The first chain of fair trade espresso barsis an initiative of NovoTRADE and four organizations of small coffee farmers in Central and South America. The pilot store of this future chain of fair trade espresso bars opened its doors in Rotterdam in January 1999. Come and take a look in Rotterdam, and try our high quality coffees. For instance, our house blend, Café Amigos, or our Peru Orgánico, a surprising organic coffee from the Peruvian highlands.
is located in Rotterdam, in the modern office area south of where the river Maas divides Rotterdam into two parts. Find us at Wilhelminaplein 41, under the glass roof that unites the office buildings of the Wilhelminahof. is right at the main exit of the Wilhelminaplein metro station.
Development opportunities through an innovative commercial relationshipis a unique example of an innovative commercial alliance between small farmers in the South and entrepreneurs in the North. Through their participation these small farmers become active players in the market, not only as coffee suppliers, but also as entrepreneurs. As shareholders, retaining 40% of the shares, they gain a say in the company and access to future profits.
Socially responsible businessThe basic philosophy of is that a company should recognize its responsibility to the society it is part of and on which it relies. In practice this philosophy means a respectful attitude towards all the stakeholders involved in whatever way in the company and its activities.
Future plansOur aim is to become an international chain of espresso bars, starting in the Netherlands. If you are interested, send us an e-mail, write us or call us. Your opinions and suggestions are always welcome.
last updated: 20 october 2000