Behind The Brew

Category: The growers

Mayan Gold


As Instagram feeds show curated images of latte art juxtaposed next to gorgeous Scandi homewares and organic homemade cakes, it is clear that single origin, organic and speciality coffees are not just passing trends. Read More

Empowering Female Coffee Growers in Peru

The theme of this year's International Women's Day is #BalanceforBetter. Gender Equality is an active talking point amongst members of Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera (CAC) coffee co-operative in Northern Peru, where Silvia is determined to encourage other female farmers to join her in improving their crops and gaining financial autonomy. Read More

Is Fairtrade still necessary?

This year, Cafédirect will be celebrating 25 years of Fairtrade. As one of the original pioneering brands who first certified as Fairtrade back in 1994, it is exciting to see how far we’ve come! However, as coffee prices continue to fall, it's important to understand why Fairtrade is still vitally important to growers. Read More


One question we often hear is “what is a blend?”, so we thought we’d explain blends more and run through our blends, helping you find the one (or ones!) which are right for you. Read More


Welcome to beautiful Peru, where the Chirinos district has about 50,000 inhabitants. The district has a long history in coffee farming and on February 8th 1968, the Chirinos co-operative was born. The co-op consisted of only 20 producers back then, but it’s been nearly 50 years since and the group now boasts up to 815 members of which 193 are women. Read More

MEET LUKE METTO – Farmers perspective from Kenya

The Cafedirect Producers Foundation has been active for several years, changing the lives of farmers all over the world. The secret to its success? A focus on sustainability! While the foundation is first and foremost a helping hand to farmers, its true value lies in the ability to assist in sharing information through its Centres of Excellence. Read More

CaféDirect: A Force For Good

Recently, the farmer-led charity the Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation (CPF) has received support from both the Fairtrade Foundation and Big Lottery Fund for its latest endeavour: the INSPIRE programme in Peru. In co-operation with key partners in Peru, CPF has been working directly with its nine Fairtrade-certified smallholder co-ops in the country. Read More


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