After welcoming four new members in last month, Su-re.co continues its summer internship programme by accepting more interns. This month, June, Alba Juarez Ballester and Natalie Nylund arrive in Bali and joining Su-re.co team.
Business, volunteering, and international development issues were at the tip of Alba’s fingers, she participated actively in several Model United Nations in New York and Rome. At that time, Alba was student in Institut Libre des Relations Internationales, Paris, France, majoring International Relations. She began to research what institution would work best for her, when she did internship in Economic and Commercial Office of The Spanish Embassy in India. As a result, after graduating from her degree, she landed her choice by pursuing Master Degree in International Business in the same school in Paris.
Natalie is originally from Stockholm, Sweden. She studied economics at Södertörns högskola and INSEEC Business School, France. Alba and Natalie help Florian and Anna in running the coffee-bioenergy project. They look forward to learning the strategic skills necessary to effectively analyze and improve a company’s business model; especially through project developments. Finally, they hope to gain experience and knowledge to help her build the future.
Last week, they experimented coffee bean selecting, roasting, and brewing after after-5-BBQ at Su-re.co. They also worked with Mark Hiriart for a coffee experimentation on June 16th 2016. Mark owns a specialty coffee trading company called Golden Future Trading, based in Hong Kong and is also a coffee Q-Grader. Very helpful and exciting meeting for the progress of the project. Mark has provided valuable information from his own experience and knowledge that he has gained from many years in the coffee sector. The interns now have a better understanding of several factors for improving the quality of coffee beans before, during and after harvesting. It was a first great meeting, and the project hopes for further support.
You may see them asking your opinion on our coffee-bioenergy-community project on the Canggu beach, Bali, this Friday (24/6). Please help them. Thank you!
My free-range kids are testing all natural colour T-shits produced by Auditya Sari AKA Su-re.co’s ethical fashion promotor. She dyed the T-shirt with coffee and dragonfruit and locked the colours with salt and vinegar.
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The su-re.co Team is pleased to present its first coffee experimentation for its community-based project.
Below, please find a quick presentation of our project.
Su-re brew is an eco-friendly beverage locally producent and uses biogas as source of energy for roasting coffee beans. Hence, the project is synergistic adaptation and mitigation measure for climate change. Partly, it will alleviate poverty by creating a new source of income for farmers and utilise local and climate resilient agricultural products including Robusta coffee and cacao as climate change adaptation. Furthermore, we provide households with affordable clean renewable energy as climate change mitigation.
Last week, the Sure-brew project visited coffee farmers in several villages in Jembrana, Bali. The visit was completed by the hand roasting of the master roaster. The farmers made their specially coffee which was similar to experience in Ethiopia, origin of the all coffee. The project hopes to connect this coffee activities with the bioenergy project as a demand for the energy as well as a tool to improve their economy. Coffee roasting could be a bio energy demand and poverty alleviation.
The sure-brew is a community-based project in which we are working with local farmers. The project is using biogas as a clean source of energy for producing ‘su-re brew’; a natural brew of coffee mixed with flavours.
The field trip to Jembrana was the first visit since the International Workshop in May. The purpose of the field trip was to get further information and understanding of the coffee production in Jembrana. In order to finalise the business model and continue with marketing the product, it was essential to gather details regarding the following processes during the coffee production: Harvesting (method farmer use for selecting the coffee cherries); Drying (drying method, and if fermentation is used to enhance flavour); Selecting (if farmer select the green beans – which method is used); Roasting (if farmer already roast the beans and which energy source is used); Packaging (if farmer sells packages of roasted/grinded coffee) and Quantitative data of the yields (type of coffee, type amount of coffee per hectare, etc.)
Moreover, this field trip visiting the farmers and their coffee plantations also allowed us to collect marketing material such as photos and videos to use for promoting our product and telling our story. Importantly, this was our first meeting with the farmers, which was an opportunity for us to explain about our project, and invite them to work together with us. This enabled us to start a business as well as personal relation with the farmers, which we hope to maintain throughout this project.
The field trip met our expectations, as we gathered a lot of useful information and got a deeper understanding of the coffee production in Jembrana. As we had hoped, we met farmers that were harvesting and processing Robusta coffee, as well as Arabica, with potential to meet the requirements to be able to produce coffee beans with good quality that we could sell in coffee shops in Canggu and Seminyak, Badung, Bali.
Anna and Florian are at the moment the only two persons developing ‘su-re brew’. As we are still designing the project, we would really appreciate any support from people that would be willing to share your experiences or skills when it comes to marketing/graphic design, to help promote our story and support this project.
If you are interested to get on board this community-based project, or have any questions, please send us email to Florian.firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Annacacarlsson@gmail.com . We really look forward to hearing from you. Thanks a lot! Terima kasih !
Su-re.co introduces a new project namely "Su-re Brew”. This is a community-based project utilising biogas to produce an organic beverage
The project will create a demand for bioenergy with a community based organic beverage. Further integration of bioenergy into agricultural value chains enables increased productivity as well as ensuring food security. Importantly, bioenergy is a substitute for firewood and other energy sources and therefore, it effectively eliminates considerable impact on health (indoor air pollution) and environment (deforestation) and has a wide potential end uses.
Su-re Brew is an eco-friendly beverage locally produced and use biogas as source of energy for roasting coffee beans. Hence, the project is synergistic adaptation and mitigation measure for climate change. Partly, it will alleviate poverty by creating a new source of income for farmers and utilise local and climate resilient agriculture products including Robusta coffee and cacao as climate change adaptation. Furthermore, the project will provide households with affordable clean renewable energy as climate change mitigation.
The project is developed by the Su-re.co, supported by European commission program (Green-WIN and TRANSrisk projects), as well as central and regional governments. Together the consurtium conducted an international workshop in Bali, namely “Sustainability and Resilience of Bioenergy for Climate Change” and agreed to work toward Sustainable Development Goals in Bali, with the Su-re Brew as a demand for the bioenergy.
The Su-re Brew is a brew containing coffee mixed with various flavours such as cacao, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, vanilla, pala, etc. The product is using solely organic agricultural products from Jembrana, Bali. The project will create green business opportunities through utilising biogas for roasting as a mean to increase the demand for bioenergy.
The energy used in the production is created by agricultural waste in a biogas digester. The main biogas consumption is fuel for cooking in households. In addition, the community can use the remaining amount for roasting the beans which will be a new source of jobs and income for farmers in Jembrana. Evidently, demand for biogas in the value chain for agriculture has untapped potential .
The use of biogas as an energy source is a promising transition pathway for reducing GHG emissions while enabling households in rural areas opportunities to diversified livelihoods as well as to become self-sustainable with access to clean energy. As such, the project of Su-re Brew – using a synergy of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, incentives initiatives to create demand for bioenergy on a household, national and international level.