The Source are based in Edinburgh and also have a wee cafe in the Grassmarket (check it out).
Zimbabwe Salimba AA
A rich washed coffee grown at 853 masl with nutty, sweet and herbal notes.
Arabica Variety: SL-28, Catimor-129, Costa Rica-95
The Jersey Estate sits beside Mount Selinda on Zimbabwe’s eastern border, at the edge of the Chirinda Forest Botanical Reserve—the southernmost tropical rainforest in Africa.
The estate has 23 permanent staff members and 92 part-time workers. During the harvest season, employment on the farm swells, as about 800 contract workers from neighboring villages are brought in to help pick. The estate maintains a strict age minimum of 18 and strives to conduct its hiring process as free of discrimination as possible.
Ethical Sourcing Policy - Statement
Here at the source coffee co, we are committed to ensuring we champion sustainable and ethical business practices.
We do this by addressing fair working conditions, product safety, fair competition and reducing the impact of our product on the environment. We only use rainforest alliance certified produce, and a stringent examination of all our green bean suppliers takes place before we enter into a partnership. They will be asked to provide evidence of fair working conditions and relationships in their origins.
At our end, we minimise packaging in all possible areas – wholesale coffee is shipped in re-usable containers. In our coffee bar, we urge customers to purchase and use re-usable coffee cups to replace the one use variety. Even our coffee grounds are recycled, local avid gardeners are encouraged to come and collect them and use at home.