Our Ethics and Supply Chain
Ethics and sustainability are not only a huge part of who we are at Chipp Coffee Co but are also the backbone of where we want to go.
As a small speciality coffee roaster, our focus is to deliver the most delicious coffee that we can, in the most ethical way; for us that always starts at the source.
Due to our size as a small coffee roaster, we rely largely on coffee importers. We choose to work with a select number of independent green coffee suppliers, who's goals are to ensure that the supply chain is fully traceable, sustainable and help to bring social change within coffee-growing communities.
A great way to promote social change within coffee-growing communities is to connect growers and roasters, in a way that improves price stability at the farm level, distributing income more equitably along the supply chain.
Alongside our partnerships with importers, we love to work directly with farms and producers, wherever possible. Over the last 3 years, we've developed a great direct relationship with Herbert, a coffee producer from Colombia and one of the founders of the LaREB project.
LaREB project is a collection of coffee farmers coming together to create not just incredible coffees but also working their own supply chain. This is a quality-driven group dedicated to bring the best out of already good coffees focused on diverse processing protocols. LAREB has already established direct relationships with several speciality roasters, and is providing consistent offerings from the same producers over time, with dynamic profiles.
Also check out our podcast where we go more in-depth about how LaREB works, Chipp Coffee Co. Coffee Podcast.
We're really excited about what the future holds for coffee supply chains and ethical standards. By working more directly with importers and producers, we create a better understanding of what they do. From how their communities are involved to increasing the amount we pay per crop - transparency can only help to develop a more ethical coffee industry.
If you'd like to hear more or ask any questions about the importers and producers we work with, please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.