Valentin Medina | 2021-06-18
Now that we have been able to take a step back from our latest agency opening in El Salvador, we really wanted to tell you about this great project for Belco, why, how, with whom...
We promise, we'll try to keep it short.
BASICALLY, WHY DID WE DO IT?
Our goal is to have our feet in the origin country 365 days a year to be close to our producers and go as far as possible in the traceability of our green coffee purchases. This is why being present in Central America was an obvious choice for us.
This presence on the field allows us to shorten the whole coffee chain and helps us to concentrate on what we do best, sourcing!
For you, this means meticulous monitoring of the quality of your coffees from the very beginning, from the farm to the boat. For our producers, it means daily visits to provide unfailing support.
WHY EL SALVADOR?
El Salvador is the quality reference in terms of post-harvest processes in Central America. In addition, it allows us to centralize sourcing from all the neighboring countries and be within a short distance of every Central American producer.
To be honest, we also have a strong bond of affection with this country. If you haven’t noticed it already, there are many Salvadorans at Belco!
WHAT ARE WE DOING THERE?
First of all, it is a centre for the analysis of green samples, we test, cup and examine all offers and shipment samples.
It is then a fully equipped laboratory at the disposal of producers and a place for exchange between coffee lovers.
In a nutshell, this allows us to guarantee the quality of the coffees before they leave for Europe to join your roasting.
WHO ARE WE WORKING WITH?
There are not only good coffees growing in El Salvador, there are also great talents, we introduce you to the masters of the place:
MARJORIE #agency manager #agricultural field engineer #guarantees the traceability of all coffees #quality control at origin
RODRIGO #son of a coffee farmer #agro field engineer #on the ground with producers #expertise in process
GABRIELA #QGrader #responsable qualité #8 ans d’expérience en cupping
We leave you now with the first images of the agency. Since this video, a few things have evolved, but we keep it as a surprise for when you come over!