Our business revolves around having a profound impact on the success and wellbeing of every single face involved.
As a Certified B Corporation, BOCCA vows to improve the quality of life in coffee-growing regions by fostering long-term relationships and showcasing partners across the entire supply chain. It’s that very commitment that fueled the foundation of initiatives such as The Suke Quto School Project, which harbor community-wide change along the bean-to-cup journey
We are inspired to share the journey that coffee takes from the farm to your cup. Through this openness, we hope to create honest partnerships, with farmers, producers, importers, and you, our client.
We love learning and will never cease innovating, sharing our knowledge, and enabling personal achievement within our company, the coffee growing community, and our customers. We support these lively partnerships.
The principles in action
We envision a future where our core values will improve the lives of everyone involved in our coffee community. Last year the average price we paid for our coffee was 56% above the Fair-Trade minimum price. This translates to an additional USD 534,000 for our coffee-growing community. It’s a direct incentive for the farmers; they see that we actually are willing to pay for quality and for the extra mile we ask for.
We got the chance to meet and talk to one of the coffee farmers of Suke Quto during our origin trip to Ethiopia. It was the first time he truly saw the end result of his hard work.
The owner of the farm, Tesfaye, has always been a ‘frontrunner’. He continuously strives to improve the quality of his coffee by innovation and by education of his people. His coffee is part of the operation cherry red program and he is the driving force behind the school that’s being built for the children of his workers.
Ever since we’ve visited Adolfo Ferreira, we’ve been wanting to buy his coffee. So we’re super happy this is finally happening now. Adolfo is the owner of both Fazenda Passeio and Fazenda Lagoa, located on mountain slopes near the town of Alfenas, Minas Gerais. He is extremely caring, sweet and knowledgeable. Knowing all current Brazilian varietals – including when they arrived in the country and which they were crossed with – by heart! Adolfo is also the president of the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA), striving for all the Brazilian coffee farmers to produce the best quality possible and sharing his knowledge wherever and whenever possible. Apart from coffee, he is a strong competitor on the soccer field at his farm.
Menno with old friend Haile Gebre, owner of the Shakisso farm, Ethiopia. Haile and Menno have been working together for many years now. Haile has 7 daughters and calls Menno ‘his son’.