Coffee is an amazing product. Perhaps no other agricultural product has had, and continues to have, such an important impact on modern human history, politics, and world economy. It is the agricultural equivalent of gold, an engine of empires and the most popular legal drug in the world. Tens of millions of people around the globe work in conditions of extreme poverty to cultivate this mysterious and capricious fruit, and hundreds of millions drink its nectar every day. Over one hundred billion dollars are generated and spent on its production, preparation, and consumption. Coffee is the second most valuable commodity exported by developing countries; the coffee industry is a crucible within which fundamental issues of social and economic justice, as well as environmental concerns, interact and collide. This is the real story behind what is in your cup. At Santropol, our responsibility is to showcase the best that our producer partners have to offer, and to create blends and flavours that mirror and celebrate their care and dedication to quality.
Before it reaches your cup, your coffee passes through many hands and undergoes many procedures, including cultivation, harvesting, depulping, drying, selecting, cupping, bagging, transport, blending, roasting, packaging and labelling, delivery, reception, purchase, and preparation.
To get a better understanding as to what flavour and type you might love the most, click here to view our flavour chart.