G E R M A N Y

HERMANN POHLMANN

Administration
Project Development

MARLON ROMMEL

Member & Community Care
Marketing & Sales

CHARLOTTE V.WULFFEN

Public Relations

XIAOBO MAO

Accounting

JASPAR RÖH

Finances &
Controlling

M E X I C O

ESTEBAN ACOSTA PEREIRA

Consultant and Instructor for Sustainable Agriculture

DAVID AKLE CANTÚ

Biologist
Coordinator of Teikei Coffee Farmers

ANA LAURA AGUILAR

Biologist
Farmer Care                         Export & Logistics

S W I T Z E R L A N D

SILVAN SUTER

Community Care
Roaster

BEATRICE HESS

Administration
& Accounting

CHRISTOPH WALTHER

Development of TEIKEI Coffee Switzerland
Member Care

C A F É

AARON KÜPPERS

Design
Gastronomy

ARNDT STEINACKER

Gastronomy

PAULA GORDON

Gastronomy

SEBASTIAN TELFER

Gastronmy

QUESTIONS ON TEIKEI COFFEE

QUESTIONS ON ORDERING

QUESTIONS ON COMMUNITY

1. What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a form of economy – simple but revolutionary, called Solidarity Agriculture in German and teikei [tƐi’kƐi:] in Japanese.

People join together to finance agriculture:

Consumers finance farmers to grow crops and in return share the harvest – i.e. yields and harvest risks are shared in solidarity. The community between consumers and farmers is independent of the market and its fluctuations, and a close exchange and balanced decision-making mechanisms are created.

2. Why a CSA for Coffee?

Normally, a CSA works as a regional agriculture for daily food. We aim to expand this to other areas, worldwide. Teikei Coffee is a project that aims to bring coffee farmers, seafarers, roasters and consumers into a relationship of solidarity at eye level. In this way, a coffee economy can be created that is fair to people and nature. The cornerstones of this economy are fair wages, direct routes without unnecessary intermediate steps, environmentally friendly processes and the closest possible exchange.

3. What is Teikei Coffee doing?

Teikei Coffee is building a community. The principles of solidarity agriculture serve as a guiding principle. In this community are farmers in Oaxaca, Mexico, sailors from our partners of the Timbercoast shipping company, roasters in Europe and the consumers who enjoy the coffee. As part of the community, you do not only enjoy high quality coffee. With your membership you ensure the financial stability of all involved and stand up for a sustainable coffee economy. You support new ways of environmentally friendly cultivation and new (old) shores of transport by sailing ship. How to become part of this community, you can find out here.

4. Is Teikei Coffee Organic?

Teikei Coffee carries the organic certificate as a “trader”, in all steps we pay attention to a clean, humane and environmentally friendly processing. Not all of our farmers carry the certificate in cultivation, which is why we are not allowed to carry the organic seal on the bag. Each harvest, however, is subjected to a pollutant control to ensure that the coffee is not contaminated.

5. Is Teikei Coffee Fairtrade?

Fair trade is an integral part of our mission statement. Fair wages and structures are our guiding principle. For us, money is not an end in itself, but a means to the end of making the coffee industry fair for everyone involved. However, we do not carry a Fairtrade certificate. We want to establish our own form of trade, with our own principles and standards. Feel free to contact us if you want to go deeper into this topic.

6. What is a harvest risk and how do I carry it?

There are many uncontrollable risks in agriculture – crop damage occurs from extreme weather, insects, disease, etc. Many of these factors are closely linked to climate change, which could potentially impact agriculture negatively. In many places, farmers bear these risks on their own shoulders. A good harvest means a secure supply basis for farmer and family. However, an impaired harvest can quickly threaten the existence of the farmer. We do not want farmers to bear the entire risk of the harvest on their own shoulders, but would like to share this risk in a spirit of solidarity. Currently we work with a price per kg in which the risk is priced in. You get exactly the amount you paid for.

7. Where is the coffee grown?

Teikei coffee is grown in Oaxaca, Mexico. We work with two cooperatives in particular. Learn more about our work in Mexico here.

