FAIR ORIGIN

HAPPINESS IS IN OUR GENES

Ever since founding the company, we believe it’s important that our coffee raises smiles. Not just from the end user, but from everyone involved in the coffee production chain. Fair production, from the source to the farmer and the environment. Our coffee is produced in a fair manner. We can guarantee this by, for example, the quality marks on our coffee. The farmers receive a fair price, and the source of the coffee is preserved.

 

 

FAIR SOURCE, FAIR PRICE, FAIR COFFEE

At Hesselink Koffie we want to make sure that everyone can enjoy good coffee. Not only now, but in the future as well. That’s why we invest in sustainable coffee. It feels nice.

Delicious coffee starts at the source. We think it’s important that our coffee is produced in a fair manner, and we do everything we can to ensure this. We make sure that the coffee has a positive impact both economically and ecologically. This applies to quality and the sustainability of the coffee. To monitor the sustainability, we use three certificates: Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade Organic and Direct Trade.

OUR FUNDAMENTALS

Coffee farmers face various challenges, including climate change. Due to climate change, coffee plants become more sensitive to, among other things, Roga, or leaf rust, which can cause the harvest to fail. Besides that, the coffee price is often too low, which leaves little room to invest in sustainability. A certificate helps with that. This, in combination with our quality criteria, ensures really good coffee.

The quality of coffee is divided in varying degrees. The same goes for sustainability. We guarantee sustainability with the following certificates: Fairtrade Organic and Rainforest Alliance. In addition, we are in direct contact with our coffee farmers (direct trade). The beans are purchased directly, without the involvement of a merchant.

These factors ensure that we operate at the top of

the coffee landscape
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. Sustainability is of great importance at Hesselink Koffie. We do our utmost for sustainable production of our coffee. The certificates contribute to that and they partly guarantee sustainable coffee.

Of course there are other factors that contribute as well, such as the quality of the coffee and the procurement, transport and production process. Below you can read what the sustainability certificates are about. Want to know more about our quality standards? You can find them under Finest Beans.

DIRECT TRADE

Our direct trade coffee beans are grown in the mountains surrounding the town of Santa Maria in Colombia. The beans are purchased directly, without the involvement of a merchant.

Read more about Direct Trade coffee

Fairtrade Organic

Fairtrade coffee is produced with respect for people and the environment. The farmers receive a minimum price and an extra bonus, to allow them to invest in a sustainable future.

Read more about Fairtrade Organic coffee

SKAL CERTIFICATION

SKAL certification ensures that the coffee is produced organically. These coffee beans are grown without pesticides, fertiliser and other chemical means.

More about the SKAL certification

RAINFOREST ALLIANCE

The Rainforest Alliance certification guarantees that the coffee beans are produced sustainably, with respect for the ecosystem and the people and animals dependent on it.

Read more about Rainforest Alliance coffee

Besides the importance of good working conditions for the farmers, we also care very much about preservation of nature and protection of the environment. We monitor this very closely with True Cost Accounting, where we keep constant track of the impact we have on the natural and social environment. In this way, we gain some insight in what can be described as ‘hidden’ costs. Furthermore, we ensure the honesty of our products and our quality marks.

GENERATIONS OF HAPPINESS

For four generations we have been doing what we are good at: serving coffee and making people happier. Which is why we dare to say that happiness is in our genes. Gerrit Hesselink has been at the helm of this great family business since 1983, and he has a clear goal: becoming the most sustainable coffee roastery in the Netherlands.

WATCH ALL OUR STEPS FROM GREEN TO HAPPINESS

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