In 2006 Suzanne Nortje began the Miko Coffee Southern African expedition. Since then we have grown exponentially and now have a presence in most major centers – as well as some of the smaller ones.
Our coverage extends across Cape Town, The Garden Route, West Coast, Port Elizabeth, East London, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Rustenburg, Polokwane, Newcastle, the Kruger Park area and Namibia.
Our favourite coffee-with-a-conscience is the Puro Fairtrade range including our Fairtrade Noble (an easy-drinking, all day coffee), Fairtrade Feurte (a richer, dark roast with slightly more robusta in the blend) and Fairtrade Organic (a 100% Arabica, single-source bean grown in Peru).
Just how important is it to buy Fairtrade, does it really make a difference?
This is a question we’re often asked and the answer is always YES!
A Fairtrade certified coffee means that the farmer who produced the harvest for your coffee, received a guaranteed minimum price of US$1.40 per pound for Arabica, and an additional 30 US cents per pound for organic coffee.
On top of this, co-operatives receive the Fairtrade Premium of 20 US cents per pound.
This Premium is an extra sum of money to invest in projects of their choice which benefit their businesses and communities.
If you’re interested in finding out more on Fairtrade visit the Fairtrade Foundation now!