FROM GREEN...

FROM GREEN TO HAPPINESS

From Green…

The origin of the coffee that Hesselink Coffee uses must live up to our high-quality standards. In order to guarantee the quality of our coffee Hesselink Coffee only works with parties that are affiliated with the leading coffee labels: Rainforest Alliance, Max Havelaar Fair Trade and SKAL organic. All coffee from Hesselink Coffee is therefore 100% certified.

For our Gran Gusto line, we use 100% certified coffee that is guaranteed with the RFA certificate (Rain Forest Alliance quality mark). Our Fingerprinted coffee line carries both the Max Havelaar Fair Trade certification and the SKAL certification. This makes our Fingerprinted coffee not only Fairtrade but also organic.

The coffee that Hesselink Coffee purchases sometimes comes from one single plantation, but in most cases via a cooperative. With such a cooperative, several (smaller) coffee farmers from the region join forces to grow and maintain coffee beans to the highest standard. The harvests of these farmers are collected, prepared and shipped. For these farmers, because of their smaller volume, it can be cumbersome to arrange everything themselves. The cooperatives also check whether farmers comply with the guidelines for producing certified coffee.

Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance works on preserving biodiversity and sustainable subsistence with attention to planet, people, product and profit. The Rainforest Alliance Certified quality mark guarantees that the coffee beans have been produced sustainably, with respect for the ecosystems and the people and animals that depend on them. This ensures that not only the end user but also our suppliers are happy with the product we are producing.

ORIGIN PERCENTAGE TYPE AREA ORGANISATION
Guatemala Plantanil 7,5% Plantation San Marcos Finca El Platanillo
Peru GR 5% Plantation San Martin BIO Azul
Mandheling Gr 5% Cooperative Aceh KSU Rahmat Kinara
India Robusta Cherry AB 5% Plantation Karnataka Almagameted
Santos Cerrado 17/18 15% Plantation Cerrado Fazenda Rio Brilhant
Colombia Excelso 10% Plantation Valle Del Cauca Finca Manantiale
Guatemala SHB Acatenango Pachup 15% Plantation Acatenango Finca Santa Elisa Pachup
Guatemala HB 7,5% Plantation Fraijanes Cooperativa Nuevo Sendero
Totaal percentage 70%

Max Havelaar Fair Trade

Max Havelaar Fair Trade works with the conviction that you are better off to have fair trade with developing countries than to make donations. The coffee farmers receive a fair minimum price for their coffee, which means they have income security. With the Fair Trade Certification they participate in an honest distribution chain and formerly disadvantaged farmers are offered a better existence.

ORIGIN FINGERPRINTED ED FTO PERCENTAGE FAIR TRADE ORGANIC – TYPE REGION ORGANISATION CODE
Nicaragua SHG 10% Cooperative Matagalpa CECOCAFEN FLO ID 847
Mandheling GR 1 5% Cooperative Aceh KSU Rahmat Kinara FLO ID 31376
Peru GR 1 5% Cooperative Cajamarca Asoc. De Prod. Agropecuarios Bosques Verdes FLO ID 5615
Mexico Robusta 5% Cooperative Chiapas Grapos-Grupo de Asesores de Produccion Organica FLO ID 19465
Honduras SHG 5% Cooperative Ocotepque Coop de Product. de Cafe la Encarnacion Limitada FLO ID 18494
Totaal percentage   30%

SKAL- Bio Control

Skal is the Dutch regulator for verifiable reliability of organic products. When growing organic coffee, the importance of biodiversity is paramount, so that coffee is not only good for us but also for the environment. Hesselink Coffee uses the triple-P approach when purchasing coffee: aimed at economic performance (profit), with respect for the social aspect (people), within the ecological preconditions (planet). Therefore, they only purchase from importers and traders who are members of Global Compact, an international network of companies that have joint guidelines in the field of human rights, working conditions and the environment. This way they have more certainty about the sustainable origin of the coffee. For the distribution of coffee, Hesselink Coffee works together with distributor Seabridge, a logistics centre and distribution platform for ‘green’ coffee.

The company holds the ‘Green Building’ certificate from the European Commission, due to a unique waste management system. Everything is done in a CO2-neutral manner thanks to the green energy that is generated locally via photovoltaic panels. Hesselink Coffee has its coffee delivered in Big Bags of 1000 kg. This is more efficient in transport and handling than the more traditional burlap bags. After the transport the bags are immediately offered for recycling. The heat released during the roasting of coffee in our coffee roasting house is used to heat the premises. Sustainability was also considered when transporting our coffee. The coffee is delivered as efficiently as possible: once every two weeks instead of every week in combination with a digital ordering system. 

At Hesselink Coffee we are extraordinarily proud of our sustainable coffee. Our coffee is 100% Rainforest certified. Our Fingerprinted product line is the most sustainable coffee: that is both organic as well as Fairtrade certified. Thanks to this institution Hesselink coffee supports diverse development projects in coffee producing countries.0

PURCHASING SUSTAINABLE COFFEE

With all activities that Hesselink Coffee undertakes with the purchase of coffee, the triple-P approach is used, aimed at economic performance (profit), the social aspect (people), and within the ecological conditions (planet).

Hesselink Coffee purchases it’s coffee from importers and traders that are members of Global Compact. This is an international network of companies that have common guidelines in the areas of: human rights, working conditions and environment. The network operates under the flag of the United Nations.

For the distribution of our coffee we work together with distributer Seabridge. Seabridge works CO2-neutral. The company is holder of the certificate ‘Green building’ of the European Commission thanks to their unique waste management system

Seabridge is a logistics centre and distribution platform for ‘green’ coffee. Seabridge has enough storage for 450,000 bags of coffee in a 20,000 m2 warehouse. At Seabridge, everything revolves around sustainability, green energy, modern technology for automatic reception, sampling, layout, drying, mixing, unloading and storing green coffee. A constant temperature and air humidity ensure that the raw coffee remains in perfect condition. Everything is done in a CO2-neutral manner thanks to the green energy that is generated locally via photovoltaic panels.

The distribution goes directly to Seabridge by train, allowing us to replace trucks with trains. By promoting collaboration in this way, we are able to further integrate sustainability into our coffee supply chain.

Hesselink has its coffee delivered in Big Bags of 1000 kg. This is more efficient in transport and handling than traditional burlap sacks. After transport the bags are immediately offered for recycling.

 

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