Pure Africa is working together with cooperatives in Burundi. We visit the farmers and buy straight from them. That is direct trade coffee. Coffee farmers in Burundi usually receive very low prices for their coffee, let alone a premium. Because we do business with the coffee farmers there is no money lost on middlemen.
Long term partnerships
When we start a partnership our aim is to cooperate for many years. Farmers do not gain much from selling their coffee at a good price once. They must be profitable year on year to earn a decent living and to be able to invest in the plantation.