Organisation Category: Accommodation & Food Services
Kōkako Organic Coffee have roasted exceptional Fairtrade Organic certifed coffee in Auckland since their inception in 2001. We supply coffee and drinking chocolate to over 70 cafes across the country and pride ourselves on our commitment to continually bettering how their business supports this earth and it’s people. All our beans and drinking chocolate are bagged in home-compost friendly packaging.
Quality is paramount to us and as such we work with various co-operatives and traders to source green coffee from organic fairtrade farms across the world; we are constantly looking for new and interesting flavour profiles that produce a consistent well-rounded cup of coffee.
We ‘cup’ our coffee daily at our roastery in Mt Eden to ensure that every origin we buy, blend and roast can stand up to our quality standards. Anyone is welcome at our weekly cupping sessions, if you wish to join us, please get in touch with us on email@example.com
At Kokako we have and continue to build sustainable initiatives into our business. We say that ‘sustainability is part of our DNA’ and here are some examples of how we approach it:
We are strong advocates for Fairtrade and as a business we sit on the board of the Auckland Fairtrade Committee. We also support the annual Oxfam Coffee Break which encourages offices, community groups and schools to buy Fairtrade. This sees us working collaboratively with Fairtrade NZ on consumer awareness including annual sponsorship of the Fairtrade breakfast targeted at Auckland CBD businesses.
Although Fairtrade Coffee is a growing category in New Zealand, we do not roast ‘commodity coffee’, and we differentiate ourselves from the larger Fairtrade Coffee brands through our artisan approach and strong focus on organics.
Our 100% focus on Fairtrade sees us currently generate a substantial annual Fairtrade Premium which goes back to the coffee co-ops in the origins we buy from. We back this up with ‘third party verification’ from both Fairtrade and Biogro NZ for the organic status of our coffee.
As such, relationships throughout the whole supply chain are paramount to us – from the grower, to the co-op, traders, certifiers, then to our roaster, to our wholesale customers and then most importantly to our customers. We are all one big community.
Our commitment to sustainability is not driven by corporate necessity to ‘become greener’ but instead fostered by our belief that it is smarter for business and better for the environment and the people within it.
Community is important to Kokako and it comes in many forms. From hyper local to the social media community we like to stay connected. We are involved in a whole heap of community initiatives, including Fairtrade, Hungry Bins, Forest and Bird, and Biogro.Awards and Certifications:
- NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards Winner
- BioGro Organic New Zealand
- Fair Trade Certified
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Listing last updated 22/08/2017