“Farm To Cup” Sourcing
Sourcing. In a normal context, the word itself does not convey provoking thoughts much like the words “buying” or “trading.” To most, these are relatively simple words. But at Temple, “sourcing” encompasses an idea of true sustainability.
Our direct-sourcing program “Farm to Cup” is modeled to incorporate our three pillars of sustainability: social, economical, and environmental. In order to ensure the highest quality cup, and build truly sustainable sourcing, we make partners and friends throughout the supply chain so that we control quality in every step of coffee travel, set payment in a transparent way, reach out to communities around the world, and ensure a high standard of farming practices.
This is not easy as there are many steps to bring coffee “Farm to Cup.” Working from consumer to producer, our customers, Baristas, packing, roasting, importer, exporter, green packing, dry mills, resting location and packing, wet mills, transportation to wet mills, and lastly the grower are only the main steps in coffee preparation. It sounds exhausting, but in return we receive the the world’s finest coffees year after year, all the while knowing we paid our farmers — our friends — very well for their efforts.