Where does our coffee actually come from?
The coffee that Hesselink Koffie purchases has to meet high quality standards. To ensure the quality of our coffee, Hesselink Koffie only works with the following certified partners: Rainforest Alliance, Max Havelaar Fair Trade, SKAL-Bio Control and 4C Assocciation.
The coffee Hesselink Koffie buys comes either from a single plantation, or like most cases, through a cooperative. Usually, multiple (smaller) coffee growers from the region are connected to the cooperation and join forces this way. The harvest of these farmers are all collected, prepared and shipped. It can be very cumbersome for these farmers to do all this by themselves, due to the smaller volumes of coffee they produce. The cooperatives also verify whether the farmers abide by the guidelines for the production of certified coffee.
The Rainforest Alliance works on the preservation of biodiversity and sustainable livelihood for planet, people, product and profit. The Rainforest Alliance Certified mark guarantees that the coffee beans are produced in a sustainable manner, respecting ecosystems, the people and wildlife that depend on them. Hesselink Koffie wants to ensure that everyone gets more happiness out of our coffee: from production to consumption. As we are constantly striving to optimize our sustainability, we are proud to state that 100% of the coffee we produce is certified by the Rainforest Alliance. To guarantee this statement, we received this certificate.
The Fingerprinted Hesselink Koffie consists of Fairtrade coffee which is also known as Max Havelaar. This means that the coffee is produced with respect for people and the environment. The coffee farmers get a fair price for their coffee, which they can therefore invest in a sustainable future for their business and environment. By a Fairtrade certification Hesselink Koffie supports better work- and life conditions for disadvantaged farmers.
Our Fingerprinted coffee is also organic, which is guaranteed by Skal certification. Skal Bio Control is the Dutch regulator for proven reliability of organic products. When growing organic coffee biodiversity is key, consequently the coffee is not only good for us but also for nature.
Finally, Hesselink Koffie is joined by the 4C Association. This stands for a code of conduct to produce sustainable coffee. In cooperation with government parties and social organizations, farmers and traders monitor a minimum standard for social and environmental situations. Hesselink Koffie is proud to be connected to this international sustainable coffee community.
It goes without saying, great coffee has to be served in a set of high quality cups and saucers. Fingerprinted also sells hot cups for coffee to go and single use. Fingerprinted has a broad variety of assorted cups and saucers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to require for our rental conditions.
We use Rainforest Alliance coffee in our Hesselink Koffie;
|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 Brilhante|
|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|
In our Fingerprinted blend we use 100% Fair Trade coffee;
|Heritage Fingerprinted ED FTO||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 10%||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 10%||Cooperative||Ocotepque||Coop de Product. de Cafe la Encarnacion Limitada||FLO ID 18494|