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Sustainably produced and processed coffee.

Café Royal – enjoy it with an easy mind.

Does coffee from sustainable production taste better than normal coffee? Admittedly, that’s not a simple question. Here is our answer: Whether coffee is produced and processed in line with the principle of sustainability has less to do with taste. It has far more to do with responsibility. We are convinced that sustainability is necessary in coffee production – and it makes people feel good. That is what makes a difference in terms of taste.

As a supplier of Swiss premium coffee, we guarantee the highest quality. We see it as our responsibility to produce Café Royal sustainably. For us, sustainability applies both to the production and processing of coffee. There is one key principle: We source green coffee seeds from plantations that have the UTZ or a comparable label. 


 

“UTZ” meant “good” in the Mayan language

UTZ is a leading sustainability programme for coffee, cacao and tea. The word UTZ is not an abbreviation but means “good” in one of the Mayan languages of Guatemala. That is where the sustainability programme began in the 1990s. Since then, plantations across Latin America, Africa and Asia have joined the programme.

 

UTZ offers the certainty that this is a “Better Farming. Better Future.” quality product manufactured with due care for people and the natural environment.

The UTZ sustainability programme helps farmers to become better business persons and, by extension, to produce and harvest coffee professionally and sustainably. Thanks to the programme, farmers improve their harvest, their income and their prospects while, at the same time, learning to protect the environment and natural resources.

For coffee, cocoa and tea products to be UTZ certified, the plantations must meet clearly defined social, environmental and economic requirements. Independent third parties verify whether the plantations meet these requirements.

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Since its launch, almost the entire Café Royal range has been UTZ certified.


 

Traceability

Another crucial aspect of UTZ-certified products is their traceability. This means it is possible to establish which plantation the coffee is from. With the UTZ traceability system Good Inside Portal (GIP) you can find out exactly where your Café Royal comes from. To do this, follow these instructions:

  1. Look for the 13-digit EAN code on the Café Royal packaging. It is located below the barcode.
  2. Enter this EAN code in the first field.
  3. Click on the “Send” button to the right.
  4. A second field will open up below.
  5. Look for the L number on the Café Royal packaging. It is located below the “Best before” date.
  6. In the second field, click on the grey arrow until you reach the right L number.
  7. Click on the “Send” button to the right.
  8. A new browser window will open with information on your Café Royal.