Baristocracy strengthens coffee connections

Baristocracy Coffee’s Alex Forsyth has strengthened the North East-based coffee roaster’s connections with producers in Rwanda and Burundi following a visit to Africa.

Alex visited coffee farms and washing stations which Baristocracy works with, and he said: “Visiting Rwanda and Burundi was fantastic and strengthened our connections with a number of producers. One of the family farms, which also operates a washing station where smallholders bring their crops to be processed, has gifted a piece of land to a women’s co-operative to farm and we’ve purchased some goats for the co-op so they can have fertiliser for their land. I also got to see how the family farm is acting as a model to help smallholders learn how to get the best out of their coffee trees – strengthening the supply chain around them.”

Meanwhile, Baristocracy has launched a new-look website and Appetite readers can get 20% off their first purchase (click here for details).

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