Crop to Cup

Di Bella Coffee established a Green Bean Purchasing division – My Crop to Cup in 2010, dedicated to pursuing ethically responsible direct trade opportunities throughout the world’s coffee growing regions. This program enables the company to work one-on-one with farmers, sourcing the best quality beans and purchasing them directly from the farm at prices that reflect the high quality of their stock.
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Flowering coffee plant

Flowering coffee plant

View of the bag as cherries are collected during harvesting

If you’re looking to try something a bit different, wrap your tastebuds around a mouth-watering Honduras blend. Coffees from this region are known for their full body, good aromatic acidity and sweet liquorice taste.

Mr Di Bella at a coffee plantation in Costa Rica

Mr Di Bella at a coffee plantation in Costa Rica

Coffee plants sprouting, from the bean (seed) to a seedling

Coffee plants sprouting, from the bean (seed) to a seedling

The first harvest of a coffee tree will usually occur around 5 years after planting. The cherries ripen around eight months after flowering, changing from green to red; this is when they are ready to be picked. From Crop to Cup...We Know Coffee.

The first harvest of a coffee tree will usually occur around 5 years after planting. The cherries ripen around eight months after flowering, changing from green to red; From Crop to Cup.

It's hard to believe that the coffee in your cup started off as these little red berries.

It's hard to believe that the coffee in your cup started off as these little red berries.

cherry picking

cherry picking

Washing the beans... The washed method or ‘wet’ processing method uses water to remove the skin and pulp off the cherry. Beans are then dried out, resulting in a cleaner, brighter (more acidic) taste in the cup than unwashed beans.

Washing the beans. The washed method or ‘wet’ processing method uses water to remove the skin and pulp off the cherry. Beans are then dried out, resulting in a cleaner, brighter (more acidic) taste in the cup than unwashed beans.

Growing coffee plants

Growing coffee plants

Look at that beautifully rich red

Look at that beautifully rich red

Quality controlling the coffee cherries

Quality controlling the coffee cherries

Beautiful day to be outdoors working

Beautiful day to be outdoors working

Harvesting coffee cherries with care

Harvesting coffee cherries with care

Costa Rica crop to cup

Costa Rica crop to cup

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