We at Cafés Sustentables de Mexico help our producer partners to produce and export the very best possible coffee. Our trained quality control professionals understand all of the steps in the process and apply this knowledge to accurately evaluate the coffee they help to produce. We make sure that the coffee we help to produce meets the quality standards set by each sales contract as well as the world wide standards that are set by the SCAA and CQIs Q® program. We are doing our part!
Our Quality Control procedures were established in conjunction with our US partners, San Cristobal Coffee Importers, and our Mexican partners, the Integradora de Café Sustentable de Nayarit, S. A. de C. V., and the Integradora de Productores de Cafe Organico del Estado de Nayarit, S.A. de C.V.. Our president, Jim Kosalos, is a member of the SCAA´s Technical Standards Committee, and he is also an SCAA/CQI certified Cupping Judge and Q® grader.
Working together we have established metrics and controls that we use at each step of the process. At reception, we check the fruit for ripeness, time since harvest, and amount of insect damage. In the wet mill we help document processes to minimize machine damage, correctly dry the coffee, and maximize yields. All patio lots are strictly separated until they are qualified by aspect and cup characteristics before being mixed. In the dry mill we establish processing steps to maximize the value of the coffee and we continuously and formally monitor the quality-by-aspect of the coffee that goes into the bags for export. The constant formal monitoring provides the mill operator with the information needed to adjust the machinery to maintain quality and the logged data also gives us a database of quality information from which we can derive quality statistics for each lot processed.
When you see our Quality Control Seal and Barcode label, you are assured that the coffee in the bag has passed our strict controls, is labeled correctly, and meets contract specifications.
This tag is your assurance that the quality of your coffee has been verified by Cafes Sustentables de Mexico, a third party.
At the other end of the distribution chain, the consumer can trace the coffee they purchase back to origin by using the unique barcode tracking system developed by San Cristobal Coffee Importers.
Use our barcode to track your coffee
Learn more about this barcode system