is the sole UK agent of Lobodis,
a French fair Trade certified company sourcing various coffees
from different part of the world.
Breadlink has selected from them 4 locations from Peru, Ethiopia,
Bolivia and Mexico. All coffees are packed in 250 gr pouches and
are suitable for Expresso or Filter alike. Their taste and roasting
varie from mellow (Bolivia or Ethiopia) or stronger (Peru or Mexico).
Enjoy them !
Organic Peruvian Coffee from Centrocafe & Cepicafe
popularity of the organic Peruvian coffee has put Peru on the
world map. Many people would not have heard much about this tiny
country which is located in South America squeezed between Ecuador
and Chile without the intervention of their coffee, which is today
considered to be the best. The 2 farms (cenfrocafe
& cepicafe) where
the coffee is grown are small, about 2-3 acres each where the
farmers work hard to uphold the amazing quality of the crop using
exclusively indigenous methods. Each farm is equipped with a micro-wet
milling system which is yet another effort to keep Peru free form
any type of chemical pollution.
coffee crop is cultivated in between trees so it is shielded completely
from the sun. The organic Peruvian coffee is grown completely
in shade. The beans are picked over a period of five months, i.e.
May to September by hand. The next step, pulping, is also done
by hand after which the beans are stored in huge fermentation
tanks which helps in cleaning them.
the coffee beans are transported to the market where about 80
percent is exported.The Cooperative and Fair Trade networks have
empowered the farmers to receive what is rightfully theirs, i.e.
recognition for producing the best coffee in the world and the
price due to such quality crop.
Arabica Coffee Beans from SFCU
Harrar coffee beans are grown 250 kms south of Addis Ababa at
Sidama (by SFCU ). They
are dry-processed and are labeled as longberry (large), shortberry
(smaller), or Mocha (peaberry).
Harrar coffee can have a strong dry edge, winy to fruit like acidity,
rich aroma, and a heavy body. In the best Harrar coffees, one
can observe an intense aroma of blueberries or blackberries. Ethiopian
Harrar coffee is often used in espresso blends to capture the
fine aromatics in the crema.
coffees of Ethiopia include Ghimbi and Yirgacheffe. Ghimbi coffee
beans are grown in the western parts of the country and are more
balanced, heavier, and has a longer lasting body than the Harrars.
Ethiopian Yirgacheffee coffee bean, is the most favored coffee
grown in southern Ethiopia. It is more mild, fruitlike, and aromatic.
Ethiopian Yirgacheffee coffee may also be labeled as Sidamo, which
is the district where it is produced.
Bolivian Coffee from Villa Oriente
The best Bolivian coffees have a very sweet, very balanced cup
and are deep berry in flavor. They’re creamy and sweet.
Bolivian coffee is almost 100 percent arabica, mostly of the typica
and criolla varietals. More than 90 percent of the coffee grown
in Bolivia is produced in the Yungas area, a tropical region in
La Paz with altitudes between 500 and 1,600 meters. Other important
growing regions are Cochabamba, Santa Cruz and Tarija. The main
Coop is Villa
Oriente near La PAZ
1991, most farms were owned by wealthy land owners, who had Brazil’s
native people work for them. Then in 1991 a governmental land
reform forced the larger landowners to return the farms back to
the families who had originally owned them. These small farms,
which range in size from 3 to 20 acres, now produce the majority
of coffee (estimates range from 85 to 95 percent), despite the
fact that often, only a small percentage of the land is dedicated
holders use little or no fertilizers or pesticides. The coffees
are typically hand-picked and washed, and then sun- or machine-dried.
sits high in the Andes Mountains, a location that has given rise
to the country’s nickname as “Rooftop of the World.”
With a landscape of snowy mountains, wide plateaus and tropical
rain forests, Bolivia has ideal coffee-producing conditions
Mexican Coffee from Mas Cafe
Cafe is a delicious Mexican organic coffee that comes from
a plantation located in the State of Chiapas. This area has extremely
diverse weather conditions due to its high mountains areas and
low valleys. It is home to eight different volcanoes right in
the same area, and where there are volcano's...there is the glorious
volcanic ash to grow coffee in. In general, the weather here is
very tropical with high humidity.
Throughout the season, the air can become quite
foggy, which is beneficial to the coffee trees because the cloud
forests offer protection from the sun. This offers protection
not only from the sunlight, but protects against pests and disease
therefore leading to less need for pesticides and herbicides.
The canopy of trees keep the lower coffee trees safe in their
own little micro climate allowing them to grow organically. The
Chiapas area is so diverse that it actually has 5 geographical
zones, rainforest, highlands, valley, sierra and the Soconusco...we
know they make spectacular gourmet coffee but that must also be
a spectacular place to see.
Coffee from this region will allow you to experience
a light to medium bodied coffee, with a delicate acidity and a
wonderful aroma. You'll be happy to know that by purchasing organic
Mas coffee, you are helping to empower an entire community. The
Mayan farmers work together to address common needs for their
families, especially their women and children. A team of certified
members train other fellow coffee growers on the organic practices
and sustain more than 2000 families. They instruct and assist
planting fruit trees to help shade the coffee plants and to help
supplement the families income by later selling the fruit to local
markets. That extra money supports the family, the farm, the local
schools, teaching leadership and management skills for women,
which in turn will earn extra money as well.