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Qui sommes nous ...
The only coffee roasting unit in France that is Demeter certified as well as 100% organic & 100% fair-trade certified under the “Fair for Life” and “Max Havelaar” labels.
Here is an explanatory list of the certifications related to our company and our different coffees:
Formerly CSR or “Corporate Social Responsibility”, this form of labelling was chosen by the company for demonstrating and proving its responsible and ethical sourcing practices, its environmental commitment, its sustainable development efforts at local levels and throughout the whole production and distribution chain, and lastly its compliance with the law and working conditions, both internally and with all the actors in the chain. Ecocert is the certification body for this process. It follows a precise set of rules, enhancing the value of the most dynamic participants and certifying them. Our charter was designed for motivating entities to make continuous progress over a number of years.
Amongst all the types of agriculture whose aim is to preserve the environment and human health, organic agriculture is the most recognized and most extensive concept used throughout the world. Developed from farming and agricultural practices that respect natural equilibrium, it preserves the quality of soil, air, and water in a spirit of sustainable rural development It excludes chemical and GMO inputs and limits the use of synthetic and other fertilizers, even though certain additives may be approved. It promotes the use of natural resources such as compost and recycled organic matter The label complies with specifications defined by the European Commission. It is authorized on products whose ingredients are at least 95% organic.
fair for life
This is the Ecocert label launched in 2006, designed for certifying fair trade channels - qualified in countries in Northern and Southern hemispheres alike - by controlling all the actors from organized producers through to brand owners. Over and above the basic principles of fair trade, “Fair for Life” provides an economic model based on equity, with fair remuneration and transparent dialogue with suppliers plus product traceability and a quality guarantee, transparent, long-term partnerships, development and fair-trade premiums, support for social and environmental practices and management in a democratic organization. “Fair For Life” is an inherent part of the permanent progress made by all participants by operating with levels of control (= progressive requirements) over 3-year cycles. Its audit system is based on pertinent criteria, whilst adapting to ‘field’ realities at the same time, and it requires all certified organizations to respect the 3 pillars of the reference frame (organic farming, CSR and fair trade).
This is a form of production that considers agriculture as being a living, balanced and autonomous ecosystem, governed by terrestrial, lunar and solar rhythms ... a total reconnection with nature. Rudolf Steiner has studied and drawn up its fundamental principles. The "dynamic" suffix refers to the concept of working with different forces (forces of life, sensitivity, organization). Working the land requires knowing how nature works and observing the movements that produce animal and plant life so as to be able to incorporate into the way farming is managed. Biodynamic farming requires completely natural preparations and work based on planetary influences, it is a real apprenticeship and a unique mode of operation.
All of our coffees are roasted to order, and packaged in our workshops. Which guarantees you optimal freshness.
Roasting is done using two roasters - machines allowing real artisan work to be done in batches - where roasting lasts 20 to 22 min and which is carried out at low temperatures of about 200 ° C.
The roasters work simultaneously, one per batch of 40 Kg of green coffee and the other of 60 kg. Our coffees do not contain any foreign substances such as wood, coffee films, etc...