What is the difference between boutique coffee producing areas, coffee farms, processing plants and cooperatives?
The popularity of boutique coffee enables us to get more detailed information about the cultivation and production of coffee beans, which is usually accompanied by the sale of coffee beans and printed on the label of the bag! Bean species, treatment and flavor description are easy to understand, but the origin information of coffee beans is a bit confusing: sometimes it is a producing area, sometimes a manor, or a processing factory or cooperative. What's the difference between them?
Coffee producing area is the best one to understand! It is divided into large production areas and small production areas. Large producing areas are like Colombia, Ethiopia, Panama and so on, which are the names of the countries that produce the coffee! Under the large producing areas, many small producing areas will be subdivided, such as Yega Xuefen and Sidamo, which are subdivided in Ethiopia! Or Huilan, Cauca, these are the small producing areas subdivided by Colombia!
The main reason for this distinction is that it is not only the differences between countries that lead to different flavors, but also the differences in taste between small producing areas. After all, the distance between most producing areas will be hundreds of kilometers, and the taste of planting will naturally be different! Producing areas such as Yega Snow and Guji are divided separately because the coffee produced in this area is so unique in taste. Then, if we subdivide it, it will be the manor, the processing plant and the co-operative.
Coffee processing factory coffee raw bean is a fruit with peel and pulp before it is processed, and the so-called coffee processing plant is a place where the surrounding coffee fruit is concentrated and treated uniformly.
The reason for the birth of the processing plant is that the treatment of coffee fruit has higher requirements for the site and equipment, which means that the money required must be very high. This is simply impossible for farmers in some backward areas. After all, the money earned from selling beans is not enough to buy machines! As a result, farmers can only sell their own fruits to nearby processing plants.
But this gives rise to a problem: fruit prices will be affected, and these effects are bound to be negative. There are also middlemen in the coffee industry who earn the difference, such as intermediaries in transportation, who go back and forth between farmers and processing plants, buying coffee fruits from farmers at lower prices and then selling them to processing plants at higher prices. In addition, there are many ways to reduce the income of farmers! Therefore, if you want to avoid intermediaries and reduce the loss of prices, then the best way is to "work together to establish a coffee fruit treatment site." And this led to the birth of the "cooperative"!
Coffee cooperatives when farmers unite and raise money to buy machines, venues and set up cooperatives, they will be able to centrally and uniformly deal with the coffee fruits they grow, eliminating the need for middlemen to earn the difference!
Then, these beans processed through the cooperative will be sold uniformly under the name of the cooperative. There is a well-known bean called "Guoding Ding" in the Yega Snow Coffee producing area, and its name is taken from the name of the Gottingding Cooperative! Others, such as Waka, Konga and so on, are beans sold under the name of a cooperative.
Coffee Manor Coffee Manor it is a private and large-scale coffee growing and production farm. We can try to think of it as a villa for wealthy families. Although this is the case, after all, the first condition for the owner of a manor is to have sufficient funds (money! ), so that we can buy plots of land to grow coffee and supporting facilities to deal with the fresh fruit of coffee!
The landowner can control the center of gravity or direction of planting and processing at will, and can also try a variety of new planting and treatment methods ~ because in these respects, they will not be restricted! For example, it is more difficult for co-operatives and processing plants to open up new directions. The reason for the difficulty can be imagined, that is, the cost of trial and error is too heavy for farmers. If a car turns over, one year's hard work and income may be destroyed!
In addition to production, sales, materials and other problems can also be solved by the landlord himself! Because they are the source of production manufacturers, grow their own, deal with their own, find raw bean merchants, sell their own! A series of processes are like a fish in water. Moreover, if certain results are achieved in the process of production or supply, more raw bean merchants will inevitably come to buy coffee beans at high prices. And these spillover profits are all privately owned! Like we often hear of Emerald Manor, melon and fruit manor, Hartman Manor is one of the outstanding!
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