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Monday, September 28, 2020
Access exclusive, high-end microlots with our Stacks, 20kg boxes
Stacks are the best way to access exclusive, high-end microlots in accessible quantities. To get the inside scoop about our Stacks, we spoke to Alex Casserly, Junior Sales Trader at Sucafina Asia Pacific who’s been involved in making Stacks a reality.
Q: What are Stacks?
Alex Casserly: Stacks are our high-end and exclusive coffees that we’ve packaged in 20kg GrainPro boxes. They make is easy for small to medium sized roasters to buy and offer several microlots at once. While the larger size of 60, 69 and 70kg bags make it difficult to offer and move several high-end lots at once, these stackable 20kg boxes make it possible to mix and match, and offer a wider range of high-quality coffees to your customers.
What’s exciting about Sucafina’s Stacks?
AC: So many things! We thinks Stacks are great option for small to medium sized roasters to buy more high-end microlots. Instead of getting bogged down by a large bag of one microlot, roasters can buy a variety of different coffees from us and offer more selection to their customers as a result.
And, with Stacks, you get access to some of our best coffees. We [traders & buyers] spend a lot of time deciding which coffees to offer as Stacks. Many of them are Sucafina exclusives that come from our sister companies and their supply chains.
Another game changer is that Stacks make it easier than ever to buy and receive new coffees. You can order from us and get one or more stack mailed straight to your door. No palletizing. No trucking companies. No dealing with onboarding delays for new customers. And you can pay with your credit card.
What coffees are available now?
AC: I’m so excited about the next round of Stacks we’re offering. Speaking of unparalleled quality, there’s our Indonesia Kerinci Anaerobic Honey, available mid-October. This comes from Sumatra, where the Koerintji Barokah Bersama Cooperative has been a leading innovator in high-quality processing. This coffee really challenges what most people think is the typical ‘Indonesian’ profile: for this coffee, think bright cherry, dark chocolate & warming honey.
Now, thanks to our ‘buy 1 get 1 tree’ initiative, we’re donating 1 avocado seedling for each 60kg bag (and every 3-20kg Stacks) of Kerinci Gunung Tujuh purchased. These avocado trees will provide shade to growing coffee, prevent erosion and produce food and cash crops for farming families.
We’re also offering this great Natural microlot from the Vides family farm, Finca El Sarral, in Guatemala. It’s everything you’d expect from a carefully-produced microlot from Huehuetenango: notes of brown sugar, cherry, dates and dark chocolate all brought together by a refined, winey acidity and nutty undertones.
We also have our Ethiopia Tabe Burka and Kenya Ndunda AB available in our Stacks. We’re already planning to make more microlots available as fresh crops from Tanzania, DRC, Colombia, Brazil, Rwanda and Burundi arrive in the future.
What else should we know?
AC: I think the quality and opportunity our Stacks offer really speaks for itself. Stacks give you access to the crème de la crème of our coffees in quantities accessible to a range of roasters. Stacks are easy to order, even for new customers, and you can get them delivered straight to your doorstep using regular parcel services. I mean, what’s not to love?
Stacks are currently available from our Sydney warehouse. New Zealand and Hong Kong-based customers: keep your eyes open for updates as we work to make Stacks available near you.