The Vasileios Anastasopoulos S.A. Company trading as EL CAFE was established in August 2000.
The company story however commenced many years earlier.
Our long-term experience and meticulous commitment to quality matters has led us to adopting five strict criteria:
Our company has staffed a specific department, and also maintains specialist associates throughout all the coffee producing countries
Cupping is the A and Z in our everyday life. This is the best way to evaluate and quality control the coffee.
Traceability is the tracking process of the coffee’s journey that assists us in retaining a stable quality and tasting profile
It is very important that the same tasting profile in the coffee that we have selected remains consistent
We maintain good relations with our suppliers, whilst establishing a strong foundation of cooperation that is based upon trust.
EL CAFE, to meet the needs of its Market and its Clients, has:
(logistics & distribution)
(buying directly from growers)
In Latin America we find Brazil, Colombia and Peru as the principal coffee producing countries. Brazil produces more coffee than any other country, and has been among the largest coffee producing countries. It is estimated that around a third of all coffee is grown in Brazil. Another quarter of production also comes from South America, meaning that the continent alone is responsible for more coffee than all other producing countries combined.
Nowadays, Brazil is not only the world’s largest coffee producer but is also becoming a significant player in the specialty coffee industry. Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, and Mundo Novo coffee varietals are grown in the states of Paraná, Espirito Santos, São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Bahia. Within Brazil, Minas Gerais is the largest coffee producing state.
Central America produces 15 percent of the world’s Arabica coffee – and coffee is essential to the region as well, where more than 1.3 million people depend on coffee cultivation.
In Central America, the principal coffee producing countries are Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Mexico.
This place, in general, produces a very consistent washed Arabica coffee. There are distinct differences from country to country as you move south from Mexico to Panama. There are also very defined and unique micro-climates in each country that produce distinctly different coffees and profiles. Guatemalan and Costa Rican are extremely popular, but you can find exceptional coffees in most all of these countries.
Almost a third of all coffee is produced in Asia. In this continent one can find arabica as well as robusta production. The main arabica producing countries are Indonesia and India. The main producing robusta countries are Vietnam and India.
Vietnam is now the world’s largest supplier of Robusta coffee, and the second largest coffee producing country in the world.
Indonesia has seen significant decline due to adverse weather conditions, they still produce around 10 million bags.
India is also part of the countries that satisfy the world’s coffee needs. Outside these large coffee producing countries, coffee is also grown in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Malaysia, China and Laos.
Although coffee plants are indigenous to Africa, just over a tenth of the world’s coffee is still produced in Africa. Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania are some of the largest producing countries but coffee is grown in many other regions as well.
The majority of the coffee can be found in East Africa. One of the largest coffee producing countries is Kenya. The coffee industry of Kenya is noted for its cooperative system of production, processing, milling, marketing, and auctioning coffee.
Not only is Arabica produced in Africa, Robusta is also indigenous specifically for Uganda and Tanzania. A variety of wild Robusta coffee is still growing today in Uganda’s rain forests. Robusta is also grown by 300,000 small-holder farmers in Uganda. It accounts for 95% of the Ugandan exports and 2,800,000 people rely on it for a living! The coffee trees are intercropped with traditional food crops and grown in the shade of banana trees and other shade trees. In these self-sustaining conditions, coffee is left to grow naturally, flowering on average twice a year.
Our company has aligned itself with the strictest standards in its industry and is equipped with the following certificates: