There’s a new offer of the Student Union Niederbayern/ Oberpfalz in the cafeteria café zentral at the University of Regensburg and Cafébar in the WiWi-building at the University of Passau. It’s a special type of sustainable and environmentally friendly coffee: Slokoffie! But what’s the difference between Slokoffie and conventional coffee?

Enjoy your coffee with a clear conscience: Slokoffie

Slokoffie is a brand which was founded in October 2016. The coffee consists out of Honduran premium coffee which assures sustainability during the whole value chain, including the fair payment of the coffee farmer and the transportation with the sailing ship Avontuur from Honduras to Bremen and Hamburg. This way of transportation assures 90% less emissions of CO2 compared to conventional ways of transportation of coffee. The partner for the transport and the protection of the environment on sea is Timbercoast.

But the coffee is not only transported in a “slo” (a modification of “slow”) way, also the name Slokoffie (“Koffie”: dutch for coffee) stands for a slow consumption with pleasure. So his name is telling the story of a slow journey associated with internationality, foreign cultures and the protection of environment.

Slokoffie: the product

By buying Slokoffie you help protecting the environment and simultaneously you can enjoy organic certified coffee consisting out of 100% arabica beans. The beans are harvested manually in the highlands of Honduras and dried on site in the sun, what gives the coffee a gentle mark, a sweetness of caramel and chocolate combined with a touch of citrus.

Slokoffie: Hard Facts

The Slokoffie

The transportation with Avontuur produces at least 90% less CO2 compared to conventional transportation by plane or container vessel.

  • One Sailing ship transports 290 bags of coffee beans, with a weight of 20.000 kg.
  • One bag of coffee beans has a weight of 69 kg.
  • Out of one bag of coffee beans you can drink 5.600 cups of coffee.
  • 90 bags of coffee beans are more or less 1.624.000 cups of coffee.

Transportation and emissions of CO2

Europe imports within one year more or less 50 million bags of coffee (3.5 million tons).

  • Germany imports within one year 18 million bags of coffee (1.25 million tons).
  • The average route of the coffee transportation to Germany is 10.000 km.
  • During the transport of 3.5 million tons of coffee beans to Europe, 453.000 tons of CO2 are emitted.
  • During the transportation of 1.1 million tons of coffee beans to Germany 166.000 tons of CO2 are emitted, which corresponds to the yearly emissions of 35.000 cars.

Slokoffie is available for 1,50 € in café zentral in Regensburg and in Cafébar in Passau. In both cafeterias it’s also possible to buy packages of 250g, 500g and 1000g of coffee. Slokoffie is roasted and packed by the local coffee roasting house Basilius in Velburg.