About Everest Coffee Company
Above and Beyond Fair Trade
On a basic level fair trade assures that:
- Farmers working are provided a minimum fair price.
- Farmers are provided with good working conditions and able to lead a basic lifestyle.
- Farmers are of a legal age and female farmers are not discriminated against.
The above criteria provides little motivation to ensure the production of high quality beans. In addition Fair Trade, Everest Coffee gives our farmers a great price, as we, eliminate the middleman and deal direct with the source. In doing so, we have shown the farmers, quality beans can attract a good price - affording them a better life not just a basic lifestyle.
This is motivation at its best!
Extensive Business experience - Great Business model
The Company is a privately owned: we have developed excellent connections among prominent quality conscious coffee growers. We have taken feedback, back to the farmer in the form of videos as well as sharing positive feedback messages from our customers. We will now add a testimonial tab so that the farmer can see the excellent feedback as they occur. This sharing not only strengthens the relationship, but also keeps the farmer motivated to keep producing an excellent crop year after year.
Shade Grown coffee
Our coffee plantations grow fruits and spices amidst their coffee. Some of these are tall and shade the coffee from the direct sunshine. As the coffee beans mature more slowly in the shade, natural sugars increase and enhance the flavour of the coffee. Next to tobacco, coffee is sprayed with more chemicals than any other product consumed by humans. Shade grown coffee is most often organically grown, free of chemical use.This style of plantations promote a Healthier Environment. Shade grown coffee requires little or no chemical fertilisers, pesticides, or herbicides. The shade trees filter carbon dioxide which causes global warming, and aid in soil moisture retention which minimises erosion. Migrating bird populations have been in rapid decline since the introduction of “sun” coffee and the consequent destruction of rainforest for more coffee plantations. As many as 40 species of birds have been identified on shade coffee farms.
Due to our plantations growing fruits and spices amongst their coffee, as coffee alone was not economically viable, the resulting coffee comprises beans with intrinsic fruity and spicy flavours. Our premium beans are hand picked, so only the fully ripe fruits are harvested. Thus ensuring the coffee beans are at their peak of development, a very superior bean. They are then wet processed, the resultant bean - is of the highest-quality Arabica AA grade coffee beans. We have tested and selected this priceless bean and are the sole importers of this bean into New Zealand. This superior bean is in high demand in Japan, parts of Europe and the US markets.
Our Coffees roasted fresh in Auckland
Everest coffee is freshly roasted in Auckland and supplied in sizes of 200 grams, 1 Kilogram high quality aluminium laminate sealed pouches. These superior pouches are fitted with a re-sealable zip lock and a one way valve to help preserve the freshness. We have two roasted coffees Bliss, our flagship coffee is a 100% Super grade Arabica AA bean, medium light-roasted, is a sweet toned chocolate flavour low-acid bright with berry and floral after tones that produces a full, mellow, delicious espresso with ample body and rich, velvety crema, Savourite, a full city roast what we may consider an 'extract for the gods' - blended from a selection of the worlds finest “AA” grade coffee beans and roasted to perfection, the cup that wakes you up.
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