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Who We Are

Condesa Co.Lab was created with a simple purpose in mind: to enhance the quality of lives by ensuring great coffee is accessible to everyone.

Working as a specialty coffee supplier since 2014, Condesa Co.Lab facilitates relationships between coffee roasters in Australia and coffee producing partners in more than 20 origins across the globe. As we have grown, we have utilised our global network and support team to enhance the quality of coffee research, logistical organisation, supply chain management and the quality of coffee worldwide.

Through our global network of coffee origin partners, traders, logistical partners and coffee roasters, we aim to achieve this by:

  • Investing in order to create sustainable communities
  • Evolving supply chains to meet emerging needs
  • Supporting agricultural innovation

Whether you’re just getting started with your roasting business, are looking to establish a new supply of specialty arabica coffee, or seeking high quality coffees for competitions, our team is able to manage your specific needs for green coffee.

What is Co.Lab?

Co.Lab is the specialty branch of Condesa, which focuses on sourcing fully traceable lots of green coffee that scores over 84 points. Our network of partners in coffee origins and flexibility in procurement strategy make us the most integrated speciality importer in Australia.

Co.Lab works closely with our contacts on the ground at origin to meticulously source only the highest scoring and most exclusive lots. We travel to every origin that we work with on an annual basis, strengthening our ties with
producers and partners and searching out the highest quality arabica coffees.

Through these relationships, we have access to quality coffees for specialised blends, as well as unique microlots from most coffee producing origins. On request, we can utilise this network to source ultra-specialty nano lots and designer coffees scoring 90+.

The flexibility in our network allows coffee roasters to engage in the way that best fits their business model. We offer everything from spot and forward purchasing, to providing logistical support for roasters sourcing their own coffee. Our trade team can manage your financial exposure and cash flow, allowing you to plan your procurement months, or years in advance.

Trust

We believe that quality coffee cannot exist with trust, and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Expertise

Our expert knowledge and experience will ensure that roasters will have access to the coffees they need, and be able to maintain relationships with coffee producers.

Partnership

We aim to facilitate relationships between the different ends of the coffee supply chain, connecting roasters to our trading, logistics and origin partners across the globe.

Quality Management

Condesa has a dedicated QC quality management team that assures the physical and sensorial quality of every coffee that we purchase. Our QC team has combined over 30 years experience in all aspects of the industry, from procurement and quality management at origin to commercial roasting and front-of-house brewing.

We meticulously grade, roast and cup each and every coffee multiple times before making purchasing decisions. This process is repeated before any coffee is shipped, once it arrives, and periodically during storage in one of our warehouses, allowing us to track any changes over time.

We work closely with our origin partners on qualitative analysis and pilot projects, which gives us unparalleled access to new cutting edge coffees of the highest quality. We also work closely with roasters on blend development, roast profiles and green inventory management strategies.

RISK MANAGEMENT

Condesa recognises that risk management is a critical aspect of any coffee business in the supply chain. There are many factors that determine the price of coffee at any one time, including differentials, foreign exchange rates, futures markets and the physical supply and demand fundamentals underpinning coffee exports from each country. With our expertise in trading and risk management, we are able to offer technical support and advise on how to best manage these factors and minimise the financial risks to roasters.

Risk management assistance is provided through offering clear information on pricing, differentials, the market and foreign exchange. The high level of transparency in futures prices provides information about market conditions and expectations of supply and demand, which our team can translate in order to help roasters make informed purchasing decisions. We also offer warehousing and credit terms, which allows our customers to manage their cash flows.

A GLOBAL NETWORK

We are an extension of the ECOM global network of origin-integrated companies. The ECOM family provides Condesa Co.Lab with connection and access to resources, research partners and coffee trade organisations across the globe, working with farmers, green coffee partners and dedicated teams in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Leveraging the worldwide expertise and diversity of this network, we specialise in the sourcing, distribution and supply of quality green coffee, with a specialised focus on sustainability, logistics and direct sourcing of ethically sourced, speciality coffee beans.

Our origin presence allows us to offer farmers pre-crop financing, agronomy training, logistical support, processing, milling and access to a global marketplace, while our presence in Australia allows us to work directly with roasters to find the best coffee to suit their needs.

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