Foglia Organic

Welcome to the home of Foglia Organic. Foglia Organic is a ‘single origin’ coffee from plantations in Bolivia.

With environmental issues becoming more important to today’s general public, as well as the potential direct impact chemicals can have both on the environment and the taste of coffee, we have introduced Foglia Organic to give the consumer a different choice.

For us, organic coffee is not only about taste and health implications, it is about protecting the environment and long-term sustainability. Through the various certification programmes, we are able to ensure that Foglia Organic is an environmentally and socially responsible brand.

Using Fairtrade coffee, the producers are guaranteed a fair, stable price, and the communities are assisted through the building of better roads, schools and hospitals. This ensures that everyone involved in supplying our coffee receives decent wages, dignified living conditions, have access to education and health care, are free from child labour and most of all, are sustainable in the long-term.

For us, organic coffee is not only about taste and health implications, it is about protecting the environment and long-term sustainability.

Foglia Organic is a ‘single origin’ coffee from plantations in Bolivia. We use beans certified by Fair-trade as having been grown organically and in harmony with the environment. The plantations are worked without the use of pesticides, additives, Genetically Modified (GM) products, chemical herbicides or fertilizers. Thus giving the most natural taste a coffee could have. ShibelloCafe FogliaOrganicShop

ORIGIN

ROAST

AROMA

FLAVOUR

ACIDITY

BODY

LINGERING PALATE

Bolivia

Dark

Slightly toasty aroma

Caramel toasty taste, with a pleasant touch of acidity

Nicely moderate

Delicate and light

Very subtle floral flavour

Foglia Organic has a slightly toasty aroma, with a nice and moderate acidity. A light body coffee that would give a hint of caramel toasty taste when serve as an espresso, and would balance well in a latte or cappuccino. Finishes with a delicate note of floral flavour. Works best in a plunger to get its full flavour.
Bolivia is officially known as Plurinational State of Bolivia. Situated in central South America, it is a country that is entirely enclosed by land. Bolivia has three major geographic regions: the mountainous highlands, the semitropical temperate valleys and the tropical lowlands. These provided the country plenty of altitude, fertile soil, and a consistent rainy season, which are all the components necessary to be a high-quality coffee producer.

Most of the coffee productions in Bolivia are traditional organic farming practice, with a lot of the co-ops certified organic and some Fair Trade also. This resulted in the small amount of harvest and export, yet allows the coffee to remain of its high standard.
The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce use alternate methods to fertilize, control weeds or prevent livestock disease. For example, rather than using chemical weedkillers, organic farmers conduct sophisticated crop rotations and spread mulch or manure to keep weeds at bay.

Some other differences between conventional farming and organic farming:

Conventional farmers Organic farmers
Apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth. Apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants.
Spray insecticides to reduce pests and disease. Use beneficial insects and birds, mating disruption or traps to reduce pests and disease.
Use chemical herbicides to manage weeds. Rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds.
Give animals antibiotics, growth hormones and medications to prevent disease and spur growth. Give animals organic feed and allow them access to the outdoors. Use preventive measures — such as rotational grazing, a balanced diet and clean housing — to help minimize disease.
A few facts about Organic:

• Nutrition: No conclusive evidence shows that organic food is more or less nutritious than conventionally grown food.

• Quality and appearance: Organic foods meet the same quality and safety standards as conventional foods. The difference lies in how the food is produced, processed and handled. You may find that organic fruits and vegetables spoil faster because they aren’t treated with waxes or preservatives. Also, expect less-than-perfect appearances in some organic produce — odd shapes, varying colours and perhaps smaller sizes. In most cases, however, organic foods look identical to their conventional counterparts.

• Pesticides: Conventional growers use pesticides to protect their crops from mould, insects and diseases. When farmers spray pesticides, this can leave residue on produce. Some people buy organic food to limit their exposure to these residues. Most experts agree, however, that the amount of pesticides found on fruits and vegetables poses only a very small health risk.

• Environment: Some people buy organic food for environmental reasons. Organic farming practices are designed to benefit the environment by reducing pollution and conserving water and soil.

• Cost: Most organic food costs more than conventional food products. Higher prices are due to more expensive farming practices, tighter government regulations and lower crop yields. Because organic farmers don’t use herbicides or pesticides, many management tools that control weeds and pests are labour intensive. For example, organic growers may hand weed vegetables to control weeds, and you may end up paying more for these vegetables.

• Taste: Some people say they can taste the difference between organic and nonorganic food. Others say they find no difference. Taste is a subjective and personal consideration, so decide for yourself. But whether you buy organic or not, finding the freshest foods available may have the biggest impact on taste.

For us, organic coffee is not only about taste and health implications, it is about protecting the environment and long-term sustainability. Through the various certification programmes, we are able to ensure that Foglia Organic is an environmentally and socially responsible brand.

Using Fairtrade coffee, the producers are guaranteed a fair, stable price, and the communities are assisted through the building of better roads, schools and hospitals. This ensures that everyone involved in supplying our coffee receives decent wages, dignified living conditions, have access to education and health care, are free from child labour and most of all, are sustainable in the long-term.

The Fairtrade certification scheme sets out to reduce poverty and empower producers in developing countries. It is an ethical certification system and movement with a ‘people first’ approach to trade.

The Fairtrade certification scheme sets out to reduce poverty and empower producers in developing countries.

Fairtrade offers farmers and workers in developing countries a better deal, with the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Fairtrade offers consumers a way to reduce poverty and initiate change through their everyday choices.

Poverty remains widespread amongst many producers around the world. Some face an uncertain future due to range of factors, leaving many struggling to support themselves and their families.

Fairtrade delivers a better deal for farmers and producers in the developing world through the Fairtrade standards by delivering:

  • a designated fair and stable price for most products, aimed at covering the cost of sustainable production and helping protect them from damaging fluctuations in world market prices.
  • an additional sum of money for investment in social, economic and environmental development
  • helping them grow their businesses and invest in their communities by building roads, schools and hospitals.
  • security of long-term contracts and access to pre-financing
  • improved working conditions through core International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions.
  • mandating environmentally sustainable farming and production practices.
  • providing democracy within decision making processes including Fairtrade Premium use.
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The Fairtrade Label confirms Fairtrade standards have been met at each step of the supply chain: FLO-CERT certifies all Fairtrade producer organisations and is the only ISO 65 accredited certification body for an ethical label. FLO ID 27551