Sustainable Harvest is a specialty coffee importer known for its Relationship Coffee Model, an innovative approach that leads to higher quality coffee and better prices for the best coffees.
Sustainable Harvest has built a strong reputation in the specialty coffee industry for its Relationship Coffee Model, an innovative approach to improving the quality of specialty coffee. The Relationship Coffee Model helps growers and roasters create the highest possible quality coffee product.
Social, Environmental and Economic Impact:
Through economic development of co-ops and training for producers, Sustainable Harvest helps bring sustainable business solutions to address coffee producer quality. Sustainable Harvest concentrates on facilitating direct relationships between the producers and their coffee roaster customers, so that the message of standards and cupping expectations can be clearly communicated. Towards that end, Sustainable Harvest invests over $600,000 annually in supply side training activity, including Sustainable Harvest at Origin training offices, and farmer-roaster relationship-building events like the annual gathering of its supply chain partners called “Let’s Talk Coffee.”
By utilizing the Relationship Coffee Model, Sustainable Harvest effectively replaces the traditional commoditized trade model with one based on supply chain accountability and differentiated high quality products. The Sustainable Harvest at Origin offices in Peru, Mexico and Tanzania facilitate daily direct communication and involvement with the roasters and their producers. These offices support farmers by creating the conditions for transparent information sharing between the sellers and buyers.
Through the Sustainable Harvest Relationship Coffee model, roasters and growers get information, business tools, training, financing, and expanded networks of social service providers — which lead to higher quality coffee and better prices for the best coffees.