Our 100% Arabica beans grow in the sunny highland regions of Peru, Honduras, Colombia, and Mexico. The coffee plants are not grown as monocultures, but share the land with other fruit trees such as mango, papaya, avocados, or cocoa. This serves to preserve biodiversity, which keeps the number of pests low in a natural way. Additionally, this practice reduces the amount of fertilizer used and avoids depletion of nutrients from the land. BLÆK focuses on small cooperatives that ensure fair wages and better working conditions for coffee farmers. Often these initiatives are too small to receive a Fairtrade certification. However, we focus on transparency and always strive for direct contact with our coffee farmers, in order to take a high level of social responsibility.
Our premium Arabica beans are shipped to Germany by freight ship. This is not the most environmentally friendly option. Therefore, we closely monitor the market for sustainable innovations. We are very excited to see what the future of overseas transport has in store for us! A solar-powered megadrone? Sustainable, whale-friendly submarines? Or even a floating freight ship powered by hydrogen! We remain curious and always look for alternatives.
Now for the good news! Instant coffee is the most sustainable way to enjoy coffee. While when brewing at home, only a very small percentage of the coffee beans are used and the rest ends up in the trash, thanks to our efficient process, we can extract each coffee bean just the right amount and avoid unnecessary waste. The resulting coffee grounds can be reused. Processed as new energy input, or as material for yoga mats, cups, or furniture.
Because our coffee has the consistency of a fine powder due to our innovative production, it is soluble at a temperature of 20° C. This is particularly beneficial when camping with camping stoves or when saving energy. And in the summer, your BLÆK can be prepared directly cold!
In addition, less equipment is needed when enjoying instant coffee. Usually, the highest energy consumption at home is for brewing, portafilters and fully automatic machines look nice but are energy-consuming and weigh heavily in the energy balance.RE- AND UPCYCLING
Instant coffee is very sensitive to moisture. Therefore, we use airtight packaging to protect the coffee from humidity. Our packaging is also made from 100% recyclable materials and can be easily recycled or upcycled. We also encourage our customers to return the packaging to us so that we can reuse it.