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Sustainability X Design

Sustainability X Design

We have been working towards a more sustainable solution for our packaging so it seemed like as good a time as ever to introduce a different approach to the way we tell the coffee story. Sustainability is something we want to understand and feel like we're getting right and the design of the labels themselves are an attempt to better tell the story of the coffee; it's flavour and it's producer.

The design is simple and was created with the everyday coffee drinker in mind. A lot of the time when we're choosing coffee we want to know the tasting notes and the origin to determine if we will enjoy the flavour. We kept this in mind and made it easy to find this info on the front whilst keeping our coffee nerds happy with the farm, origin and process info on the back.

Our retail bags are completely recyclable and done by Queensland based company 'Eco-Barista', who are also responsible for the bio-degradable + compostable cups we have introduced.

As part of our in-house sustainability plan we will be using reusable tins for our wholesale customers and at our store Flinders Lane have cardboard reusable + refillable cylinders for retail purchase.

Good coffee is more than just good flavour.

-  VBCO

X Collaboration

X Collaboration

Collaboration, can genuinely make ventures better.  With the aim of seeing out a shared vision the process becomes about relationship, humility, combined creativity and determination.

VBCO collaboration with Little Boat Espresso founder, Sara Dillon has been all these things. 

Working with someone who is passionate about contributing towards innovation in the form of great food + creating an amazing customer experience was an exciting prospect and a worthwhile pursuit.

We are stoked to be part of a growing community that is working together to see shared visions come to be.

After 8 months of partnership at Little Boat Espresso and opening a second shop with Sara Dillon (x Winnie), we are firm on collaboration.

Enjoy.

- VBCO

 

 

 

Collaboration + Rwanda Farming

Collaboration + Rwanda Farming

The quality of the green in Rwanda is getting better and better. Traditionally Africa is a challenging place to get good quality traceable green, but we love Rwandan coffee for it's intreging complexity and fruity depth.

The coffee industry of Rwanda has become instrumental in providing employment for farmers, pickers + cuppers. 

This Rwandan from Shangi Washing Station, which is a co-operative of about 137 farms is responsible for #1 2013 Cup of Excellence. This season brings some delicious rich red berry flavours to the cup with citrus acidity and floral aromas.

- VBCO