8. How is the coffee transported

The coffee is transported by sailing ship from Mexico to Germany. A form of transport that is unfortunately unusual today, for which we would like to stand up and spare no expense or effort. It is worth reading more about it here. …more

9. Where is the coffee roasted?

We roast in Germany and Switzerland. In Germany, we roast at Docklands Coffee in Seevetal near Hamburg. In Switzerland, we roast in Bern at Adrianos and at the Hochstrasser roastery in Luzern. Read more about our roasting facilities here. …more

10. How can I participate?

Teikei Coffee lives through its members. In the near future, we will be organized as a cooperative. When that time comes, you can be part of it and get involved in working groups for a sustainable coffee economy. You can already take your first step into the community by drinking Teikei coffee. Sign up for a subscription with us. We call this a “harvest share”, or your share of the harvest of the Teikei Coffee community. You can do it here. …more

11. What is the Teikei Café?

Teikei Café makes the Teikei Coffee community and history tangible. We serve mindfully brewed Teikei Coffee with delicious organic food and are excited to engage in conversation with you. Our first and so far only Teikei Café is located at Marktstraße 25, 20357 Hamburg. We are looking forward to your visit.

1. How to get Teikei Coffee? Do I have to be a Member?

You can enjoy Teikei Coffee through different channels, but you don’t have to be a Teikei Coffee member.

1. you subscribe to us and become a member of the Teikei Coffee community. This is most in line with our philosophy. Here you can take responsibility and enjoy the coffee most directly and cheapest.

2. you order as a non-member in our online tasting store. Simple, easy and fast you can order a small amount of Teikei Coffee to try first if you like the coffee before you become part of the community.

2. How do I subscribe for the Teikei Coffee community?

Here you can subscribe to your own coffee. You have the choice to buy a single subscription and get the coffee delivered directly to your home or you can buy a community subscription and pick up the coffee at a distribution point of your community.

We always deliver in 1 kg bags or in 10 kg unpacked containers. We deliver the coffee either, monthly, 2-monthly or 3-monthly. We recommend the 3-monthly delivery. We deliver to your home or community within a week of each roast.

You always pay for one year. So you estimate your approximate year’s supply and pay for it when you place your order. Don’t worry, you can adjust the delivery amount below the year if you realize that you drink less or more coffee.

3. When do I have to order?

A harvest year always begins and ends for us in July. This is the month when the sailing ship arrives with our harvest. However, you can become part of the Teikei Coffee community at any time. So you can subscribe in any month of the year and enjoy the first delivery of Teikei Coffee already in the following month.

4. Can I cancel my subscription?
A subscription always runs for one year. However, in special cases we also accept cancellations within the year and refund the remaining amount. Feel free to contact us.

5. How long does a subscription run and does it renew automatically?

The subscription is always for one year. You pay in advance 4, 6, or 12 deliveries per year, depending on the desired delivery rhythm. After receiving the last delivery, you will receive an email from us asking if you would like to renew your subscription. An automatic renewal is not provided by default, but we will be happy to set it up for you if you wish.

6. Why is it worthwhile to subscribe in a community?

The community subscription has many advantages and is the preferred model. You have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other members and meet new people. You bundle your deliveries and save unnecessary shipping and packaging material. This not only protects the environment but also your wallet, because in the community the subscription is cheapest.

7. What is the cost of Teikei coffee and how is the price calculated?

The price of a kg of coffee varies from 29 € per kg and 33 €, depending on how you order the coffee from us. Unpacked is the cheapest model, while the kg in the online tasting store is the most expensive. You can find the exact cost breakdown here.

8. How do I start a community and what do I need to consider?

If you want to start your own community, the only condition is to order at least 5kg per delivery. If this is guaranteed, just follow these steps:

Fill out this form

Here you will be asked step by step how your community should be set up. Delivery frequency, maximum delivery quantity, address of the delivery depot – all this is described and requested here. Just send us the completed form, after a few days we will have set up the community and notify you by e-mail. From then on you and everyone else can sign up for a coffee subscription under this form.

The billing for each subscription is between the subscribers and Teikei Coffee. So you only have to take care of the distribution, we take care of the financial part.

