Our values are humane and ecological
Bivouac is proud to act towards changing the practices of coffee industry to make them more fair and sustainable. That's why we maintain direct, transparent and long-term partnerships with associations of small specialty coffee producers in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Straight from the source
Cooperative Coffees is a group of 23 North American coffee roasters that has been revolutionizing the coffee business for 20 years. Our membership in this organization ensures that we are involved at every stage of the supply chain, from production to roasting. Mélanie has been involved in the Sourcing & Quality Committee for several years, which deals with issues related to coffee quality and harvesting conditions.
The power of collaboration
Cooperative Coffees roasters are humans with a passion for coffee; they share the same values and work together to have a greater impact at the source through joint coffee purchases. The Cooperative Coffees import model is innovative and unique in the industry. Its operation is similar to that of community supported agriculture programs in Quebec. Roasters commit to buying a certain amount of coffee from producers in advance, and the terms of the contracts are set. This commitment makes it possible to reduce the uncertainty and precariousness specific to agriculture. The roasters thus jointly assume part of the production risks.