“At that time we had some logistical issues with our coffees which were always arriving late. One of Caravela's founders, Giancarlo, told us about Caravela´s new operation in Metapan, in El Salvador, so we decided to give it a try. In the first year, we purchased all coffees based on pre-shipment samples. In the years that followed, we would come personally every January to visit the farmers and cup the early harvest lots, deciding on purchases later in the year.”
Jaroslav Tucek – Doubleshot Coffee Roasters
The story of a thousand samples: how allocating lots to different products allows Has Bean to buy everything one family produces
“The main thing I have learnt is what a good man Pedro is, and how lovely his family are and what good friends [we] have become. None of this would have been possible without Caravela. I have benefited from better coffee and an amazing relationship.”
Stephen Leighton -Has Bean
Why Buy from Us
We are your people at origin. We analyse the quality and pay the farmer accordingly, so you only ever pay for what you need, while our farmer education programme ensures that quality continues to improve.
Caravela is a privately-run coffee export business, with over 17 years of experience and the original founders at the helm. Our unique model allow us to be agile to meet market and farmer demands rapidly and effectively. We innovate to seek efficiencies at all levels, from farm management, processing and shipping to quality control and advice on cost-effective buying strategy.
Notes from The Team
We have a very international staff with members with experience in all areas of the specialty coffee industry. Here they share their thoughts and advice on a great many interesting topics.
Coffees to Fall in Love With
We want you to fall in love with our coffees, to keep wanting to buy them, for it to be inconceivable that you would choose anything else. Our coffees are the result of the combined passion of over 150 employees and 4500 farmers in 11 different countries – we want you to find your perfect match. But sometimes you have to play the field, find out what you like, what suits you, what fulfils your needs – and that’s what spot is for.
We are not a spot business, we specialize in match-making, facilitating long term relationships where everyone wins. But sometimes you have to try before you buy. You have to date. So be our guest, take ‘em for a spin; try them on and see which fit. Perhaps your perfect coffee is already in store and waiting for you in one of our many warehouses worldwide. We’ve lined up a few for you here:
Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you’re looking for. One of your local Caravela team members will be in touch to take you through some different options of how we can help you.