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About Us

ALTAKAFÉ – Speciality Coffee

ALTAKAFÉ is the Speciality Coffee division of HANZCOR (PTY) LTD. We are direct importers and suppliers of green speciality coffee beans from South America, Central America and Africa.

Our team is committed to great relationships with the coffee farms at origin, our esteemed coffee roasters, coffee shops and restaurants that serve our speciality coffees and our coffee connoisseurs.

HANZCOR is proud to be a sponsor member of SCASA – (Speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa) and registered members of UTZ

ALTAKAFÉ is about a delightful cup of coffee with a commitment to traceability, transparency and sustainability.

What is Speciality Coffee
Specialty coffee” refers to the whole process from farmer to cup using single origin coffee. It refers to the way the coffee is roasted and how it is extracted. “Specialty coffee”was first used in 1974 by Erna Knutsen in an issue of Tea and Coffee Trade Journal. Knutsen used this term to describe beans of the best flavor which are produced in special microclimates. Specialty coffee should not be confused with “gourmet” or “premium” coffee. The latter are marketing terms with no defined standards. According to the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), coffee which scores 80 points or above on a 100-point scale is graded “specialty.”[1] Specialty coffees are grown in special and ideal climates, and are distinctive because of their full cup taste and little to no defects. The unique flavors and tastes are a result of the special characteristics and composition of the soils in which they are produced.”