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Your morning cup does more than help fund the release of orangutans.
Farmers & Community
It pays the farmers a fair price for their green beans. This makes a real difference in the lives of farmers and their communities.
Locally Roaster in Berlin
It supports a local Berlin roaster. This brand-new stream of revenue helps cover the losses during COVID.
Unlike the stale coffee on supermarket shelves, all our profit goes to release orangutans.
OUR DARK ROAST NAMESAKE
ALBA– ALBINO RELEASED
We named our Dark roast coffee Alba after the only albino orangutan ever recorded. BOS rescued Alba in the spring of 2017. We got a tip about a caged orangutan kept as a pet in a village on the island of Borneo. When rescued Alba was an underweight five-year-old. She suffered from a parasite infection, dehydration, and other ailments. She gained 10 pounds in her first 10 days. Alba was freed into a protected National park in Indonesia on December 21, 2018, and is living in the wild again.
ORIGINS OF OUR DARK BLEND
700 - 1,600 masl.
Nov - Mar
Karnataka State & Kerala State
C x R, Selection 274
Small- to medium-sized farmers
According to the legend at the beginning of the 17th century, the saint Baba Budan stopped by at the seaport of Mokka in Yemen during his pilgrimage to Mecca. There he discovered a coffee tree and wrapped seven of the grains in his turban and smuggled them to India. Once he arrived he planted the beans in his garden near evergreen, flowery mountains in the state of Karnataka - and so the birthplace of coffee in India had arisen. Today, Karnataka accounts for about 70% of India's total coffee production. To the south lies the neighboring state of Kerala. Next to very decent and rising coffee production, Kerala is also known for its excellent spice cultivation. Pepper and ginger are the two main spices to be grown in the southern tip of India. The system of intercropping herbs and spices within coffee plantations is the reason why Indian Robustas might have spicy, nutty, or even herbal notes. Imagine these notes in a strong and flavorful espresso. We highly recommend this fine selection of Indian Robustas to anyone who desires a solid essence of dark aroma in espresso blends.
1,200 - 1,700 masl.
Dec - Mar
La Paz District, Marcala
Catuaí, Bourbon, Typica, Caturra
Café Orgánico Marcala S.A. (COMSA)
SHG EP, Fairtrade & Organic Certified
Café Orgánico Marcala (COMSA) is located in Marcala, La Paz, in Western Honduras. This region is one of the poorest in the country. People are highly dependent on agriculture and coffee cultivation. COMSA was founded in 2000 by 69 community-minded farmers. At the time, farmers were suffering rock bottom coffee prices which made it unprofitable to harvest coffee. Most farmers in the area were forced to abandon their farms. Many of them migrated to cities or the USA in search of work.
Since then, COMSA's farmers have joined forces in order to access specialty markets and rebuild their livelihoods. They quickly learned that organic farming is more than a conversion process. So, they began developing an organic and sustainable culture, which balances the needs of business, society, and the environment. Membership has been steadily growing. About one-quarter of members are women. Many of the farmers also grow fruit and vegetables and keep cattle, pigs, poultry, and fish.
COMSA's organic production policy improves coffee quality by reviving depleted soil fertility and ending the use of harmful chemicals. COMSA pays good prices for the members? coffee. This has benefited the broader community because other traders were forced to offer higher prices to local farmers as well. The cooperative carries out all the processing: from pulping the ripe fruit to converting it to green coffee and storing it for export.