SARAH’S COFFEE AND THE CARIAD PROJECT
Why should you buy Sarah’s Coffee?
Obviously I have picked for you some beautiful tasting coffee. But just as important as that by choosing to buy my coffee you are helping to fund The Cariad Project sending much needed disability equipment to the rural areas of The Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. People don’t have access to the equipment that can make their lives easier.
Sarah’s Coffee and my retail outlet The Coffee Bean is set up as a social enterprise to support The Cariad Project. The Cariad Project is a registered charity and it works in conjunction with other charities such as Physionet to send unwanted disability equipment from the UK to centres in Africa where equipment is needed and where it can make a big difference.
Sarah’s Coffee also works ethically to ensure that a premium is paid for all its coffees to the farmers who grow the beans. This ensures that the farmers are able to sustain themselves, their families and their communities.
So once you have your coffee, how do you brew the perfect cup? Sarah’s coffee is available as beans for grinding at home or ground ready for use in a cafetiere or filter machines. For filter machines follow your machines guidance.
For a cafetiere first pre warm it with hot water then for each cup use a tablespoon of coffee, but feel free to experiment. Pour over water that is just off the boil and leave to stand for 3-4 minutes before plunging.
To keep your coffee at its best remember to store in an opaque, air tight container in a cool place. If you store it in the fridge be sure the container is airtight or the coffee will be affected by moisture and strong odours. It can be frozen just take care condensation doesn’t inside the container as you remove each serving.
Enjoy your coffee!
Not all the coffee listed is certified as Fairtrade which was set up to ensure that farmers are given a better price and fair terms of trade in a sustainable way. But not all farmers can afford certification or are in a position to join a cooperative to trade.
In the long term the most effective way out of poverty has to be ensuring that all farmers are fairly and sustainably traded with. And this is the case with Sarah’s Coffee you can rest assured that all the producers here are fairly paid for the excellent coffee they produce, and that the regular orders we place gives them a sustainable income.