FOR A MORE EQUITABLE AND HEALTHIER WORLD
The economy of many Countries largely relies on the exports of coffee, a product which together with oil, steel and wheat has a very high economic value on the global stage. Among the many plants species of the “Coffea” variety, only two are used for the production of coffee: Coffea arabica, ordinarily called Arabic, and Coffea canephora, widely known as Robusta. The fruit of coffee is a drupe or berry red in color for almost all varieties. Every fruit generally contains two seeds. The plants fructify in a continuous cycle and harvesting can be manual or mechanical. Manual harvesting can be performed in two different ways: picking, a method that ensures the highest quality but bears higher costs (the harvesters walk many times back and forth the plantation only gathering the healthy and ripe seeds), or stripping (once the majority of fruits is ripe, they are harvested just once). After harvest, it is important to take the seeds out of the fruits in a very short time span, or they will rapidly deteriorate; this can be done with wet or dry processing. Finally the beans are duly sieved, selected by size and placed in jute sacks generally weighing 60 kg, ready to be shipped.
The value of those who work with us
We strongly believe that the search for the best production and the proper cost-quality ratios, must go hand in hand with the respect for the human person and the environment. This is where the attention to the production territories and to the guarantee of respect of the workers besides the eco-sustainability of crops arises from.
The responsibility of Moncafè in practice means a continuous search for high-quality raw materials, purchased in the ethical respect of local communities, considering that the value of the human person is to be put before economic interests. Moreover, at the plant we daily strive to reduce the environmental impact, both during the production process, thanks to notable investments, with the production waste management, and, lastly, by using materials with the least possible environmental impact. The environmental policy does not stop at the Company walls but involves the partners, the clients and the final customers.