BACK TO EARTH JOURNEY

The transparent Bean-to-Cup journey gave life to the Third Wave Coffee Movement. The next, upgraded,  Climate Wave Movement is all about a Back-to-Earth journey. Because what we borrowed from the Earth must be returned back with the least wastage. The circular economy is what we appreciate and practice. 

SHADE GROWN COFFEE PLANTS

Coffee Plants like shade and cold weather. They grow well in tropical rainforests around the world. However not all Coffee Plants are shade-grown. The profit-minded farmers grow them under the sun with little to no trees around them. Because it's cheaper for them to maintain the plantation. While shade-grown coffees are good for the planet, they are not a truly sustainable solution. The term shade-grown coffee is used by greenwashers widely these days. The truth is any tree can provide shade including non-native and invasive species. But only the native trees to that specific region can provide shade, protect soil fertility as well as support native biodiversity. Rich biodiversity and fertile soil are a few solutions for today's climate crisis. Climate Wave Coffee is sourced from plantations where native trees are dominant. Plus, we go beyond organic and strictly say no to toxic pesticides and weedicides. 

SELECTIVELY PICKED COFFEE FRUITS

Like most fruits, coffee fruit ripening happens slowly. In general, except for a few coffee plant varieties, unripe coffee fruits are green in colour and the perfectly ripe ones are red to purple in colour. The good-tasting coffee beverage comes from perfectly ripe coffee fruits. Climate Wave Coffee always means selectively hand-picked coffee fruits. We never work with farmers and pickers who stripe the coffee fruits from branches of coffee plants rather than selectively hand-picking them. 

PROCESSED WITH LOW WATER FOOTPRINT

Taking out coffee seeds from the coffee fruit is called processing in the coffee industry. There are many ways to do the job. However, the most commonly used technique is the freshwater-intensive washed-processing method. In contrast, Climate Wave Coffee is processed using zero- to low-water intensive methods like naturals. 

ZERO WASTE SORTING TO ENSURE QUALITY

Dried coffee seeds are called green beans in the coffee industry. Green beans naturally vary in size and they roast inconsistently if we roast them all together. So we sieve and group the same-size green beans together for consistent roasting. Each green beans go through a meditative grading session. It is important because some green beans will increase the bitterness of coffee beverages. They can be visually identified. At Climate Wave, we call them bitters. Those bitters are artisanally separated by hand and roasted separately for beverages that demand that bitterness. Food waste is one of the root causes of climate change. So we do not waste any green beans. 

SUSTAINABLY ROASTED WITH LOVE

Green beans must be roasted at high temperatures to develop complex flavours and aromas gifted to humanity by tropical rainforests. Many coffee roasting machines generate heat using fossil fuel. Climate Wave Coffees are roasted using electric coffee roasting machines - soon will be powered by solar panels. Roasting coffee is pure meditation. The process activates almost all senses of roast masters including the sight, hearing, and smelling sensation. However, modern coffee roasting machines can automate the entire process and can eliminate the need for mindfulness. At Climate Wave, we believe in mindful practices, hence we roast coffee the old school way. We roast simply because we love roasting. 

ZERO WASTE & ARTISAN BREWING

We promote zero-waste and meditative brewing practices. We encourage both professional and home baristas to practice coffee brewing as an art rather than aiming to achieve perfection and consistency in every cup. Because art enhances loving nature and eliminates judgemental habits. We always use and offer training to use paperless filtration techniques, zero-retention coffee grinders, and coffee beverage recipes with zero ingredient wastage. You know, food waste is one of the important reasons for climate change. 

NON-JUDGEMENTAL COFFEE TASTING

At this point, we understand the love and care each human in the Climate Wave Coffee value chain had showered with sustainability and quality in mind from growing to brewing. We are proud of being consistently inconsistent just like nature. We enjoy unique experiences offered by each cup of coffee beverages. There is no good or bad coffee beverage, there are only unique sensory experiences to slow down and enjoy our life. 

RETURNING BACK TO EARTH

We create carbon emissions throughout our coffee value chain. To capture all those carbon, we reinvest 5% of our total sales to grow and nurture native trees. We are particular about the type of trees that we grow. We say no to invasive non-native trees that can damage local biodiversity, empty the underground water table, and create soil erosion. We never use single-use plastic. We compost spent coffee grounds or create unique usable products out of it. In short, we try our best to return everything that we borrowed from mother nature without polluting her.