We’re delighted to be serving ethically sourced and locally roasted coffee by Bailies Coffee Roasters. Our house espresso is Hunkute a washed Ethiopian with notes of stone fruit and jasmine. We rotate Bailies micro lots on our filter, a number of which are directly traded with producers.
Bailies Direct Trade policy and their commitment to ethical and sustainable trading is one of the main reasons we decided to use Bailies as our anchor roaster. In order to be considered a direct trade coffee (labelled DT on the bag) the farms and coffees need to comply with the following criteria.
1. Price and conditions of sale has been negotiated with producer of the coffee or his representative. (No importers, brokers, traders.)
2. If the producers are a cooperative or a group of farmers their board needs to be democratically run and all farmers need to get paid dividends and quality premiums within two month after sale of their lot.
3. Paid price is not lower than 30% above FT minimum price.
4. Farm complies with Ethical Trading Initiative’s Base Code (www.ethicaltrade.org/resources/eti-base-code)
6. Farm and/or cooperative need to agree to be audited by our staff or a nominated third party without any prior notice.
Photos by Ryan Proctor @twoboysbrew