TEIKEI – community-supported and sailed coffee through permaculture & agroforestry (Presentation and discussion with Diego Porras (coffee farmer, Mexico) and Hermann Pohlmann (TEIKEI founder)
When: Wed, 20th of February, 7pm, Room 100
Teikei is a non-profit organisation that brings ambitious producers and conscious consumers into a relationship of solidarity on an equal footing. The focus is on developing a kind of global economy that is sustainable from an economic, social and ecological point of view. To this end, Teikei takes up the idea of community supported agriculture and develops it to a global reach.
The coffee is grown biodynamically on three agroforestry fincas in Mexico, in order to maintain biodiversity and soil health. After the harvest, a sailing ship transports the coffee emission-free to Germany, where it is roasted and packaged. It is then distributed to the consumer community that has pre-financed the sustainable value chain. Each member receives his or her coffee according to the proportion of the harvest he or she has previously purchased.
TEIKEI ADDRESSES THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS
– inhumane salaries in coffee production
– rainforest clearing for coffee plantations
– pollution of our climate and ocean by container shipping
– disconnection between producers and consumers of a product