GUARANTEEING THE BEST IN COFFEE
1. Selection of coffee beans
At Rombouts, quality is of paramount importance. The ultimate objective is to provide the perfect cup of coffee. The selection and control of the green coffee beans is essential to guarantee quality. That is why Rombouts mostly work with Arabica coffee varieties.
2. Quality control
Rombouts is also one of the few roasters in the world to carry out three inspections of its batches of primary materials. Samples of coffee are tasted in a laboratory before purchase, upon delivery, and finally after roasting.
3. The art of roasting
The roasting process determines the coffee's flavour and aroma. Rombouts chooses a traditional approach; slow roasting the coffee for up to 18 minutes, so the flavour and aroma can develop their full potential.
4. Vacuum packaging
To preserve its flavour, the coffee is sealed in vacuum packages after roasting.
Each year, Rombouts becomes more committed to sustainable development, notably through the launch of a range of Fair Trade products. Fair Trade is coffee which Rombouts has been purchased under specific conditions, including: a guaranteed minimum purchase price, a development bonus for the completion community projects which are democratically decided upon by the producers (access to education and health care, improvement of infrastructures, etc.) and preservation of ecologically fragile regions.
INNOVATING FOR TOMORROW
Thanks to innovation, Rombouts has been able to grow over the years, notably through its creation of the filter, the 1,2,3 Spresso system, etc. Numerous projects are still being developed with an eye toward offering consumers the best possible coffee.