Moxxa Cafe: award-winning fair-trade coffee
Moxxa CafeKöln, Germany
Dirk BarthelmeßPIONEER FROM COLOGNE FOR FAIR COFFEE
Moxxa Caffè started out as a shop roastery with the aim of supplying its six coffee houses with self-roasted coffee. However, it has now grown into a roaster with two locations. The shop roastery is located on the nightlife mile of Cologne residents on Aachener Straße. Under the name "moxxa.caffè | Die Rösterei" you will find a coffee bar with a bistro and roastery. When the coffee shop closes in the evening, guests can enjoy a glass of wine and a freshly prepared meal in a stylish atmosphere. A special feature is the winegrowers' battle, which takes place four times a year. Claudia Stern hosts the event, where the winegrowers present their current wines and a four-course menu accompanies them in the evening.
JRE provides a friendly framework for the exchange with people who are passionate about their product."
Owner Moxxa Cafe
The journey from shop roaster to coffee distributor
Coffee production required a larger, more professional environment as demand grew and roasting volumes increased. Such was the case in the up-and-coming district of Cologne/Mülheim where since mid-2019 the owners have been operating under the company name "moxxa.caffè | Im Carlswerk". Here, you can find coffee expertise in modern industrial design in the Carlswerk area, on the site of a former cable company. Coffee lovers can get to know the entire spectrum of coffee here. You can enjoy freshly brewed coffee at the coffee bar, or you can attend a course at the in-house coffee academy, which will open in the fall/winter of 2019. Moxxa Caffè now sells its coffee nationwide.
Home developed coffee blends
The team around master roaster Savvas Katsidis develops the coffee blends themselves with a lot of passion. In choosing the green coffees to be used, the fact that each region's cultivation and vinification has an impact on taste is taken into account. In combination, beans from growing areas that are geographically far apart often harmonize very well with each other: for the Espresso House Blend, for example, the roasting master combines Peruvian and Ethiopian highland Arabica beans with high-quality Robusta beans from India.
The product range
Currently, the product range includes five espressos, a crema variant, up to six different filter roasts, and decaffeinated espresso/coffee. Moxxa Caffè bears the seal of the German Roasters' Guild and has already been awarded the gold medal six times in the annual cupping competition. Additionally, Slowfood Germany included Moxxa Caffè in its producer guide for its commitment to fair and ecologically responsible agriculture and artisan roasting.
Fair-trade & roasted in Cologne
Quality, health awareness, fairness and sustainability are the priorities of the Moxxa team. Only fair-trade coffees, mostly from organic farming and sustainable agriculture, are used. Moxxa Caffè maintains long-standing relationships with its suppliers from the growing countries, including Peru, Honduras, Costa Rica and India.
Prioritizing social responsibility
The Moxxa Caffè team is currently working on establishing its own European coffee. In cooperation with farmers on La Gomera, Moxxa Caffè has grown coffee on several test fields. The climatic conditions, which deviate from the classic growing countries, pose a major challenge. The owners are excited about the harvest planned for autumn 2019.