It is a good idea to set up an email distribution list through which you can communicate as a community to organize the distribution and events if necessary.

As an organizer, you can also set up a Teikei Coffee email address to use for organizational purposes, you do this in the first form.

9. How exactly does the ordering process work in communities?
The community subscription has many advantages and is the preferred model. You have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other members and meet new people. You bundle your deliveries and save unnecessary shipping and packaging material. This not only protects the environment but also your wallet, because in the community the subscription is cheapest.

 

10. How does Teikei Coffee's zero-waste service work?

We roast your coffee fresh, as filter coffee or espresso (beans). Packed in a 10kg tin bucket, each 10kg filling costs a total of 290,00 € + 10 € postage (the postage is waived if you pre-finance your annual requirement). In addition, there is a one-time cost per bucket of 17,00 € (8,- € for the bucket, 9,- € for a three-layer cardboard box, which can be used several times, so you pay this cost only for the first order). When the bucket arrives, you empty it and send the bucket back to our roaster for refilling. The bucket and carton are then your property. The only effort you will have to make is to clean the bucket according to your wishes and bring it to the post office. It would also be very helpful if you label the bucket and the package and make it clear that they belong to you. Write us if you’re interested!

11. Is Teikei Coffee also available for purchase as green beans?

Yes, we also offer the beans green and for self-roasting. We are very interested in building up decentralized roasting structures and strive to equip each individual Teikei Coffee community with its own roaster. In this way, transport distances can be kept short and the tastes of the individual members can be addressed more individually. Contact us!

12. Can I change my delivery quantity at any time?

Yes, you can flexibly adjust the delivery quantity for the next delivery. If you notice that you have ordered too little or too much coffee, simply contact us at info@teikeicoffee.org.

13. Which roasts do you offer?

The coffee can be ordered in the form of filter coffee or espresso, each as a bean or also ground. The two varieties then differ in the roasting, but not in the bean itself. All varieties are packaged as a 1 kg package. Is 1 kg too much for you? Surely you know a person in your circle of acquaintances who would like to share the bag with you!

1. Why is roasting done in Germany? Wouldn't it make sense to leave the entire value chain in Mexico so that Mexican coffee roasters also benefit from fair trade?

Absolutely right, actually roasting in the country of origin would be much better. However, with coffee, from the moment of roasting, two processes take place that weaken the aroma of the coffee. First, during roasting, sugars are converted to gases, which escape from the bean as time passes after roasting, and aroma compounds also escape. Secondly, aroma compounds in the coffee are oxidized by contact with oxygen. Both processes mean that the coffee should be consumed within 2-3 months, otherwise it will not taste as fresh and good. With ground coffee, this process is even faster. Since the sailing ship alone is on the road for about 2 months and we are supplied only once a year, we can therefore unfortunately not do otherwise than roast the coffee in Germany.

2. How do the administration costs of 6 € come about? Will these costs be reduced in the future?

The term “Teikei Administration” describes a wide range of processes. It includes salaries, fees for tax and legal advice, accounts, travel expenses, costs for accounting programs, websites and store systems, as well as the costs of developing our way of doing business. Since we are breaking new ground in many things, there are few ready-made patterns that we could easily integrate. In the end, there is really no profit margin left over, as with many other companies. Our goal is a cost-covering calculation. As soon as profits arise, these are also fed into a pot, from which further Teikei projects can draw financing. However, with increasing distribution volumes, we will also reduce the item “administration”, which is mostly made up of fixed costs, as you have already assumed.

3. Is it possible to join the sailing transport as a shipmate?

All on deck and ready to go! The Timbercoast is always looking for motivated sailors for their Avontuur. However, this is not for free. Details and conditions can be found on the website of our partners. The experience of sailing on the Avontuur has already been made by some of our team members and we can highly recommend this experience. Click here for their website

4. How else can I participate at Teikei Coffee?

We’d love for you to get involved as an active member or community organizer. If you would like to go one step further and join the core team of Teikei Coffee, please contact us. Maybe we can welcome you as a new team member soon.

