At Hancock & Abberton our sourcing policy is to have 100% traceability from bean to cup for all of our coffees. We work in conjunction with Mercanta Coffee Hunters, whose policy is to find coffee growers who are encouraged to adopt strict social and environmental policies.
The philosophy is simple...
- Pay workers more means you find and retain a skilled work force.
- Encourage wildlife and birds on the farms and you are less reliant on insecticides.
- Use organic composting and there is less or no need for chemical fertiliser.
We reward fairly the grower for production of Specialty Grade Coffee, with prices substantially above the cost of production and above the market coffee prices, including the Fairtrade Coffee Pricing which is set annually. The growers are treated as partners to bring the finest speciality coffees in the world to the attention of discerning consumers.