Certified organic coffee suppliers have reported increased demand and sales, helped by wider distribution in retail, cafes and corporate markets and increased concerns over sustainability and ethics in food production.
Sacred Grounds, a Sydney-based organic and fairtrade supplier, has experienced the most significant growth of interest for organic coffee in the corporate office sector. “Many businesses are looking to source not only organic but socially responsible products. We have also noticed a significant increase in the number of retailers specialising in organic products,” Sacred Grounds says.
Owner and roaster of Byron Bay’s Bun Coffee, David Kennedy, suggests organic, and particularly fairtrade organic, is a growing sector of the coffee market. “At Bun, we find many of our cafes desire to use a sustainable, organic coffee as a point of difference for their businesses,” he says.