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Brazil & Sustainability of the Coffee Industry

With next year’s harvest under question, due to the recent climate in Brazil, all eyes are on the current offers. LCM’s partner at origin have expressed the impact that the frost will have on next year’s harvest, however, is extremely exciting for us to receive our pre shipment samples of the latest harvest!

With sustainability becoming the most critical component to all stakeholders in the supply chain, it is important to define what is being discussed when the term sustainability is being used in the coffee world. Sustainability does not only apply to the environmental impacts contributing to climate change, but also the people that are involved, the sustainability of the livelihoods of the farmers, and the overall coffee market from an economic perspective. All the listed elements work together to lift each other up, without economic health of the coffee industry, there is little to no wealth funnelling back into the communities and social realm of the industry. Similarly, without the sustainability and health of the environment, the economic health of the industry declines.

 

O’Coffee & LCM

 

LCM endeavours to create strong collaborations with our suppliers to ensure we work together towards a sustainable future through supporting positive practices in our coffee producing communities. Similarly, this involves not only taking care of the sustainability of the surrounding environment, but also providing improved working conditions for the coffee producing communities LCM works with.

Since the beginning, O’Coffee has built their foundation on the importance of sustainability: socially, culturally, and environmentally. Through various initiatives, O’Coffee commits to beneficial projects aimed at increasing the overall community quality of life.  As producers themselves, O’Coffee has first hand experience in the difficulties that farmers face with the continuous impacting factors on coffee producing. As well as their own estates, they also utilise local surrounding farms for supply to their network. Over the years, O’Coffee have built relationships and partnerships with local farmers to provide fully traceable speciality coffee for LCM. The partnerships formed provides local farmers, as well as their own estates, with continuous training of best agricultural practices from harvesting to post-harvesting. This provides farmers in the commmunity with consistent improvement in quality of their produce, which results in improvement of prices, and in effect economic sustainability of the area.

Environmentally, O’Coffee is involved in ecological sustainability through the management of pests and diseases, preservation of water sources, through to the transformation of waste to use as fertilisation. These elements are components of their Environmental Management Plan, which covers approximately fifteen million square metres of land devoted to preservation and conservation of native species. Additionally, O’Coffee estates are Rain Forest Alliance (RFA) certified, meeting strict ethical and environmental standards.

Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of their impact on the environment, and actively sourcing the information behind their purchasing decisions. Through LCM’s partnerships, we can provide transparent and traceable coffees, supporting supply chains that are contributing to a more sustainable future.

 

LCM offering:

Alta Mogiana is a traditional coffee region covering the northeast of the state San Paolo. The natural altitude, climate and rain fall conditions allows this region to produce some of the world’s best coffee. Adding to the traditional conditions, this region is known world-wide for its experience and knowledge in growing and processing of specialty coffees. The result, exceptional quality with a distinct profile, balanced body, and acidity.

LCM are extremely excited to try the new offer samples, featuring Brazil Sweet Espresso, Esmerelda, Ametista, and more!

 

Contact us now to register your interest in our recent offers from Brazil