COFFEE CIRCLE - COFFEE IN FAIR
COFFEE CIRCLE: TRUE ROASTING ART IN EVERY BEAN
Every year, Coffee Circle travels to the countries of origin and searches for the best coffees in the world. During the cuppings, various harvests are tasted and those found to be the best are selected for the company's own roasts. The company's own roasting master then creates appropriate roasting profiles for each variety in Berlin.
For Coffee Circle, traveling to the countries of origin is so much more than just searching for the best flavor. It's about getting to know the people behind the coffee. In conversations, Coffee Circle learns more about the families, about the lives, hurdles and successes of coffee farmers in Colombia or Ethiopia, for example.
WHAT IS COFFEE CIRCLE DOING SPECIFICALLY TO ACHIEVE ITS GOALS?
Coffee Circle pays above-average purchase prices for its coffee beans. In addition, for every 1 kilogram of coffee sold, 1 euro is invested in social projects that Coffee Circle implements together with local people. The projects are committed to health, education and sustainable coffee cultivation. Since the foundation of Coffee Circle in 2010, more than 170,000 people have been supported by the projects in Kenya, Colombia, Congo and many other countries.
WHAT PROJECTS DOES COFFEE CIRCLE HAVE?
Coffee Circle has long-term projects in the areas of health, education and coffee cultivation. Examples of the projects are:
- African Breeders Hub in Rwanda
- Consulting for farmers in Myanmar
- WasH: Drinking water in Ethiopia
- WasH: Sanitation in Ethiopia
- Value Chain in Kenya
- WasH: Hygiene training in Ethiopia
- WasH: Biodiversity in Ethiopia
WHAT HAS COFFEE CIRCLE ALREADY ACHIEVED?
To be able to grasp the success of Coffee Circle's projects, the following examples serve: In 2013, together with coffee farmers, villagers and the local government, a solar power plant was completed in Jimma, Ethiopia. The health center, which serves more than 10,000 people, is located there. Previously, it was not supplied with electricity. The solar power system means that medicines, blood supplies and vaccines can be refrigerated and treatments and births can be carried out at night. In 2014, a new elementary school was built in Ethiopia. Together with the villagers and coffee farmers, three classrooms were built and equipped with sufficient furniture and teaching materials. Now 1000 children can experience education.