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We are always striving do our best, for both the global coffee community and those that love to drink our coffee, by sourcing our beans from ethical and sustainable sources.

The beans in our products come from places such as Ethiopia, Columbia, Guatemala, Brazil and El Salvador. And we partner with like-minded, intelligent organisations such as Cofinet, Upstream and Coficom.

Each one of our Green Bean Brokers have personal relationships with the growers and visit them regularly. This is to ensure that not only the quality of the green bean is very high but also to see first hand the process from the growing of the green bean to the processing and warehousing of the green beans.

Columbia

Dark Chocolate Molasses. Medium Acidity, Good Body, Sweet, Clean, Well Balanced

Excelso Beans  are sourced from smallholder producers with an average size of 1.5 hectares. Around 301,000 people in Huila alone depend on coffee activities and coffee represents about 7.3% of the regions GDP. The Region of Huila is responsible for over 16% of Columbia’s coffee production. The general Huila area is in a grassed valley with an annual rainfall of 1300 – 1800mm, annual temperatures vary between 19 – 22ᵒC.

Brazil

Chocolate, Nutty, Almond, Caramel, Medium Body, Sweet Finish

The Mogiana coffee region, which runs along the São Paulo side of a stretch of the São Paulo/Minas border. Differences between microclimates within the regions are far greater than general regional differences. Alta Mogiana is the name for a selection of highest-quality coffees from a group of around 100 smallholder producers in the Mogiana coffee-growing region.The harvest on these coffees is primarily done mechanically, with a quality sort after harvest and before drying.

Costa Rica

Light Body, Medium acidity, Plum, dark Chocolate & Caramel after taste

The region of Chirripo is SHG classified (Strictly High Grown) and comes from a cold and cloudy altitude. Chirripo is located in the Talamana Mountain Range and is home to Costa Rica’s highest mountain.  A tropical region, sweetened by sea breezes, mysterious with the history and artefact of ancient cultures and artisans of coffee growing too.  Chirripo is the road less travelled when it comes to coffee products, and is something of a hidden gem.