The importance of repeat purchasing
Over 90% of our coffees are from repeat purchases.
Our average partnership length with our producers overall is 5 years, with our long-time friends Daterra at 13 years and counting!
Here's why this is key to our mission for coffee excellence.
Over the past 20 years (and counting!) our sourcing process has become more precise as specialty coffee has moved beyond just country and regional labels to specific farms, producers and cooperatives.
With this improved traceability we have forged lasting friendships with some of the industry’s leading producers, to the point where much of our menu is now a familiar cast of returning farm names and faces.
Carbon conscious coffee
Daterra is carbon-negative and above the global average on carbon-efficient coffee production - currently, Daterra captures over 1.2 million tons of C02 equivalent, a much larger amount than it emits.
Their goal is to make coffee innovations with sustainability at the forefront of this, from coffee production and the environment, to packaging and carbon foot printing.
We are BCorp Certified!
Our BCorp certification has finally come through! Whilst Bcorp isn't the be-all and end-all when it comes to sustainability, it has meant we can really shine a light at the internal workings of our business and see where we can measure our impact and look at ways to improve. Everything from our onboarding and hiring process, to deep diving into our supply chain and measuring our carbon emissions. More to come!
Real time carbon emissions monitoring
This year we are monitoring our emissions at the cafe, the office and at our roastery in real time. We've put sensors everywhere, with the aim to see where the peaks and troughs of our daily use comes from - then to work on ways to reduce them. More info to come!
Project with Daterra
Our fermentation project with Daterra is highlighted in the Fields this month, with the coffee subjected to an adventurous new form of processing.
In utilising the Catuai variety we set out to showcase the unique effects processing can have in uplifting and adding value to more standard, high productivity varieties.