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Sustainably grown coffee beans in Ethiopia Photo courtesy Terres de Café

Paris, France – It is a special new gourmet shop in Paris, a shop opened to celebrate one of the most innovative specialty coffee shops and bars in the French capital. It was in 2009 that Christophe Servell created Terres de Café, which can be translated as coffee growing lands, high-end coffees chosen for their gustatory qualities but, too, a selective choice of the regions where the coffee beans are grown and a rigorous method in their transformation. The house’s standards in terms of sustainable development and the environment stand out in a world that is in need more than ever of sustainability.

The Terres de Café coffee boutique and bar in the Marais in Paris Photo courtesy Terres de Café

The house uses coffees that are cultivated in agroforestry, land use management systems in which trees and greenery are managed and grown around or among crops. It is a technique according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations that uses ecologically-based systems which diversify and sustain production. Terres de Café also raises awareness about sustainability with the farmers it works with and offers notably training and commitments to purchasing from them and purchasing at a higher than market price, the commodity price of coffee, which often does not allow small growers to earn a living from their activity. It is a strategy that appears to be paying off for the house has five boutiques in Paris and has won several awards including the Best Espresso Assembler for the founder Christophe Servell in both 2015 and 2019.

The Ethiopia H3 Bio coffee at Terres de Café Photo courtesy Terres de Café

The house ’s new flagship in the heart of the Marais neighborhood in Paris is a boutique and coffee bar at once. Here you can taste exceptional cups of espresso prepared by the house’s baristas. You can also pick up one of Terres de Cafe’s 30 exclusive coffees in beans or ground. The house also offers training sessions and workshops.
©The Gourmet Gazette

Terres de Café
36 rue des Blancs-Manteaux
Paris 75003
+33 (0) 9 87 02 51 76
http://www.terresdecafe.com

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