Coffee / 250g
Coffee / 250g
The most ethical and sustainable coffee we have found. Single sourced.
Our Iksvhaku coffee comprises a selection of the higest quality coffee’s of the Mandal of Araku.
Organic • Wheat-free • Does not naturally contain gluten • Vegan • Dairy-free.
Sourcing & Story
The Araku valley lies in the picturesque Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, 90 km north-west of Vishakhapatnam. The entire region is inhabited by indigenous tribes who are some of the earliest residents of the Indian peninsula. Their culture is replete with unique folklore and traditions. When the Naandi Foundation began its operations in Araku Valley in 2001, it was clear that support was required in the areas of livelihoods and education.
Hence Naandi’s first programme focused on improving incomes of small and marginal indigenous farmers growing coffee and raising the quality of education in government primary schools attended by their children.
Realizing the magnitude of the project and keeping its sustainability in mind, Naandi organised the farmers into a cooperative. To our great delight Women have reached the highest levels of leadership (i.e. the Board of Directors) and receive equal pay for equal work. Naandi’s activities have encompassed a wide scope: soil inoculation to restore organic nutrients, preservation and provision of shade trees, trainings in organic and biodynamic farming techniques, installation of a state-of-the-art processing unit, and – critically – organization of the farmers into a cooperative.
All of this has resulted in the coffees of Araku Valley to becoming one fo the most exotic and highest quality Arabica’s in the world.
Mandal of Araku Valley
SLN 4, SLN5, SLN 796
910 – 1100 meters
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