5. How is the coffee prepared for transport after harvest?

After harvesting and further processing, the coffee beans are filled into GrainPro and then into jute bags to protect them from harmful influences. One jute bag contains 30 kg, as opposed to the 69 kg containers that are otherwise commercially available. This is easy on the backs of everyone involved, from the farmers to the sailors to the roaster.

FRAGEN ZU TEIKEI COFFEE

1. What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a form of economy – simple but revolutionary, called Solidarity Agriculture in German and teikei [tƐi’kƐi:] in Japanese.

People join together to finance agriculture:

Consumers finance farmers to grow crops and in return share the harvest – i.e. yields and harvest risks are shared in solidarity. The community between consumers and farmers is independent of the market and its fluctuations, and a close exchange and balanced decision-making mechanisms are created.

2. Why a CSA for Coffee?

Normally, a CSA works as a regional agriculture for daily food. We aim to expand this to other areas, worldwide. Teikei Coffee is a project that aims to bring coffee farmers, seafarers, roasters and consumers into a relationship of solidarity at eye level. In this way, a coffee economy can be created that is fair to people and nature. The cornerstones of this economy are fair wages, direct routes without unnecessary intermediate steps, environmentally friendly processes and the closest possible exchange.

3. What is Teikei Coffee doing exactly?

Teikei Coffee is building a community. The principles of solidarity agriculture serve as a guiding principle. In this community are farmers in Oaxaca, Mexico, sailors from our partners of the Timbercoast shipping company, roasters in Europe and the consumers who enjoy the coffee. As part of the community, you do not only enjoy high quality coffee. With your membership you ensure the financial stability of all involved and stand up for a sustainable coffee economy. You support new ways of environmentally friendly cultivation and new (old) shores of transport by sailing ship. How to become part of this community, you can find out here.

4. Is Teikei Coffee Organic?

Teikei Coffee carries the organic certificate as a “trader”, in all steps we pay attention to a clean, humane and environmentally friendly processing. Not all of our farmers carry the certificate in cultivation, which is why we are not allowed to carry the organic seal on the bag. Each harvest, however, is subjected to a pollutant control to ensure that the coffee is not contaminated.

5. Is Teikei Coffee Fairtrade?

Fair trade is an integral part of our mission statement. Fair wages and structures are our guiding principle. For us, money is not an end in itself, but a means to the end of making the coffee industry fair for everyone involved. However, we do not carry a Fairtrade certificate. We want to establish our own form of trade, with our own principles and standards. Feel free to contact us if you want to go deeper into this topic.

6. What is a harvest risk and how do I carry it?

There are many uncontrollable risks in agriculture – crop damage occurs from extreme weather, insects, disease, etc. Many of these factors are closely linked to climate change, which could potentially impact agriculture negatively. In many places, farmers bear these risks on their own shoulders. A good harvest means a secure supply basis for farmer and family. However, an impaired harvest can quickly threaten the existence of the farmer. We do not want farmers to bear the entire risk of the harvest on their own shoulders, but would like to share this risk in a spirit of solidarity. Currently we work with a price per kg in which the risk is priced in. You get exactly the amount you paid for.

7. Where is the coffee grown?

Teikei coffee is grown in Oaxaca, Mexico. We work with two cooperatives in particular. Learn more about our work in Mexico here.

8. How is the coffee transported?

The coffee is transported by sailing ship from Mexico to Germany. A form of transport that is unfortunately unusual today, for which we would like to stand up and spare no expense or effort. It is worth reading more about it here.

9. Where is the coffee roasted?

We roast in Germany and Switzerland. In Germany, we roast at Docklands Coffee in Seevetal near Hamburg. In Switzerland, we roast in Bern at Adrianos and at the Hochstrasser roastery in Luzern. Read more about our roasting facilities here.

10. How can I participate?

Teikei Coffee lives through its members. In the near future, we will be organized as a cooperative. When that time comes, you can be part of it and get involved in working groups for a sustainable coffee economy. You can already take your first step into the community by drinking Teikei coffee. Sign up for a subscription with us. We call this a “harvest share”, or your share of the harvest of the Teikei Coffee community. You can do it here.

