Green Coffee Beans
The natural resource
An excellent coffee bean is the basis of each n every cup of outstanding coffee
Everything start with the right climatic conditions. Coffee plants grow like a belt between the 25th latitude north and south of the equator. The two most famous and common coffee plants are the Arabica and Robusta coffee trees. Both plants are not frost-resistant and thrive best in a cultivation altitude of around 1500 meters above sea level. The rather delicate Arabica plants grow best at temperature variations of around 15 to 24 degrees Celsius a year while the Robusta plants prefer a temperature spectrum of 24 to 29 degrees Celsius.
Besides growth altitude and temperature, the sun exposure is another crucial factor for the development of a good coffee. Coffee plants are semi-shade plants, that are best planted in a mixed forest with plenty of shade-giving trees surrounding the coffee plant. In this way the coffee plants naturally get shaded 50% of the day and the rest of the day they can refuel enough tropical sunrays to process enough nutrients to grow their coffee cherries. More sun exposure than naturally recommended can indeed increase the coffee bean yield in total per year per hectar. However this overdose of sunlight can lead to stressed plants that need more fertilizers and are more prone to disease and premature death of the plant.
This constant stress that the plant is experiencing might lead to higher yields but at a cost of flavour saturation. Because the energy that the plant has to put into producing more coffee cherries can´t be used for developing all flavours and aromas as extensively. One could say that the aroma of few cherries is divided by the access amount of cherries. It can be compared to wine production. Needless to say this lower quality of the bean can be tasted in the cup. Healthy and sustainably grown coffee plants deliver a stronger and more distinct aroma with a greater variety in flavours.
We emphasize high quality of all of our coffees. Therefor we solely use coffees that don´t come from massproduction, monoculture farms but rather we utilize beans from smaller coffee producers that are cultivated in the respective countries.