WHO WE ARE
Raw Material is a green coffee production and trading company. Our goal is to connect growers to roasters in a way that improves price stability at the farm level, distributing income more equitably along the supply chain.
The market evolved to create an opportunity
A rapidly growing number of people now desire specialty coffee from independent cafes, those cafes want coffee from skilled roasters who take pride in using quality ingredients, and these new independent roasters want the best quality green coffee possible for reasonable prices.
We now see a much larger number of diverse smaller businesses, with more holistic value sets, compared with the monolithic coffee market of the past. This shift means that for some we can finally make good on the elusive promise of development by de-commoditising specialty coffee, and ensuring coffee is a sustainable and logical choice for farmers to invest in.
WHERE WE WORK