The importance of sustainability in coffee farming

Climate change, pandemics, and low interest in coffee farming may create a threat to coffee beverages in general. Varion Sukses Makmur overcome the obstacles in the coffee farming industry, creating sustainable coffee farming, equality shared with farmers, an ethical business approach, and transparency in the coffee farming process or we may call it traceability. The main focus in coffee farming remains on sustainability which will protect the environment, educate the farmer and improve the quality of the coffee beans. One of the problems occurs if nutrients taken from the soil during the harvesting process are not efficiently replaced, problems such as soil depletion and acidification will happen. If the soil becomes unsuitable, then there is a high probability that farmers move elsewhere, cut down the forests and start again with the same practices, leading to deforestation.


The whole process from Varion Coffee to consumers helps in developing the sustainable coffee sector in Indonesia, economically, environmentally, and socially.

Drying Process in Varion Coffee's Warehouse


WHY SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY IN COFFEE IS VERY IMPORTANT


According to Boydell, many of the nations that produce coffee are extremely poor and have the little social infrastructure. Coffee producers and their families are very exposed to the highly fluctuating coffee market. The social sustainability of communities around the world is closely related to the industry's economic sustainability.


Access to basic needs including shelter, food, healthcare, and education is directly impacted by unstable coffee prices. Many coffee producers are geographically isolated, which can result in excessively expensive costs for necessities like purchasing tools or transporting a harvest. When coffee prices decrease, these goods may become inaccessible.


Farmers that grow coffee are particularly severely harmed by climate change. No matter where they are, coffee farmers are threatened by rising temperatures, more unpredictable weather, and more widespread drought and flooding.


Crop quality may be directly impacted by unpredictable conditions. An entire crop can be destroyed by heavy rains during a predicted dry season, which will significantly lower a farmer's income.


Specialty coffee is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. "Rising temperatures will drive farmers up the mountainside to search out the colder conditions that specialty coffee needs because higher-altitude coffees often produce higher-quality coffees. However, there is a decreasing amount of area suitable for growing coffee as growers travel up the slope.



Handpicked cherry by Varion Sukses Makmur's farmer


Implications of the coffee industry have a significant impact on the health of the earth and people all around the world. There is however hope.

Think about the country of origin and cultivation techniques while purchasing coffee. Consider the most environmentally friendly preparation method. And think about if you can contribute to the initiatives of a group that promotes sustainability, therefore Varion Coffee always practices the most sustainable method in growing coffee and help the farmer's community all around the Indonesian archipelago.


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