Ethics and environment

FAIR TRADE

We were the first to join the Beyond Fair-Trade project in Italy.

Since 2014 we have been buying Doi Chaang coffee directly from where it originates, cultivated by the ancient AKHA tribe in one of the poorest areas of Thailand. We are the only ones in Italy to market this variety of Arabica coffee, which is among the finest in the world; the result being a truly special blend for Espresso coffee and not just for its rich taste.

As a matter of fact, all the proceeds deriving from the sale of this coffee are directly reinvested by the AKHA tribe to support the living conditions of the local communities.

Our commitment is also focused on introducing organic coffee in our product range; an ideal variety for Espresso and Americano, with a sweet and intense flavour and a delicate hint of almond.

A COFFEE WITH A GREEN HEART

Traditional hot-air roasters force heated air under the coffee beans which immediately exits the screen or perforated plate through the after burner and smokestack.

In our plant, on the other hand, the hot air generated by the methane burner is used again after the first roasting cycle. This not only gives the coffee beans a more intense aroma but also creates an ecological value. By using the same hot air several times,

we can save almost 60% of the energy consumption as there is no need to constantly reheat the system.

Furthermore, our system does not require a post-combustion unit (typical of traditional roasters) to treat the smoke, making the quantity of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere clearly lower than the norm. We pride ourselves in being able to state that our fine dust emissions are 0.9 mg/m3 where the European limit is 10 mg/m3.