BEYOND FAIR TRADE SPECIALTY COFFEE
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These coffees are available On Spot at our partner warehouse in Rotterdam.
FROM OUR HANDS TO YOUR CUP
Grounds Costa Rica is a specialty coffee importer. We believe in a new, better way of sourcing specialty coffee. We aid farmers and roasters in their trade journey and foster direct trade relationships.
Why? Because the specialty market deserves more transparency and collaboration while at the same time prioritising quality.
Given the smaller scale of specialty businesses and their purchase amounts, its pretty much impossible to manage an own import and logistics. While at the same time, it's the specialty field that actually cares and pays attention to the origin and traceability of their supply chain.
We created a Community-Based Coffee import called #jointheboat. We make direct trade possible by facilitating the logistics and where a group of roasters share a shipping container.
We shorten the supply chain by eliminating any unnecessary middlemen, while at the same time involving the farmer on the trade side and the roaster on the production side of the chain.
Our partnership with Gaia Artisan Coffee aids them in their goal of continued coffee excellence, while also encouraging opportunities to expand their farms, technology, businesses and knowledge in a rapidly changing international market.
It is our main mission to help farmers and their families by raising the bar and lead them on their journey to conquer the international market. We work hand in hand by building a bridge between the producer and international roasters, and foster long- lasting trade relationships.
The farms are located in the West Central Valley under the most ideal conditions, at an altitude of 1300-1800 masl. It is an area of fertile lands of volcanic origin which gives special characteristics to the coffee, optimal acidity-body balance, aroma and an identity of origin.
In the cup, one can usually discover tastes of chocolate and honey, all the way down to the elegant complexity of flowers and fruits like mandarin, apricot and even tropical fruits like papaya and pineapple.
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WHAT our partners SAY
MAARTEN VAN DER JAGT
GIRAFFE COFFEE ROASTERS
Grounds Costa Rica together with
Gaia is 'next level' for Giraffe Coffee as a specialty coffee partner. The driving force behind Grounds of Costa Rica is Annelise Scholl. She is a Costa Rican who convinces the coffee world from the Netherlands with unique coffees from her native country. She combines Latin American flair with an accurate follow-up. The expectations in the field of communication (marketing info) and logistics are exceeded time and again. Exceptional coffee with exceptional support
NIELS TE VAANHOLD
DUTCH CUPTASTING CHAMPIONS
Super interesting that we were given the opportunity to do the quality control for these coffees. It was incredibly educational to taste so many Costa Rica's side by side. The Cup of Excellence lots really stood out. It's actually crazy that such a high quality coffee comes from Costa Rica and they are not so easy to find in Europe. The range of fruit and sweetness is unprecedented. We found the quality of the honeys especially rock-solid. We would like to continue to monitor these beautiful coffees in the future.
We are aware of the socio-economic gap that farmers deal with. We put origin at the forefront. We are determined to offer detailed insights about our supply chain. Sector-wide transparency provides context for fair negotiations.
Coffee goes a long way to finally end in your cup. A lot of love has been put into every plant, every bean that has been collected and dried. Elevation, our plant varieties an the micro-climates all contribute to yielding the coffee quality that we offer.
We don’t just facilitate one-off sales. Our objective is to bring together farmers and roasters to facilitate long-term, reciprocal relationships. We welcome feedback
and we evolve, together! By doing so, the industry grows stronger.