Available as Wholebeans - Ground Medium Fine for filter machines - Ground Coarse for Cafetieres
Ground Fine for use in Espresso Machines.
Brazilian Rainforest Alliance Coffee is not just delicious but also beneficial to our planet in a multitude of ways. It originates from the Brazilian estate of Daterra Sunrise, which is certified by The Rainforest Alliance, an international non-profit organisation supporting a network of farmers, foresters, communities, scientists, governments, environmentalists and businesses in 76 countries - including Brazil - around the world.
The Coffee Bean itself, meanwhile, is noted as being sweet with bright acidity, delivering an incredible cup with rich, indulgent, nutty flavours and a silky finish. All of our Coffees, including every one of our Rainforest Alliance-certified Coffees, are roasted using the latest state-of-the-art Neuhaus Neotec fluidised air-bed system, which primarily uses convection heat transfer to roast the beans.
Once roasted, all of our Coffees, as well as our Teas and Tisanes, are packed fresh to order here in our Pluckley-based factory, which is nestled away within the stunning vistas of the Kentish countryside.
When one thinks of Coffee, thoughts often drift to Brazil, which today, produces a third of the world’s Coffee, as well as being the largest Coffee producer and exporter in the world. The country grows Coffee at an average elevation of 1,100 metres, which is significantly lower than many neighbouring South American countries. Harvesting takes place between May and September, producing, on average, 40 to 60 million bags for exportation.
In 2016 alone, Brazil produced a remarkable 2,595,000 metric tons of Coffee. Nevertheless, unlike Ethiopia, which shares a 1,000-year-old history with Coffee, Brazil has only grown Coffee since the early 18th Century; brought over by French settlers establishing themselves in the Brazilian state of Pará. During this period, sugar plantations provided the highest income for Brazil, while Coffee was regarded as a mere luxury item. By the 1820’s, however, Coffee overtook sugar exports. 20 years later, Brazil was the largest Coffee exporter in the world and remains so today.
Brazil’s Daterra Sunrise estate, meanwhile, is a vital component in the efficient machine that is the nation’s booming Coffee Industry. Sustainability and social responsibility have always been a priority within the company, established in 1983 (which, incidentally, is one year after The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company was established here in the UK).
Daterra farms are comprised of 50% preservation areas and produce quality Coffees, including our Brazilian Rainforest Alliance Coffee, which are recognised worldwide. Daterra Sunrise is run by InterAmerican Coffee, an organisation supporting numerous noble causes. InterAmerican Coffee are founding members of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance, whose mission is to empower women in the international Coffee community, as well as encourage and recognise the participation of women in all aspects of the Coffee Industry.
Another noble cause supported by Daterra Sunrise, supported by InterAmerican Coffee, is, of course, The Rainforest Alliance. Founded in 1987, The Rainforest Alliance has, over the course of the last three decades, already taken considerable steps in building strong forests, healthy agricultural landscapes and flourishing communities through creative, pragmatic collaboration.
The support of the organisation is seen by many as a potential stepping stone towards combating countless issues, with current statistics suggesting that our planet is losing 123,000 acres of forest and gaining 134 million metric tons of greenhouse gases, daily. The time is now to act. Will you take this first step with our Brazilian Rainforest Alliance Coffee?
Origin: Brazil, South America (Rainforest Alliance Certified).