Added: 21st February 2017
Intenso Cafe Bonte range of beans – a statement in flavour
If you’ve tasted other beans from Café BONté, you know that a lot of care is put into perfecting each batch in order to achieve the finest possible results. With the new Intenso, this tradition shines through; this blend has a strength of 4, which means it’s one of the strongest offerings in the Café BONté catalogue.
Even though it produces a notably robust and pungent coffee, this is actually a very well-balanced blend that carries through with a crisp, earthy aroma to involve all your senses without excessive sourness or overwhelming presence. This is a coffee that will revitalise your mood and gently raise your energy levels as well as clear your mind.
The meaning of UTZ certification and why it matters
Intenso is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a strong coffee that is incredibly tasty and enjoyable. It carries UTZ certification, which only adds to its guarantee of a superior quality and ethic production values (which as you may know is a real issue among coffee producers, who are often victims of predatory business activities). But what is the meaning of UTZ certification?
UTZ is a modern certification whose name derives from the ancient Mayan expression “Utz Kapeh” that stands for “Great Coffee”. The aim of this program is to uphold sustainable farming as well as ensuring that farmers have access to viable trade opportunities. To this purpose, all agricultural practices of UTZ certified coffee are independently monitored, and farmers are taught how to implement the most effective techniques and humane working conditions, all under an environmentally sound philosophy.
Contrasting UTZ Certified with Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance
UTZ certification often goes hand in hand with Fairtrade and the Rainforest Alliance, but it’s scope and organisation are complimentary.
The focus of the Fairtrade organisation is to establish local sustainability and reasonable working conditions in the developing world, as well as setting a minimum trade price for products as a standard market practice. This helps keep farmers from being exploited by unscrupulous business owners, while raising living standards for those who are in most need.
Rainforest Alliance has a similar practice, but focuses on preserving the environment and local biodiversity. Its activities include education towards best land-use practices, as well as finding ways to tackle local poverty through eco-sustainability production values and work ethics.