Living values. Acting sustainably.
As a family company, we have always felt a sense of responsibility both towards our employees and towards coffee farmers and their local environment. Over and above our basic commitment to the very broad coffee sector, we focus on specific projects in Ethiopia and Tanzania. The work we do in collaboration with the Menschen für Menschen foundation and the Jane Goodall Institute is very dear to our hearts.
Setting standards for coffee buyers
When it comes to buying green coffee, for decades we have consistently followed an approach that is guided by our long company history and the high quality standards that exist at Dallmayr, independent of certification schemes. By using almost exclusively high-quality arabica varieties in our range of filter coffee, we are constantly helping to improve the profit situation for those farmers who grow the crops.
As a rule, washed arabica beans are considerably more expensive than the more basic robusta varieties, which means that they generate higher profits for producers. Furthermore, we purchase most of our green coffee from countries where production is dominated by small-scale farmers. Ethiopia is an especially good example of such an economy. Generally speaking, cultivation of this kind relies on organic fertilisers only and uses very few pesticides.