Our Promise To The Wider Coffee Community

At 92 Degrees, we always endeavour to understand each individual part of the supply chain that supports us, from the farmers at source who grow and harvest our beans, to the drivers that deliver the coffee to our roastery on a weekly basis. A respect for our product, and the industry that we work within is key to what makes us different from a lot of other coffee shops and roasteries.
Read on for a little background on some of our different coffees, and our involvement with Project Waterfall.

 Yellow Bourbon:

 Founded in 1969, Ipanema own three farms in the Miras Gerais region of Brazil - Over 200 differing terroirs can be found across these three farms. Thanks to the intense summer of the Miras Gerias region, coffee trees blossom two to three times a year, giving several crops throughout the season. This same intense heat allows for consistent patio drying, regardless of processing.

The company offers its employees all-year-round contracts and runs development programmes in both international finance and agronomy.

 

Yirgacheffe Kochere:

Yirgacheffe is a micro region sitting at the heart of the larger Sidamo region. It takes around five hours to drive from Addis Ababa to Yirgacheffe where the town of Kochere lays to the south-west. Kohere’s washing station is managed by the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Co-Operative Union (YCFCU) who wash and naturally process the local heirloom varietals provided by various surrounding small hold farms. All the coffees processed at the Kochere are dried on African raised beds.

 

Coban:

Guatemala produces 2.3% of the world’s coffee, primarily on hillside farms or ‘fincas’. Typical guatemalan qualities include a full body with a light and fruity acidity. 

The Coban region of Guatemala is just one of five regions represented by the COABA project. The project, created by InterAmerica Coffees (US office) brings together coffees from Coban, Oriente, Atitlan, Bojales and Antiqua, allowing small holder farmers a new and more direct route to market than the traditional terminal market system. All the coffees sourced are SHG (Strictly High Grown) certified which assures that all the coffees sourced have been grown at over 1350masl.

 

Project Waterfall

 92 Degrees endeavours to give something back to the communities that provide us with our essential resources. By donating 10% of all retail income, we are helping to make a difference to the lives of the farmers that support us.

Today, 844 million people around the world don’t have access to clean water. The majority live in isolated, rural areas – the same areas growing our coffee.

Coffee is a water-intensive crop with a large water footprint. Up to 840L of water is needed to make one 750ml pot of coffee. That’s more than tea, sugar, wheat, and barley. 

‘It’s wrong that while we enjoy the purest filtered water in our coffee, the communities at the start of its supply chain face a water crisis.
This is why it’s our mission to unite the coffee industry and coffee consumers to give back to the communities growing our coffee by investing in sustainable clean water, sanitation and hygiene projects.'

                                                                                                   - Project Waterfall