We always get questions on the sustainability of our coffee and we are always proud to talk about the initiatives our coffee partner has taken over the years.
Here is a quote from their website that talks about their own sustainability initiative:
“In 2014, our parent company, Volcafe, undertook a two-year initiative to research and develop a global approach to sustainably sourcing high-quality coffees. We drew on the expertise of our field teams, pooling their collective knowledge and experience, to document best-practice strategies at origins. We then developed a farmer support organization to provide direct technical assistance to producers, helping them to improve — and to continually improve — their coffee quality, farm productivity and yields. We named this new sustainable sourcing strategy the Volcafe Way.
Volcafe Way is now active in Africa, Asia and Latin America. More than a sustainability strategy, it’s the way we do business. We take a “root cause, root solution” approach, working directly with coffee farmers to assist and train them in sustainable production techniques and good agronomy practices, as well as in making the best uses of their land for future generations.
Our farmer support teams help producers to manage risks, improve outcomes, gather data and focus on measurable results that our green-buyer customers can monitor and verify. One of our flagship training methods is creating “business-model farms,” which provide local learning hubs where surrounding communities can exchange best practices so that they all learn and benefit — whether they work directly with us or not.
So, when folks ask us whether our coffees are part of certification programs that ensure a fair price at the end, our answer is that they’re so much more. We not only pay fair prices for green coffee, but in more than 20,000 instances we work with the producers year-round, ensuring that theirs farms are profitable and have sustainable business plans in place — setting up their success for years to come — and that, of course, each harvest is of the highest quality, so the producers can demand the best prices.”
When we heard about these initiatives we knew we picked the right coffee partner. We believe that being truly sustainable means more than just having a certification. We want to know exactly how the coffee farmers are being treated and see how they are being uplifted. Since we are just a brand new company we rely on our partners to show us these efforts which we are more than ecstatic to see how our coffee partner is really working hands on with local coffee farmers.
Here at Allpa Foods we strive to be an earth loving brand so making sure our products are created in a wholesome and sustainable way is one of our highest priorities. This was especially important when sourcing our premiere product, Peruvian Coffee. We believe Peru exemplifies the beauty of Mother Nature with their lush forests, vast mountain ranges and gorgeous beaches. So we are proud to have a Peruvian coffee partner that shares our common goal of providing a Peruvian Coffee that is not only delicious but also produced in a sustainable way.
This is a topic we feel very strongly about so please be on the look out for more posts on sustainability and we hope that as we grow we can find new opportunities and initiatives. If you ever have any questions about our products please feel free to reach out.