we are now able to commit to larger volume lots of solid varietals and well-grown lots. This allows us to create more value for the farmers that we continue to purchase coffee from, as we can commit to a larger volume as well as a wider range of their coffee from each harvest.
This simple raw material will continue to be roasted with the same attention to detail that we have always had at April, using a Loring 15kg Falcon Roast Machine. The result is a coffee in which the focus is on sweetness, the body as well as clear flavour notes of chocolate and fruit. Roasted one way, brewed your way.
Available for Wholesale:
Seasonally harvested, fresh Green Coffee from larger lots that comes from a farm that we at April are already buying top micro-lots from.
Roasted in one way, 12kg batches using a Loring 15kg Falcon Roast Machine.
Available to order for Coffee Shops, Restaurants and Hotels. Minimum order is 10kg (you order in steps of 10, 20... 30... 40...)
Medium Roasted that makes for a very sweet cup of coffee with a balanced acidity and flavor notes of Red Cherry and Dark Chocolate.
- The larger size lot enables a lower buying price than the micro-lots we normally buy. And together with the farmer, we have decided on a price that is Sustainable for him and us. We are paying €6/kg, which goes directly to the farmer excl. tax, importing cost, shipping, production, and weight loss (from roasting) that we pay in addition.
Are you interested in serving "Sustainable Profile" as your House Coffee?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquieries.