There are not any naturally caffeine-free coffee trees that are currently being grown commercially, so a number of methods have been established to achieve this. We have discussed some of the more well-known methods, explaining in detail how the processes work.
With Fairtrade Fortnight now almost over for 2009, we were delighted to be given a platform to describe our sourcing model to Financial Times journalist, Francis Percival. The editor’s choice of title rather misses the point(!), but the body of this carefully considered and well-written piece appeared in last weekend’s edition and makes clear the
Already a recognised agricultural process in the world of wine, the reputation of biodynamic farming in producing high quality produce is growing worldwide. In 2008, Mercanta began sourcing coffees from two biodynamic certified farms – Balmaadi in India and Camocim in Brazil. What is biodynamic agriculture? Sometimes referred to as ‘super organic’, biodynamic was arguably