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Rainforest Alliance Coffee from H R Higgins (Coffee-man) Ltd

The Rainforest Alliance is a non profit organisation based in New York and works with a coalition of independent conservation groups who actively promote well managed tropical agriculture and sustainable farm management. Their aim is to set global standards that will help advance human commitment to living responsibly with nature, protect bio-diversity and provide economic equity to populations in need. They work with farms from small co-operatives and family run farms, to plantations owned by multinational companies. They currently have projects covering the production of bananas, citrus fruits, flowers and foliage, cocoa and of course coffee. Their programme is unusual in that it includes both social and environmental standards including a full range of worker protection issues and unique in that it is managed by local groups who understand the culture, ecology, farming traditions and the governments concerned. The inspection process organized by the Rainforest Alliance guides farmers and their workers to meet standards that will ultimately benefit local communities, farm workers, tropical wildlife and consumers.

 

Farms that meet the standards are awarded the Rainforest Alliance seal of approval. Our suppliers of Brazil Daterra, Guatemala Nueva Granada, Peru Inambari, and El Salvador Pacamara have all achieved this award and have at the heart of their business the values and standards to protect the environment, safeguard their workers and produce the finest coffee. For more information about the work of the Rainforest Alliance visit their website: www.rainforestalliance.org As well as the coffees below other Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees available are:

Nicaragua El Buey Microlot

Cafe Centro Blend

Brazil Bourbon RFA
£9.40

Medium to Dark Roast or Very Dark Roasted

Very low in acidity, especially when very dark roasted, it has a subtle piquancy, and has been described as 'chocolatey'. The variety probably takes its name from a single coffee tree presented by the Dutch to King Louis XIV of France in 1713. Seedlings were later transported to the French Island of Bourbon, now called Reunion. First introduced into Brazil in around 1720, our coffee is grown by a Brazilian farmer who specializes in traditional production methods. Rainforest Alliance Certified.  Suitable for preparation in all coffee makers. Serve black or with cream.

If you would like to send this coffee as a gift we can pack it in one of our attractive Higgins Coffee Canisters.

Please note unroasted beans are only available in 125g, 250g and 500g brown bags.

Brazil Daterra Bruzzi RFA
£8.30

Medium Roasted or Dark Roasted

The Daterra coffee plantation lies in the Cerrado and Mogiana region of Brazil and is foremost in the quest for high quality coupled with sustainability and protection of the environment. We have chosen their 'Bruzzi' coffee which has a delightful, full-bodied flavour with a hint of acidity and a smooth after-taste. Available either medium or dark, this coffee is particularly suitable for espresso and cappucinno.

If you would like to send this coffee as a gift we can pack it in one of our attractive Higgins Coffee Canisters.

Please note unroasted beans are only available in 125g, 250g and 500g brown bags.


Guatemala Nueva Granada RFA
£8.80

Medium Roasted

Rich and very full with a subtle acidity. Grown in the volcanic highlands of San Marcos. Rainforest Alliance Certified, with concern for quality, the environment and worker protection. We recommend preparation in filter makers and Cafetières. Serve black or with milk or cream.

If you would like to send this coffee as a gift we can pack it in one of our attractive Higgins Coffee Canisters.

Please note unroasted beans are only available in 125g, 250g and 500g brown bags.


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