In a new form of coffee trade, closely linked to specialty coffee, attempts are being made to remove the middle men, women or the international certification company. Ethical trade is a very different method, or even an ideology, that focuses on creating a direct bridge between the consumer and the producers. It is about shortening the supply chain and buying directly from cooperatives of small farmers. In this way, coffee farmers get better value for their crops and consumers get better quality coffee at a more affordable price.
It should be noted that at Kilimanjaro Specialty Coffees we select lots exclusively for their cup quality and organoleptic characteristics, and not for their certifications. We pay a price that rewards quality, respects the work of the coffee grower and promotes sustainable farming and process practices. At the origin, things are far from optimal, but we must know where we want to go at least and point in that direction to generate small changes step by step.
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