Transparency is key.
For us, two aspects of sustainability are at the top of our agenda: sustainable growth and sustainable trade.
Sustainable growth means ensuring that the environment does not suffer unnecessary harm as a result of coffee farming, for instance avoiding the use of harmful artificial pesticides.
Sustainable trade is when the commercial exchange of products generates economic and environmental benefits, including; the creation of economic value, reducing poverty & inequality, and preserving environmental resources.
We make every effort to buy our coffee from farms where we have a direct trading relationship with the plantation and we have the knowledge that the coffee is grown as sustainably as possible for the local environment.
Understanding coffee growers needs
We understand that many coffee farmers find it difficult to convert to 100% certified organic cultivation as the coffee plant is fragile and is easily impacted by fungal or insect attack. In addition, it can be very expensive for the farmers to obtain certification, despite the coffee being organically grown using traditional methods. With this in mind, we work directly with growers to implement organic coffee farming methods, whilst recognising that it can take a few years to learn the techniques and working methods required. We also carefully consider all of the risks of implementing organic farming methods at every stage, as any damage to the plants could cause farmers to lose their entire income and livelihood.
Working in partnership.
We are committed to working collaboratively with coffee growers to provide the technical assistance that is of the most value to the individual farmer. For some, the priority will be water supply or harvesting methods, and for others it may be fertiliser or protection against fungal attack. By working with the same plantations, year after year, we can ensure a consistent and high quality of product, and we can also give farmers the financial stability they need to improve cultivation methods and working conditions into the future.
Roasted and packed in Australia
We’re able to promise consistent coffee taste globally for those organisations who want to match their coffee experience internationally – without compromising on quality.
The magic of the TopBrewer experience lies in the details that we’ve obsessed over in pursuit of the perfect coffee.