Despite Scomo claiming that café’s aren’t going to contribute to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, we’re just not ones to sit around and wait for politicians to take action on climate change.
Quite the contrary. Maybe it’s got something to do with our caffeine levels, but we’ve been working double-time on our carbon footprint. We’ve just achieved Carbon Neutrality. And since January this year, have been 1% For The Planet members. You see, Scomo, even though we’re a tiny speck of a business on this earth, we’ve all got to do our bit and make this climate change thing as top of mind as coffee is each morning.
Beware The Power Of Gesha Coffee Beans:
Gesha specialty coffee originated in Ethiopia & was brought to Central America via Costa Rica & Panama, the latter being where it gained international acclaim. In the coffee world, Gesha is considered to be the queen of coffee varieties with an amazingly complex & intense flavour profile.
We’re roasters not mathematicians but know bad stats when we see them. Like the finding from IUCN Red List of Threatened Species that, due to climate change, at least 60% of coffee species are at risk of disappearing. And, from the 2016 report by The Climate Institute, that coffee production could be cut in half by 2050. Then there’s this - only 3% of philanthropy goes to environmental causes. Of that, only 5% comes from corporations.
UPDATE: FEB 2021
WHAT IS PURA CEPA?
The word “sustainability” is thrown around like it’s goin’ outta fashion, but Pura Cepa is the real McCoy when it comes to the “s” word. They’re using science in next level ways to improve the quality of coffee & of lives at every point of the supply chain.
We’re making up for lost time by tucking into our late arrival Africa coffees.
Well, it’s been one hell of a year for all of us, and before we ask 2020 to kindly leave, we have come up with a few ways to counter act the year that was.
Who doesn’t want a smashable cold one in summer!? Cold brew coffee could be our answer to a morning schooner... and you can still drive to work. So here’s a little more about cold coffee & how to go about brewing it. (more…)
Indonesia’s humidity is in part responsible for the tendency to adopt the ‘wet hulled’ process that you are probably familiar with. It’s the process by which coffee is pulped and then dried down to 35% moisture, before hulling takes place when soft and dry. But rest assured that this is not all the region has to offer.
It’s no secret that a good cup comes from a good crop. Even the best roasters in the world – yes exactly, like Single O’s Ed, Stu and Dan – are at the mercy of the quality of the green bean. Which is why, along with meeting sustainability criteria, rewarding with fair prices, supporting a range of producer organisations including entrepreneurial individuals, co-ops and progressive estates, and buying to meet our desired flavour profiles, we meticulously search for high quality.