Our aim is to achieve sustainability in our business.
In 2018 we set about changing the way in which we source our green coffee. One of our goals is to achieve sustainability in our business whilst sourcing great coffee from origins all over the world. To do this our first step was to establish strong and transparent relationships with producers who believe in us and who share the same values as us.
All the green coffee we source is fully traceable and where possible we source from individually owned farms or cooperatives, ideally travelling to that country of origin and establishing a relationship with the producer. This approach guarantees economic sustainability for the farmer, their family, and communities.
This is something we are looking forward to restarting when restrictions are lifted, and things are looking brighter!
We don’t have all of the answers and our sourcing policy will continue to evolve as we learn and grow, but we are fully committed to continuously improving what we do and how we do it.
Bell Lane Farm Direct & Direct Trade
Our Head Roaster and Green Coffee buyer Niko joined Bell Lane Coffee in 2018, he has played a pivotal role in developing our Bell Lane Farm Direct directive. Niko has written a blog that explains in detail a project we are working on directly with a coffee producer called, Bernardo Echeverry. Niko explains in essence what Direct Trade means for him and in turn Bell Lane coffee. There is no certification for Direct Trade, the accountability is on the coffee roaster to define their own parameters. You can read it here.
Every Bell Lane Farm Direct coffee will have its own story and unique approach. We look forward to sharing those stories with you as they unfold.