Our coffee supplier is proud to clearly state on the website that their coffee is ethically sourced. Most importantly their coffee workers are paid above the minimum FairTrade price and way above market price for their goods. The beans are handpicked in South America and Asia, then sent to the supplier to be profiled to ensure a great flavour. Even after they have received the coffee beans, our suppliers try and roast each different type of coffee profile to perfection to do the farmer's goods produce justice.
Most coffee is grown in countries where the workers might not often get the money they deserve for their goods as coffee is the second most traded product in the world, of which Arabica beans makes up 70%.
The three main bean producing countries are:
Here is an article with a more in depth explanation: https://www.perfectdailygrind.com/2017/05/main-challenges-faced-coffee-producers/
But, understandably, no matter how good the coffee bean flavour is, if the barista is unsure on what to do or not trained correctly, the coffee could be ruined. A barista can show so many skills; smooth glossy milk at a perfect temperature, amazing latte art and great froth to milk ratios for each different style of coffee, for example the milk difference between a latte and a cappuccino. Latte art directly means the art of milk! The most common latte designs are the tulip, heart and rosetta and the easiest one is the Monk's Head. At Busy Brush Cafe we often turn the Monk's Head into a Bakewell tart inspired design, just to keep our regular customers entertained.