11. What is the Teikei Café?

Teikei Café makes the Teikei Coffee community and history tangible. We serve mindfully brewed Teikei Coffee with delicious organic food and are excited to engage in conversation with you. Our first and so far only Teikei Café is located at Marktstraße 25, 20357 Hamburg. We are looking forward to your visit.

FRAGEN ZUR BESTELLUNG/ABO

1. How to get Teikei Coffee? Do I have to be a Member?

You can enjoy Teikei Coffee through different channels, but you don’t have to be a Teikei Coffee member.

1. you subscribe to us and become a member of the Teikei Coffee community. This is most in line with our philosophy. Here you can take responsibility and enjoy the coffee most directly and cheapest.

2. you order as a non-member in our online tasting store. Simple, easy and fast you can order a small amount of Teikei Coffee to try first if you like the coffee before you become part of the community.

2. Via our online form (link to your coffee) you can subscribe to your own coffee. You have the choice to buy a single subscription and get the coffee delivered directly to your home or you can buy a community subscription and pick up the coffee at a distribution point of your community. We always deliver in 1 kg bags or in 10 kg unpacked containers. We deliver the coffee either, monthly, 2-monthly or 3-monthly. We recommend the 3-monthly delivery. We deliver to your home or community within a week of each roast. You always pay for one year. So you estimate your approximate year’s supply and pay for it when you place your order. Don’t worry, you can adjust the delivery amount below the year if you realize that you drink less or more coffee.

Here you can subscribe to your own coffee. You have the choice to buy a single subscription and get the coffee delivered directly to your home or you can buy a community subscription and pick up the coffee at a distribution point of your community.

We always deliver in 1 kg bags or in 10 kg unpacked containers. We deliver the coffee either, monthly, 2-monthly or 3-monthly. We recommend the 3-monthly delivery. We deliver to your home or community within a week of each roast.

You always pay for one year. So you estimate your approximate year’s supply and pay for it when you place your order. Don’t worry, you can adjust the delivery amount below the year if you realize that you drink less or more coffee.

3. When do I have to place my order?

A harvest year always begins and ends for us in July. This is the month when the sailing ship arrives with our harvest. However, you can become part of the Teikei Coffee community at any time. So you can subscribe in any month of the year and enjoy the first delivery of Teikei Coffee already in the following month.

4. Can I cancel my subscription?

A subscription always runs for one year. However, in special cases we also accept cancellations within the year and refund the remaining amount. Feel free to contact us.

5. How long does a subscription run and does it renew automatically?

The subscription is always for one year. You pay in advance 4, 6, or 12 deliveries per year, depending on the desired delivery rhythm. After receiving the last delivery, you will receive an email from us asking if you would like to renew your subscription. An automatic renewal is not provided by default, but we will be happy to set it up for you if you wish.

6. Why is it worthwhile to subscribe in a community?

The community subscription has many advantages and is the preferred model. You have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other members and meet new people. You bundle your deliveries and save unnecessary shipping and packaging material. This not only protects the environment but also your wallet, because in the community the subscription is cheapest.

7. What is the cost of Teikei coffee and how is the price calculated?

The price of a kg of coffee varies from 29 € per kg and 33 €, depending on how you order the coffee from us. Unpacked is the cheapest model, while the kg in the online tasting store is the most expensive. You can find the exact cost breakdown here.

8. How do I start a community and what do I need to consider?

If you want to start your own community, the only condition is to order at least 5kg per delivery. If this is guaranteed, just follow these steps:

Fill out this form

Here you will be asked step by step how your community should be set up. Delivery frequency, maximum delivery quantity, address of the delivery depot – all this is described and requested here. Just send us the completed form, after a few days we will have set up the community and notify you by e-mail. From then on you and everyone else can sign up for a coffee subscription under this form.

The billing for each subscription is between the subscribers and Teikei Coffee. So you only have to take care of the distribution, we take care of the financial part.

It is a good idea to set up an email distribution list through which you can communicate as a community to organize the distribution and events if necessary.

As an organizer, you can also set up a Teikei Coffee email address to use for organizational purposes, you do this in the first form.

