Our goal and dream was always to be involved more in what is happening at the farms in the place of origin of our coffees. To have an opportunity influencing the quality of green coffee, gain and give the feedback and to carry out our ideas. Similar vision have also farmers who begin with specialty coffee. They have a great premises however low experience or knowledge. Nevertheless in spite of this they produce fantastic coffees. In symbioses of these thoughts the project Underdog was born. So what’s it all about?
This project is about supporting the farmers who ambition to produce microlots under their name but their coffee reach only a cupping score around 85 points. However they have all the necessary conditions, drive and enthusiasm. We want to support them not only with consumption but primarily with finance. We will invest part of the income from the sales of these coffees back with the farmers..Project Underdog should once serve as an incubator of farmers with who we will gradually build stable and firm relationships.
And the historically first coffee in this project is Uganda Mikael AAA again from Bwindi Coffee. It fulfills everything that a coffee in this edition should. First, Uganda is not so known compared to other producing countries however the conditions to reach high quality coffee are there. Second, this lot would not normally reach the market as it is used to be mixed together with AA grade. We found that a shame while cupping because there has been a significant raise in taste quality so we managed to select at least 3 bags of this highest sort of bean quality. Even the pallet of varieties is really interesting as well! Last but not least it is about supporting Bwindi Coffee who does a great amount of work back in Uganda and their vision is not tiny at all. For the future they would like to extend their action in this country and create new job positions which could be performed by people from their seaistering project Bwindi Orphans.
ABOUT The Roaster
We operate three cafés in Brno, Czech Republic. We are also on the road a lot. Coffee is part of our lifestyle and something we all have in common, including our brand ambassadors.
Rebelbean is here to provide the energy for those, who are not afraid to live their lives by their own rules. For people who are not a crowd followers, but they are Rebels with cause, just like us.