Cafeind coffees are sourced entirely from Australian specialty producers. At this level of the market considerably more care and attention is placed on quality rather than quantity – a downfall of many generic commercial coffee grades.
Green coffee selected for Cafeind blends has been rigorously tested and analysed at various stages along the supply chain to ensure only premium grades of product are utilized.
Each lot is roasted in a world class, technologically advanced roast plant, designed and built to deliver the maximum potential of the raw green coffee product. The process is further refined with both hardware and procedural regimes for both consistency and accuracy.
As a dedicated supplier of 100% Australian produced coffee, Cafeind has a rare and detailed knowledge of the intricate nature of these products. We have been intimately involved with the development and evolution of a true Australian Single Origin Espresso, ideally suited for use in the cafe and restaurant environment.
Cafeind products are packed using Modified Atmosphere Packaging technology to ensure they reach the end user in the freshest condition possible.
By eliminating oxygen from the package, the rate of staling is vastly reduced, however this technology enables the retention of the volatile gasses given off in the immediate post-roast period, which in the usual course are allowed to escape before the product is packaged, due to a ballooning effect of the package medium.
The Cafeind difference
Cafeind provides a vehicle for creating a POINT OF DIFFERENCE for your cafe or restaurant business. You can leverage our unique products with our complete training and promotional support, which equates to pure potential for significant coffee sales increases and a higher overall turnover.
Fortunately the Australian coffee industry was virtually dormant between the 1890’s and 1980’s, when the rest of the world suffered the spread of such catastrophes as Coffee Rust and Broca Beatle. These problems also resulted in the establishment of rigorous chemical application regimes, as an attempt to save large overseas crops. Customers can be assured coffee sourced by Cafeind has not been sprayed with any harmful pesticides or fungicides.
Our pest and disease free status is only the start of Cafeind’s sustainable business. Further steps are also taken to ensure the same goals are achieved in both the harvesting and processing systems. Cafeind coffees are all processed through a state-of-the-art facility designed to limit water use and contamination, and recycle all solid waste by-products back to the plantations to cut fertilizer use and limit harmful pollution.
Socially Responsible Production
Every individual involved in the production of Cafeind products, from the farm to the roaster, has been rewarded for their efforts under Australian industrial labour awards, featuring fair rates of pay and strict workplace health and safety regimes, as well as compulsory superannuation and benefits.
These production standards are in marked contrast to virtually all of the world’s commercial coffee production regions, which invariably are set in third world and developing nations with long histories of slave based economies, poor rates of pay and very little attention to the health and well being of employees.
One of the hallmarks of the specialty coffee industry developed over the past 20 years has been the evolution of direct relationships between producers and roasters. These relationships by-pass the traditional trading mechanism involving producers, processors, consolidators, exporters, importers, brokers and distributors as well as the contract trading houses of New York and London, which have for centuries maintained the status quo of low prices for producers and high costs for consumers, whilst adding margins at each level.
Direct supply chain relationships developed by Cafeind ensure producers receive the best possible returns for their products, while still managing to release coffee into the Australian market at comparable prices to imported products, despite raw material prices at least 2-3 times that of imported commercial coffee grades.