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Work has started on a new 2500 pallet capacity logistics building on Fengate (Peterborough) as part of Masteroast’s continued growth.
Masteroast Group is one of the largest UK coffee importers and roasters, and is behind many well-known, high quality coffee brands, both in Foodservice and, more recently, main retailers and e-commerce.
This new facility will be operated by its subsidiary, Isurus Fulfilment Ltd, which specialises in business and e-commerce order fulfilment, and already manages in the region of 50,000 orders per month from well-known websites and high street brands.
Isurus Fulfilment Manager Ben Tarratt says:
“We are looking forward to having room to grow and further develop our industry leading warehouse management software systems”.
Masteroast Managing Director, Andy Fawkes, adds:
“Masteroast has become an international company over the last 10 years, trading globally and with its own operation in South America, so it is pleasing to invest further in Peterborough which has been our home now for 30 years”.
Thanks to a pilot program of the ProJericó Foundation, from the Quebradona Mine, 32 producers of specialty coffees will be able to sell their beans to international markets and obtain a better price. * Mastercol.
La cosecha de diciembre de este año llegará con ‘prima’ para los agricultores de cafés especiales de Jericó, gracias a un programa piloto
para repotenciar las vocaciones tradicionales que lidera la Fundación ProJericó con recursos de la Mina Quebradona, filial de la firma sudafricana AngloGold Ashanti (AGA).
Y es que, en la próxima cosecha (noviembre a febrero 2021), un grupo de 32 caficultores que hacen parte de la Asociación Café, Carriel y Arrieros, y que producen café de altura (a más de 1.850 metros), venderán su grano de origen a un mejor precio que el habitual, pues por su calidad, la comercializadora MasterCol llevará sus productos al mercado internacional.
El café de Sandra
Sandra Patricia Castaño Mira es caficultora por vocación y junto con su familia han sido productores y comercializadores de café. Es la dueña de ‘Café Don Rafa’ (su abuelo), un local ubicado en el parque principal de Jericó. Ella, es la actual presidenta de la Asociación Café, Carriel y Arrieros, que se creó en junio del año pasado, para fortalecer a los agricultores con capacitaciones sobre los diferentes tipos de café como los lavados, honey y naturales.
Con estas capacitaciones supieron qué tipo de café tenían y al aplicar las técnicas correctas han logrado obtener un mayor precio por su producto. La exportadora Mastercol, les ofrece el fortalecimiento en postcosecha (despulpado, la remoción del mucílago, lavado y secado). Natalia Mejía gerente de la comercializadora se mostró sorprendida por el potencial de los caficultores de Jericó que poseen toda la experiencia y dijo que “ya tienen el café en su sangre y están buscando una oportunidad nueva de llevar este café a unos nuevos mercados y que conozcan sus perfiles”.
Mastercol our sister company was recently introduced to Rfinder, a New Zealand based tech company who were tasked with finding an efficient solution for tracking their coffee shipments throughout the delivery process and providing the customer with a wealth of information. Find out more about Rfinder on New Zealand Today using the button below.
We donated a Capsule machine and a large number of capsules to our local NHS trust for the NHS Coffee Appeal. We are happy to see that we have played a small part in raising the morale during these tough times. (Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS foundation Trust, Head to Toe Charity) .
Thank you for the unfailing support that you have given Head to Toe Charity and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, for helping our NHS get through these challenging times, and for rallying the community around our staff and patients.
The last few months have been tough. Never has our National Health Service had to cope with, or respond to anything like the Covid-19 pandemic, and that response has been heroic; taking huge amounts of hard work and resolve.
But, that response is also on the back of the incredible morale boost from the businesses, community groups and organisations like yours, who have gone above and beyond to lift the spirits of our staff and the patients they care for. Thanks to your help, Head to Toe Charity has been able to distribute gifts, care packages and donations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust – to demonstrate to our NHS staff just how much our wider community appreciates their hard work.
Head to Toe Charity Team
Hannah Wysocki – Charity Manager
Tom Petie – Community Fundraising Officer
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