On the 3rd of October 2018 It will be 1 year since Arista The Barista broke “grounds” at The Planet Art (including the 1 month anniversary of The Rawesome Kitchen) ironically enough we started two ventures on the 3rd of the month.
So we would really! really! really! like to thank you for all your support over the past year because by buying a Puro Fairtrade cup of coffee you are supporting an initiative by changing things around for coffee farmers in the coffee industry in Africa as well as south & central America.
A bit about the coffee we serve
We only make our coffee with purified water because we believe good coffee deserves good clean water and municipal tap water is just taboo! (we are not coffee snobs – we just like it clean)
At this point in time we only serve coffee out of biodegradable take away cups and compostable lids to try and save more water – Read more stories on blog
Our packaging is mostly manufactured in Taiwan so it does not effect our water resources here in cape town – but you are more than welcome to bring your own coffee cup if you don’t like the biodegradable one’s.
Puro Buene Fuerte
The Puro Buene Fuerte comes from 5 origins – Peru, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia & Uganda. It is Fairtrade and Shade grown.
CEPROAP are seated in the region of Pichanaki, the coffee here is grown at 1650m above sea level by smallholder producers who hand pick the beans in June-October, wash, clean by hand and then sun dry their harvest.
COAGRICSAL & COPROCAEL are positioned in the regions of Copán & Ocotopeque, the coffee here is grown 1000-1500m above sea level by smallholder producers who hand pick the beans in December-February, wash, clean by hand and then sun dry their harvest.
FEDECOCAQUA are located across Huehuetenango, Cobán, Verapaces, Retalhuleu, San Marcos, and Zacapa and coffee here is grown at 1900m above sea level by a large number of smallholder coffee producers who hand pick the beans in January-June, wash, clean by hand and sun dry their harvest.
ASPROUNION are located in Nariño, their coffee is cultivated at 1300-1800m above sea level by 270 smallholder coffee producers that span 700 hectares. They hand pick the main coffee crop in April-June, but do a second smaller harvest in October-January. Similarly to the other co-operatives, they wash, clean by hand and then sun dry their harvest.
KCFCS or Kibinge Coffee Farmers Co-operative Society is a coffee farmers organisation located 150 km south-west of Uganda’s capital Kampala, in Bukomansimbi District, Kibinge sub-county. The special geographic position of Kibinge, just below the equator, allows coffee to be harvested twice a year. This region ordinarily produces some of the finest Robusta coffee in the world, with hard beans, which give an even roast and a mild, soft, sweet and neutral taste. The coffee is grown at 1250m above sea level and hand picked from May until September and then again from October until January.
before I get carried away! we would also like tell you about our special that we will be running the whole day on the 3rd of October which is that you can buy a 250ml cup of coffee for only R15, we decided this because the 250ml coffee is what we launched with and diversified from there.
You will also receive 15% off food order from The Rawesome Kitchen