At Third Wave Coffee Source, we strive for perfection at all stages of the production. From the growing of coffee trees and keeping a sustainable farm, to the highest standards of harvesting and processing. By having control over all stages of the production, we are able to influence the key decisions that result in an extraordinary cup of coffee.
To ensure that our coffees are of the highest quality we have a state of the art cupping lab in Guatemala City. Our Q-Grader qualified and Cup of Excellence judge cuppers ensure that all our coffees meet the exacting standards and represent our commitment to the highest quality. The coffee is then re-cupped once it reaches its destination where roasters can taste our hard work.
Sourcing directly from the coffee growers shortens the supply chain, meaning producers receive a higher price for their coffee. Not only is the price fairer, but direct trade also allows farmers to be rewarded for superior quality, setting a benchmark in the region for exemplary coffee production. Without having to rely on certifications or conditions set by third parties, coffee buyers are able to meet and communicate directly with farmers to agree on a price.
However, if you are a small roaster, how are you going to export and import the coffee you purchase? Well do not worry, not only will we grow the coffee, we export it, and import it anywhere in the world, so that it is delivered directly to your roaster.
We work with a range of sustainable and well-managed coffee farms to ensure the coffee retains its high quality in the long term. We provide small farmers with technical advice and physical guidance on coffee tree growing, on how to keep a coffee farm to the highest standards and on the best harvesting and processing methods. We believe in giving the farmers good incentives to work progressively towards higher quality standards.
Allowing the farms to work in harmony with their natural state and local fauna, can be beneficial both for the quality of the coffee and on the environment, leaving the world a better place than how we found it, both socially and environmentally.