9. How exactly does the ordering process work in communities?

The community subscription has many advantages and is the preferred model. You have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other members and meet new people. You bundle your deliveries and save unnecessary shipping and packaging material. This not only protects the environment but also your wallet, because in the community the subscription is cheapest.

10. How does Teikei Coffee's zero-waste service work?

We roast your coffee fresh, as filter coffee or espresso (beans). Packed in a 10kg tin bucket, each 10kg filling costs a total of 290,00 € + 10 € postage (the postage is waived if you pre-finance your annual requirement). In addition, there is a one-time cost per bucket of 17,00 € (8,- € for the bucket, 9,- € for a three-layer cardboard box, which can be used several times, so you pay this cost only for the first order). When the bucket arrives, you empty it and send the bucket back to our roaster for refilling. The bucket and carton are then your property. The only effort you will have to make is to clean the bucket according to your wishes and bring it to the post office. It would also be very helpful if you label the bucket and the package and make it clear that they belong to you. Write us if you’re interested!

11. Is Teikei Coffee also available for purchase as green beans?
Yes, we also offer the beans green and for self-roasting. We are very interested in building up decentralized roasting structures and strive to equip each individual Teikei Coffee community with its own roaster. In this way, transport distances can be kept short and the tastes of the individual members can be addressed more individually. Contact us! 
12. Can I change my delivery quantity at any time?

Yes, you can flexibly adjust the delivery quantity for the next delivery. If you notice that you have ordered too little or too much coffee, simply contact us at info@teikeicoffee.org.

13. Which roasts do you offer?

The coffee can be ordered in the form of filter coffee or espresso, each as a bean or also ground. The two varieties then differ in the roasting, but not in the bean itself. All varieties are packaged as a 1 kg package. Is 1 kg too much for you? Surely you know a person in your circle of acquaintances who would like to share the bag with you!

FRAGEN ZUR GEMEINSCHAFT

1. Why is roasting done in Germany? Wouldn't it make sense to leave the entire value chain in Mexico so that Mexican coffee roasters also benefit from fair trade?

Absolutely right, actually roasting in the country of origin would be much better. However, with coffee, from the moment of roasting, two processes take place that weaken the aroma of the coffee. First, during roasting, sugars are converted to gases, which escape from the bean as time passes after roasting, and aroma compounds also escape. Secondly, aroma compounds in the coffee are oxidized by contact with oxygen. Both processes mean that the coffee should be consumed within 2-3 months, otherwise it will not taste as fresh and good. With ground coffee, this process is even faster. Since the sailing ship alone is on the road for about 2 months and we are supplied only once a year, we can therefore unfortunately not do otherwise than roast the coffee in Germany.

2. How do the administration costs of 6 € come about? Will these costs be reduced in the future?

The term “Teikei Administration” describes a wide range of processes. It includes salaries, fees for tax and legal advice, accounts, travel expenses, costs for accounting programs, websites and store systems, as well as the costs of developing our way of doing business. Since we are breaking new ground in many things, there are few ready-made patterns that we could easily integrate. In the end, there is really no profit margin left over, as with many other companies. Our goal is a cost-covering calculation. As soon as profits arise, these are also fed into a pot, from which further Teikei projects can draw financing. However, with increasing distribution volumes, we will also reduce the item “administration”, which is mostly made up of fixed costs, as you have already assumed.

3. Is it possible to join the sailing transport as a shipmate?

All on deck and ready to go! The Timbercoast is always looking for motivated sailors for their Avontuur. However, this is not for free. Details and conditions can be found on the website of our partners. The experience of sailing on the Avontuur has already been made by some of our team members and we can highly recommend this experience. Click here for their website. 

4. How else can I participate at Teikei Coffee?

We’d love for you to get involved as an active member or community organizer. If you would like to go one step further and join the core team of Teikei Coffee, please contact us. Maybe we can welcome you as a new team member soon.

