About Bird Rock:
As it should, it all comes down to the coffee.
The relationships Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has made with farmers over the last few years has had a profound impact on how their successful and growing business is run, always reminding everyone why responsible sourcing is so important.
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters takes pride in sourcing some of the best coffee available in a way that establishes real collaboration with the person who grows the coffee. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters want to help farmers improve their coffee, and in many cases their quality of life as well. Investments in their farms and encouragement to experiment with different forms of processing at origin are just a few ways to achieve this; in addition to paying a premium to farmers based on the quality of the cup. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters pays farmers different rates based on the score given to the coffee upon evaluation, but always at least 50-100% above the Fair Trade contract price. This will promote a long-term mutually beneficial, sustainable relationship. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has worked with many farmers for 2-4 years. This helps establish consistency from year to year while helping the farmer move their product on a yearly basis. As long as the quality is there, they can depend on BRCR as a buyer.