About Us

Our Story

We have been operating small volume Specialty Coffee Microlot auctions over the last 7 years. We work with some of the best and most exciting Producers in the world. We have often held auctions that have often broken the world record for the highest priced coffee.

We have experience of working with a range of farmer and organisations and the list of people we speak to is growing all the time. We have made contacts with many coffee buyers and we promote and market your green coffee to our databases of buyers.

We faclitate the trade between buyers and sellers. We put you together with the people that matter the most to you and help you source and sell good coffee.

These are some of the organisations we are currently rolling out microlot auctions for with more to come.

We are also about to open the sites for the following Estates this Spring and later this year:

  • Gesha Village

  • Santa Felisa

  • Best of Panama

  • Port of Mokha

 

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2013

We started providing the platform for the Cup of Excellence Auctions

We developed our relationship with the Alliance for Coffee during 2012 with Susie Spindler. Susie came to us and asked us if we would like to work with her to change our platform to work for coffee. She explained to us how it worked and we worked on a plan to make it happen.

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APRIL 2015

We start working directly with Fincas Mierisch

This is the first time we have run a Private Estate Auction directly with a client. It creates the opportunity for other Estates to come to us to do the same.

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November 2015

Daterra Coffee use our platform for the first time. 

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April 2016

El Salvador & Cafe de Nicaragua run their auctions with us

We run three auctions on one platforma and starting marketing and promoting the auction to our growing dsatabase of buyers. 

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June 2016

We visit World of Coffee, in Dublin, for the first time

We go to the World of Coffee for the first in what is now becoming an annual pilgrimage for us; meeting friends old and new and exchanging ideas with the coffee family. 

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2017

We start working with El Injerto and Santa Felisa Farms in Guatemala, Best of Panama and Hacienda Esmeralda.

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2017

1st Gesha Village

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2018

1st Port of Mokha

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May 2019

First Volume Coffee Auction

On the 7th of May we held our first Volume Coffee Auction for the Ethiopian farmer group “Konga-Wete”. This was the first in a series of volume auctions held over a few months.

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February 2020

EAC Markup demo auction at AFCA Conference

We work with the International Trade Centre for the first time helping them develop trading connections for farmers in East Africa. 

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March 2020

Direct trade for farmer starts

All the work is starting to pay off. In March we see the completion of the first sale, at volume, from a buyer who made the connection with the farmer through the auction. 

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2020

We start selling direct to buyers. 

On the 7th of May we held our first Volume Coffee Auction for the Ethiopian farmer group “Konga-Wete”. This was the first in a series of volume auctions held over a few months.

We Can Run Your Auction

With extensive experience working with the most renowned leaders in the industry, including farmers, growers and producers as well as the world’s biggest trade associations. We can bring our established coffee sector expertise and market-leading auction technology to your website; helping you easily and profitably auction your coffee, seamlessly manage the promotion and sales process, and maximise your returns.

For each specialist coffee auction we:

  • Manage the (fixed fee) set-up in consultation with you; including design, colour palette, content and branding.
  • Include multiple language content and functionality if needed.
  • Look after the upload of all lot details and images for you.
  • Manage the order and payment process for samples and provide you with a list of sample requests to fulfil.
  • Take payments for auction entry if required.
  • Handle the bidder registration and verification process, providing you with a list of bidders for approval.
  • Co-ordinate email marketing to advertise your auctions before the event and the results thereafter.
  • Provide dedicated support throughout your event.
  • Based in Brighton, the UK’s coffee capital, we’d be delighted to chat with you about your coffee auction and how we can help. Get in touch today!