5. How is the coffee prepared for transport after harvest?

After harvesting and further processing, the coffee beans are filled into GrainPro and then into jute bags to protect them from harmful influences. One jute bag contains 30 kg, as opposed to the 69 kg containers that are otherwise commercially available. This is easy on the backs of everyone involved, from the farmers to the sailors to the roaster.

Value chain

In a globalised world, supply and value chains are becoming longer and more complex. At one end of the value chain, producers are dependent on the world market price, supply agreements and are exposed to significant social and economic risks. At the other end, consumers know little or nothing about the impacts and details of the value chain. In order to make value chains sustainable and viable …more

Transparency

As soon as several actors are involved, there is often the problem of so-called information asymmetries. This means that there is an unequal distribution of information or power and decision-making relationships, which in turn influence individual opportunities for participation. In many systems, these inequalities are difficult to keep track of because information flows are not specifically set up and promoted. Honest and real transparency requires a high level …more

Optimal company size

In order to be able to enjoy global products in a sustainable way in Germany, a community supported economy makes sense. The focus is on developing a global economy that is sustainable from an economic, social and ecological perspective. Scaled to individual businesses, this means that they should pursue a business model that strives …more

Fair trade

The term ‘fair trade’ is an open principle that is often considered in direct connection with the label of the World Fair Trade Organization, the latter sets standards for cultivation and processing, as well as price minimums. As such, the Fairtrade label has a good influence. However, a fair economy should …more

Pre-financing

Teikei Coffee is created by the community, inspired by community supported agriculture (CSA), to farm globally and sustainably. The focus is on price calculation and financial support for the farms, in order to be able to calculate the right price for the coffee by considering the social, ecological …more

Harvest share

A harvest share means taking a part of the harvest. This means that you are responsible for this part of the harvest and pre-finance it with your early payment. By taking over a member contribution, you can also share the financial and harvesting risks. You order your harvest share from Teikei Coffee …more

Subscription
Through your coffee subscription, you become part of a community supported economy that works inspired by the principles of solidarity agriculture. Your contribution is paid once a year via the harvest share form. The calculation results in a cumulative total price of €31.20 per kilogram of coffee. Since the work for a kilogram of coffee distributed through a consumption share …more
Healthy ecosystems

Humans depend on intact ecosystems and on their functions. It is therefore essential to farm in a way that ensures the continuity of ecosystems. Today, agriculture is often practised in a way that harms soil, animals and plants, while also favouring climate change. Agriculture always means that humans have an influence …more

Harvest risk

There are many uncontrollable risks in agriculture: crop damage is caused by extreme weather, insects, diseases, etc. Many of these factors are closely linked to climate change, and as it progresses, these events are likely to become more frequent and more severe. In many places, farmers bear these risks on their own shoulders. A good harvest …more

Avontuur

Our partner Timbercoast has been sailing cargo across the oceans with their sailing ship ‘Avontuur’ (Dutch for adventure) since 2016. The team headed by Cornelius Bockermann spent two years converting a 44m-long cargo sailer from 1920 to realise their dream of a ‘Mission Zero’. With a crew of 5-6 professional sailors, the Avontuur sails once a year …more

Roastings

We roast the coffee either as espresso or filter coffee. Our espresso is a classic, so-called medium roast. The short, gentle roast means that the roasted aromas tend to remain in the background, so that the character of the coffee comes out better. The taste is best described as a balanced blend of a sweet caramel note …more

Cooperation

Our structure is similar to that of a community supported agriculture (CSA). The difference is that the coffee farmers are not close to the consumers. In order to adhere to our principles, it is therefore essential to distribute the coffee beans as directly as possible in order to guarantee the transparency of the value chain. In addition to the online shop …more

Teikei Coffee Community

The Teikei Coffee community consists of all the people (called members) who receive a share of the harvest from Teikei Coffee or are involved in its creation, i.e. the farmers, our partners in Mexico, the sailing crew, our roasters and community organisers. In the broadest sense, the people who support us on our journey are also part of the community.

Teikei Coffee NGO

Currently, a Teikei Coffee NGO is being established in Mexico to be a strong and independent local representation to control and support partners and farmers. Teikei Coffee offers a platform where the tools and principles of community supported agriculture can be used, shared and developed.

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