There’s much more that goes into producing a Cafféluxe capsule than initially meets the eye. Luckily our coffee experts have realised that for us to continue to grow our business, we had to make sure we use sustainable and reliable sources. That is why the natural decision was to join forces with the Rainforest Alliance, Eco Cert and coffee farmers to produce the perfect coffee beans while being mindful and taking care of the environment.
The Rainforest Alliance aims to educate farmers regarding conservation and sustainable farming whilst still being profitable and environmentally friendly. Their main focus is the conservation of the African and South American Rainforests. They support farmers and intermediates like forest managers and tourism affiliates to obtain better financial benefits by making sure that ecosystems in and around their operations are safeguarded and that proper education is given to the farm workers as well as ensuring good sanitation, safe working conditions, health care and housing. The demand for better social standards and sustainability is growing and if companies meets their standards, Rainforest Alliance helps them reach the global marketplace.
Our certified RFA coffees:
Ecocert is positioned as the worldwide standard for organic certifications, their services also include organic agriculture, inspection in organic cosmetics, green spaces, UTZ, Fair Trade and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
Our certified organic coffees:
We Support Our Farmers
Lucas Escobar & Octavio Herrera - Guatemala Agua Azul
About the farm & coffee
Lucas Gilberto Escobar began producing coffee many decades ago when he acquired a small and relatively worthless plot of land in the region of Agua Dulce (translated literally as ‘Sweet Water’) armed with vision ands faith in his hard work, this producer has come a long way in realizing his dream of developing the farm and producing exceptional coffee. In his words, “this high quality coffee is the result of more than 32 years of work and effort.” Lucas Escobar works with his only son to continue to invest and improve on the farm. Currently they are focusing on planting additional shade trees to provide potassium to the subsoil and help further protect and enhance the quality of the cherries.
Octavio López Camposeco - Guatemala El Darazno
About the farm & coffee
El Durazno can be found after a long drive through the mountains. Octavio is a reserved and formidable man well known for his impressively pointed boots and excellent coffee. Octavio recently ceased selling his coffee to large commoditized buying groups and has been focused on the quality and development of his micro-lots. This new venture has been successful enough to allow him to invest in a new wet mill, and further improve the quality of his coffees. El Durazno is translated as peach, and indeed Octavio’s coffee is distinguished by its fruity tones and elegant citrus notes.