Probador Colectiva sources and imports specialty coffee green beans from pioneering US and EU specialty coffee firms which have direct trade models and various contacts to buy greens directly from farmers. Therefore, Probador Colectiva only uses coffees that can be described as specialty in the global coffee literature, meet the specialty coffee criteria’s - which are scored by Q graders and gained high scores- and ethical-traceable trade products.
Specialty coffee broadly can be described as coffees which scores at least 80 points over 100 by Q graders, have terroir specifics such as soil and altitude as well as producer, crop and process information. Unlike “C” market commercial coffees, specialty coffees are sourced by developing direct relations with producers and paying much higher prices than the coffees at coffee exchange markets.
Besides roasting from the sound green portfolio under Probador Colectiva brand, green beans are also supplied to small and big scaled roasteries as well as to coffee enthusiasts who want to roast at home for their own individual need.
Accordingly, for more than 2 years Probador Colectiva has partnered with US Café Imports – globally recognized and one of the pioneering specialty coffee suppliers of the world - and is the sole distributor of Café Imports coffees in Turkey and in some parts of the region.