Café Intención: Fairtrade & organically certified coffee enjoyment
With his Intención brand, Darboven focuses on sustainable and fair coffee quality: with Fairtrade coffee and cocoa produced under strictly controlled growing conditions with the corresponding organic certification. After all, you can only really enjoy the "brown gold" if the coffee farmers, who are primarily responsible for growing and harvesting the delicious coffee and cocoa beans, are paid fairly for it, says Albert Darboven. That is why his company has long been committed to helping the people in the countries from which the coffee originates and their not always easy living conditions. When the association TransFair e.V. first made Fairtrade certification possible for coffee, Albert Darboven immediately seized the opportunity. As a pioneer of his time, J.J. Darboven introduced the first Fairtrade coffee to German supermarkets as early as 1993 - then under the name "TransFair Kaffee", from which the brand Café Intención emerged in 2004.
Growing regions of Café Intención
Café Intención's raw beans are grown in Honduras and Peru. In the particularly favourable climate of Honduras' highlands, Café Intención's high-quality fair trade and organic coffee beans grow exceptionally well and only under sustainable conditions. In Honduras, there are already 40 Fairtrade-certified cooperatives with many coffee farms working with Café Intención. In Peru, Café Intención has been working with the cooperative "Central Fronteriza Del Norte De Cafetaleros" (CENFROCAFE) since 2007. Close to the border with Ecuador, Fairtrade coffee is grown here in organic quality on slopes that are more than 1600 metres above sea level. The Fairtrade proceeds are used to pay for education and training for coffee farmers and to ensure that the children in the family can attend school.