Award Winning Organic Nespresso Coffee Pods
You'll enjoy a smooth, balanced coffee with hints of nuts, dark fruits and cacao nibs for that morning treat or afternoon lift.
Meet our Coffee Growers
Simple, direct, traceable and sustainable thanks to the organic farming practices used and the reforestation project running at the farm level.
Reforestation & Coffee Quality Project
So the project between one of our green bean wholesalers Belco and COOPAGRO – the coffee cooperative we source the coffee from – is just another good reason to continue offering this wonderful coffee.
Originally, the coffee producers of the Coopagro Peru mainly planted varieties of coffee with fairly low yields and poor cup quality.
To help them enter the speciality coffee market and create a more stable and higher income from their production, the project has helped introduce better varieties for commercial improvements but also an environmental reforestation project of plots of land in this largely deforested region.
Village: La Huaca
Altitude: 1893 MASL
TREES, BIODIVERSITY AND AVOIDING DEFORESTATION IN PERU
Belco and Coopagro’s project now successfully contributes to environmental, social, and economic sustainability of this region.
By developing better, more resistant coffee varieties results in lower production costs, an improvement in the cup profile and therefore enables them to achieve a higher price and better income
Meanwhile they are maximising biodiversity and climate change resistance in the coffee plantations through the reforesting the coffee farms and surrounding land to reduce the effects of climate change in this region, which naturally has few trees.
By planting different types of timber trees around their coffee plantations, farmers benefit from a rich source of wood while generating shade for their crops in favor of biodiversity and organic matter improvement.
The eucalyptus deglupta variety was chosen to grow at the edge of the plots to provide a wind barrier and will to provide wood for building and selling. The choice of this exotic species is due to its speed of growth and its relative resistance versus some endemic species such as cedar, which is more susceptible to caterpillar attacks.
Naturally, if the coffee farmers have a plentiful supply of wood then this helps avoid deforestation of the Peruvian jungle in and around the region so the project really has helped develop full-circle sustainable farming improvements.