Daterra Coffee - Sustainability at the source

Daterra Coffee - Sustainability at the source

A common phrase known around the coffee world is the process of farm to cup, a big factor involved in this is the supply chain process. It’s easy to forget the lengthy process that allows us to sip a tasty coffee on our morning commute but there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Bruno de Souza

Travelling with the inimitable Bruno de Souza: Notes from Minas Gerais, Brazil

Its 2021 and we are all reminiscing about past travel experiences in the absence of the freedom to do so. Life has become so routine that its hard to remember life being different, so its a great pleasure to share some notes with you from a trip a seemingly way back in time now, especially as its very relevant to our coffee offering this year.
Q&A with Daterra Estate: The Reforestation Project

Q&A with Daterra Estate: The Reforestation Project

We’re bringing you news from our friends at Daterra in Brazil. This eco-focussed estate is the source of our customer favourite coffee The Baron. They hold some of the best sustainability credentials in the industry, becoming the first coffee farm in the world to receive Level A Certification from the Rainforest Alliance.
Q&A with Indochina Coffee: Ethical Sourcing in Speciality Coffee

Q&A with Indochina Coffee: Ethical Sourcing in Speciality Coffee

We’ve had the chance to pick Christian and Shirani’s brain on what it means to be an ethical coffee business in 2020 and what to expect from the region in the coming years.

One of the Best in Show: Finca San Jeronimo, Guatemala

One of the Best in Show: Finca San Jeronimo, Guatemala

I was lucky enough to visit Guatemala this year and visit our long-time coffee producer partner, the Bressani Family of Finca San Jeronimo. Our relationship with them goes back to 2016 and we were one of the first to buy his specialty coffees through Coffee Bird in the UK. At the time, I thought it was a delightful Guatemalan coffee with some great aspects of social, environmental and economic practices. A great story. 

However, upon visiting earlier this year, my expectations were surpassed and many assumptions were blown out of the water. It has profoundly changed the way I think about coffee and what ‘sustainability’ actually is - and isn’t.

London 2 Monaco 2018

London 2 Monaco 2018

For the second year in a row, the Climpson’s van followed the epic Blue Marine Foundation charity cycle ride from London to Monaco. All to raise awareness and funds for Blue and their ocean conservation projects.

Oceans and bikes? Coffee and oceans? We joined forces with Blue because the future of our very industry is at risk with climate change. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. All the things that go into producing coffee. For us, this is a real opportunity to help with a cause that is bigger than ourselves and bigger than just our industry.

Our Origin Trip to Daterra Estate: Part 2

Our Origin Trip to Daterra Estate: Part 2

Brazil is the biggest producer of coffee in the world.

It's too expensive to produce coffee there in the same way it is picked and processed in Ethiopia, Kenya, or Guatemala. There's no abundance of low-cost labour to do these jobs in most coffee-producing areas of Brazil. This is fortunate for labourers, as they have options, and means that Brazil instead needs to turn to innovation and technology to get the job done in an efficient and cost-effective manner.