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Populus Coffee

Populus Coffee opened in a quiet residential area in Berlin in 2015. Owned by a couple with strong Nordic roots, their business stance is apparent when we see a “Transparency Report” that discloses the name of the producers, importers, and the purchase price of all the coffees they sell. We speak with the couple Sari and her husband, former journalist Henrik. Coffee is not just an ingredient. It was around 2010 that Henrik, who had been working as a journalist producing documentary videos and radio programs, became involved in a project to produce a book on coffee origins. His first visit to coffee producing countries changed his life forever. Henrik says, “When I saw the beautiful farms firsthand, where coffee is grown, how they are harvested and processed, I was impressed by the passion and love for coffee people have there. One of the most memorable experiences was in Honduras, where I visited later in the trip.”“I met the Morenos, who are famous as one of the main producers who supply very high-quality coffee from small lots in Honduras. I learned that they deal directly with Collaborative Coffee Source, which is a green coffee trading company in Norway that emphasizes transparency and equality. I understood that it was possible to fundamentally change the structure of the huge coffee industry, which has grown and developed by exploiting people, and I could decide how I wanted to deal with coffee producers. By the middle of the trip, I had already made the decision to pursue coffee.” Henrik opened his roasting cafe Populus Coffee in Berlin in 2015. Why did he choose the word populus, which means people...

Populus Coffee

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