24 Jul '15, 9am

Check out this rather cool piece on @sprudge about our current guest roaster @FiveElephant:

Their first “sourcing trip” was a mission to green coffee importers InterAmerican in Hamburg, with the goal of buying certified coffees. Alongside the Indonesians, Kris and Sophie were only interested in certifications: organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, Utz, etc. Even the Brazilian coffee that was their favorite of everything tasted that day was left behind, due to its lack of certified paperwork. After a year of sourcing similar coffees from various distributors, however, it was time for a change. Research into Fair Trade International had diminished its appeal and the quality from importers they worked with varied drastically. Meanwhile, Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza , or “FAF” for short, popped up on their radar thanks to Andreas Felsen at Quijote Kaffee in Hamburg. One thing led to another and, after an encouraging Skype session with the Croces at FAF, Kris found...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/five-elephant-42966.html

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